Christopher Virgil Truesdale Sr. was born on April 19, 1960, in Bronx, New York, to Leroy and Dorothy Truesdale. Christopher passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, in his home in Lugoff.

He entered active duty military service in the United States Army straight out of high school. He is most notably known to boast of his time spent as a medic but actually spent much of his military service as a communications specialist. In the years following his military service, Chris worked several jobs. He was most proud of his clothing company "LoProfile" and of being a vendor on the streets in the upscale neighborhood of SoHo. As a vendor in SoHo, he got to rub elbows with the rich and famous. He was seen with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Russell Simmons and many others.

He enjoyed alternating his time between the hustle of New York and the ease of South Carolina, finally settling for the country living of the south and indulging his passions for animals. He was known to have a barrage of animals on hand to include at the time of his passing, his beloved dog Drake, a goat named April and a slew of pigeons.

Christopher is survived by his daughter, Sareena Renee Bellamy of Grovetown, Georgia; sons, Christopher Virgil Truesdale Jr. of Lugoff and Terrell Starr of New York; brother, Leroy William Truesdale III of Bronx, New York; sisters, Lorie Truesdale of Columbus, Georgia, and Hortense Truesdale; mother, Dorothy Truesdale; three grandchildren, Miraj Queen Killingsworth, Bartholome Amarion Bellamy and Taliyah Renee Bellamy; nieces, Jamilah Passmore and Taneisha Passmore; and numerous other loving family and friends.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitation at the home.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Unity Family Life Cemetery, 274 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, with the Rev. John Dicks Sr. officiating.

The procession will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the home.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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