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Christopher E. Timberlake

March 9, 1950 — June 28, 2020

"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven."- Matthew 5:16

Christopher Emanuel Timberlake passed away June 28th, at his home in Prudenville, Michigan.

Chris grew up in Durham, North Carolina. There wasn't anything that he thought he couldn’t do. He played little league baseball, sang in the junior choir and male chorus. Chris graduated from Merrick Moore High School in 1968 and later the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1972. Later on, he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in counseling from Oakland University at Rochester and a Specialist Certificate from Wayne State University.

Upon graduation, Chris was recruited by the Mt. Clemens School District (MI). During his tenure at the district, his different assignments included teacher, counselor, and coach. In 1977, he coached the girls track team to set the state record in the 4x40 relay in the State Track Meet.

After 23 years in the Mt. Clemens School District, Chris went on to work as a guidance counselor in the Roseville Community School District for twelve years.

During his early years Chris completed training at the Oakland Police Academy and worked as a full time Park Ranger during the summer months and weekends. He was also an active member of the Utica Church of Christ where he served as Deacon, song leader, and taught Sunday School.

Chris and Kathy relocated to Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida in 2012. There, he taught history and economics in the Broward School District. A few of his accomplishments include Mt. Clemens Coaches Hall of Fame, Mary McLeod Bethune Award, Roseville Teacher of the Year, Young Educators Society Leader and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 38 years, Kathy; children, Austin, Prudenville, Michigan, Aaron, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, Amara (Lindsay), San Diego, California; granddaughter, Amelia; two brothers, Harold (Cheryl), Saginaw, Michigan, Dennie, Durham, North Carolina; three sisters, Charlotte (Earl) Heyliger, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Linda and Varetta of Durham, North Carolina; aunt, Lilla Mae Burt, Durham, North Carolina; uncle, William Harris, Durham, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Sr. and Ruth Timberlake; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Virginia Tremlett; close friend, Larry Parham.

Chris taught many people during his lifetime. Many of them went on to become outstanding citizens and professionals because of his teachings, guidance and example. He often said, "Let The Work I've Done Speak For Me."

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