Christopher Hollinshead 1964-2021

COLUMBUS — Mr. Christopher Hollinshead, 57, transitioned to eternal rest Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at The Ohio State University Hospital.

Mr. Hollinshead was born Feb. 24, 1964, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Walter Jr. and Brenda Smith Hollinshead. He was a 1982 graduate of East High School and attended New Castle School of Trades for auto mechanics. He was employed for 26 years as a corrections officer with the state of Ohio, retiring in March 2021. He was a great sports fan, especially football, and his favorite team was the Miami Dolphins. Among other pastimes, he enjoyed bicycling, motorcycles, sewing and artwork.

He leaves to mourn his passing, but to rejoice in his eternal peace and rest, his beloved wife, the former Tia Maria Washington, whom he married June 25, 1993; two daughters, Tiera Hollinshead and Mykela Hollinshead, both of Columbus; a brother, Mark Hollinshead of Youngstown; a sister, Nina “Penny” (Alex) Smith of Farrell, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Hollinshead.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church, 3120 Winton Ave., Youngstown. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing.

A service of love and dignity was entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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