STONE, CHRISTOPHER

STONE, Christopher Lloyd, 31, suddenly and tragically departed this life on November 11, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., where he resided. He was born in Richmond, Va. on December 11, 1983 the youngest and beloved son of Riki and Dennis Stone. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lila and Jerry Sanders, formerly of Petersburg, Va., and North East, Md.; and paternal grandmother, Mary Stone of Waterford, Conn. Chris is survived by his parents; brother, Robert Keith Stone; sister, Katherine Stone Kapinos; sister-in-law, Lindsey Hutter Stone; niece, Hadley; nephew, Parker Stone; brother-in-law, Matthew Austin Kapinos; niece, Claire; nephew, Austin Kapinos; grandfather, Keith Reed Stone (formerly of Connecticut), all of Richmond; uncle, Sam and aunt, Ginny Sanders of Rising Sun, Md.; and a host of beloved friends and close cousins, especially the Becker and Knight families. Chris was raised in Chesterfield County attending Providence Elementary School, Manchester Middle School and graduating from Benedictine High School, Class of 2002. He was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Class of 2006 and commissioned into the U.S. Army, where he served eight years as an Airborne Ranger. Achieving the rank of Captain in the armored cavalry, he selflessly served two combat tours in Afghanistan. At the time of his death, he had served as a police officer in the Charleston, S.C. Police Department. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. December 11, 2015, at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull St. Rd., N. Chesterfield, Va. 23235. A "celebration of life" lunch reception will be held immediately following the service for all in attendance. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris's name will be gratefully accepted at the following, Benedictine College Preparatory, www.benedictinecollegeprep.org, VMI Scholarship Fund, www.vmicampaign.org/scholarships or Southminster Presbyterian Memorial Fund. The family would like to thank all the amazing family members and many incredible friends for their outpouring of prayers, cards, love and comfort during this difficult journey.