Christian Deon Roberts was born on May 18, 1994 in Washington, D.C. Christian was tragically killed due to gun violence in January 2019. He was 24.
At a very early age, Christian developed a heart for serving. He loved working with people from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. As a teenager, Christian served as a teacher’s assistant in children’s church ministry, volunteered at the local high school to help teach children basketball skills, and worked at several children’s summer camps as a camp counselor and junior coach. Christian also helped rebuild homes after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and loved to volunteer at local food banks.
Christian was an outstanding basketball player and was nicknamed “Splash” for his sweet jumpshot and three pointers. Christian won many basketball accolades and was well known throughout the basketball community.
As an adult, Christian organized several shoe drives to collect shoes and give them away to the homeless community. He also collected clothing and distributed them to local shelters, prepared and delivered food baskets to families in need, and collected toiletries to be sent on a missions trip to Africa.
Prior to his passing, Christian’s desire was to open his own physical training facility to help others learn how to develop their bodies mentally and physically to be successful in sports.
Christian was not only a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and nephew, but he was also a friend. He loved God, loved playing basketball, loved people, and he made a tremendous impact on everyone he encountered.
Rest in Heaven Christian.
Christian was quiet, humble, and respectful and he loved helping others. Many called him their best friend.
CHRISTIAN'S IMPACT ON OTHERS
No one can take away the joy that you've brought us. Your name and great deeds will live on forever and because of you we will shine brighter and work harder. You've given me and many others the drive to love unconditionally. Thank you for your time here.
I will miss seeing your success in this world. You were always a quiet peaceful soul to be around, yet packed with so much gifting and grace. Amazing basketball player and loved God first.
Thank you for everything bro. The laughs, the disagreements, the advice, the corny jokes, for keeping me from doing crazy stuff. You became a piece of me and that piece will live in me forever. Love you bro.