Whitesboro – Funeral services for Billy Chris Lovejoy, 55, of Whitesboro will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Sherman Bible officiated by Rev. Bobby Hancock. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. There will be a time of visitation for friends and family at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro, TX on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Chris passed from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Colorado.
He was born on November 14, 1962 to Billy Frank “Hank” and Rita Mae (Young) Lovejoy in Sherman, Texas. He graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1981 and went on to live a life dedicated to his Lord and to his family. Chris was an all-state trumpet player during his high school career, he could play every instrument and was an accomplished pianist, vocalist and composer. He was a former band director and worship pastor For Georgetown Baptist Church of Pottsboro, TX. He was the inspiration for the Nativity Live (nativitylive.com) that is held during the Christmas season at Georgetown Baptist. Chris loved the outdoors, he loved people, and everybody loved Chris. His radiance and passion for Jesus just shined out of him like a beacon of light, drawing people to him. His wife, Lesa said of him “He was the best human I’ve ever known.” His father’s favorite verse is “I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) Chris lived this everyday of his life. He is described by his whole family as a sweet aroma, a sacrifice well pleasing to God. (Phil 4:18) Chris and Lesa exhibited this sacrifice recently, in selling all their possessions and following God’s call to move to Woodland Park, Colorado to attend Charis Bible College. While our world may seem a little dimmer, the stars are a little brighter, and our friend Chris is playing and singing for his savior and best friend Jesus.
Chris is survived by his wife, Lesa Wagner Lovejoy, daughter, Kalie Goldsmith and husband, Tanner, daughter, Courtney Lovejoy and fiancé, Landon Stephens, grand-daughter, Arwyn Goldsmith, father and mother, Hank and Rita Lovejoy, sister, Laurie Hilliard and husband, Charles, sister, Sharon Autry and husband, Pat, nieces and nephews, Alec and Morgan Hilliard, Brittlea Autry, Abby Hilliard, Crislynn Autry, Avery Hilliard, Davis Autry, Addison Hilliard, aunt, Virginia Lovejoy Aday, Uncle and Aunt, Jack and Myna Young, as well as numerous cousins and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Vivian Young and Alec and Grace Lovejoy.
Pallbearers will be Charles Hilliard, Pat Autry, Steve Ayers, Keith Meek, Keith Hough, and Russ Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Taylor and Mark Adair.