Billy Joe Christopher, Sr., 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 25, 2018.
He was the Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Dawsonville. Joe was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother. He loved fishing and worshiping his Lord and Savior.
His grandparents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Brenda Christopher; parents, Wilson and Ruth Christopher; children, Jennie (Richard) Frady, Rebecca (Terry) Pruitt, Billy (Ranita) Christopher, Jr., April Finnegan and Jackie West; siblings, Richard (Vickie) Christopher, William (Avis) Christopher, and Ann (David) Calvert; 16 grandchildren; and many other loving friends and relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Christopher will be held at 11 a.m. March 1 in the Chapel of Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming with Rev. Tommy Ross, Rev. Jackie Christopher, Rev. Larry Nichols, Rev. Tony Ewing and Rev. Henry Lackey officiating.
Interment will follow at Old Big Creek Cemetery in Alpharetta.
The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Feb. 27. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Feb. 28 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service March 1.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help offset funeral expenses.
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming is in charge of arrangements.