Christian Thompson

February 25, 1970 - March 26, 2024

Christian Thompson

February 25, 1970 - March 26, 2024


Visitation for Mr. Thompson will be held on Friday, April 5, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m., at Friendship Church, 1709 N. Madison Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106.

A life well lived,

Christian Dion Thompson


Christian Dion Thompson was born to Gertrude Thompson, and George Washinton on February 25th, 1970, in Tulsa Oklahoma.  In the first year of his life, he was adopted by Margaret and Norman Wayne Henderson.  It was discovered very early in his life that Chris had musical talent.  At five years old he was taking pots out of his mother’s kitchen cabinets and breaking combs in the house, learning to play drums!  It was in a church service that the spirit was very high, and the drummer was being prayed for, and suddenly, the drums were being played!  Chris was too little to sit on the seat, so he pushed the seat back and was standing while playing the drums!  Chris gave his life to God at an early age.  From there he began to have a passion for the keyboard.  He learned to play by ear and began to train under Floyd Wiley and Andrew Embry.  By the time he was a young adult he began playing in his father’s church, and other churches in the city.  Chris and his brother Dwayne began to sing together and called themselves the Henderson Brothers.  Chris began to play for the duo, and they sang in several churches around the city.  He had a special bond with his sister Iona Rena, as they shared the same birthday.  Chris married Brenda Jones and to this union a daughter Christian (Christy) was born.  Later Chris married Ozette Jones, and to this union two sons Tristan, and Jmani were born.  Although these marriages were dissolved, Chris continued to connect with his children throughout his life.  Chris became embedded in the music community and played for several churches, several groups, several bands and even toured with a play!  It was in 2019 that Chris met Suzeth Bishop and fell madly in love.  They married in 2020, and Chris gained a bonus son in Maleik McBroom.

Chris had a personality that was infectious and loved to have a good time.  Once he considered you a friend, he made it his business to regularly call and stay connected with you!  At the end of his life, he began to call or face time his friends and family to tell them he loved them and that he was facing the ultimate end with faith, and grace.

Chris was preceded in death by his birth parents, Gertrude Thompson and George Washington, and his adopted parents Margaret and Norman Henderson as well as two sisters Pauletta and Quincella and a brother Gerry Walker.  He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Suzeth, and children Christian (Christy), Tristan, Jmani and Maleik (Makenzie).  His Grandchildren: Kaydence, Travon, Kristan, Maleiah, and Melanie.  His siblings: Dwayne Henderson (CoJuan), Bishop J. Marvin Henderson (Cierra), Dorothy Henderson, Steven Thompson (Castenia), Keith Thompson, Sanford Thompson (Tina), James Thompson, Iona Rena McNeely (Hartwell), Terry Thompson,  Uncles K.C. Long and Edroy McQuarters Jr, an Aunt Vina Simmons as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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7 responses to Christian Thompson

  1. To Sis. Suzette and the entire Thompson Family. the New Bethel Family wants you to know we share your loss. Chris was much more than our Minister of Music, He was our son, friend and brother. Although our hearts are broken, we know he is resting in the arms of our father where there is no more pain and suffering. He will remain in our hearts forever! You will continue to be in our prayers. This may be a duplicate message, I tried to send several, but it doesn’t appear as if the previous message went through. Pastor Greenwood & Sis. Greenwood.

  2. Carolyn Greenwood says:

    To Sis. Suzette and the entire Thompson Family. we want the family to know we share your loss. We loved Chris, no only as our Minister of Music, but as a son, brother and friend. The Choir was blessed to come to your home and we certainly had CHURCH! You will forever be in our hearts. We will continue to pray for the family. This may be a duplicate message, I don’t think the other one went through. Pastor & Sis. James Greenwood

  3. Wow, my brother this still feels so unreal. I met you through my daughter Vashonda years ago when you both attended redeeming faith church. I saw your talent then and would ask you often to accompany me for events. You were one talented soul that I could always count on. Our last event together was in Oct of last year and you weren’t well then but you still wanted to play. Thank you for being who you were to me. You were like a brother that I could count on. My condolences to your kids, wife, my sis in Christ Ozets and all those who loved and knew you. Rest well my dear friend and may the ancestors guide you on this journey. Valonda Pannell and family 😥

  4. I met Chris several years ago when he tutored my son in learning to play piano. He was instrumental in his development he will be greatly missed my deepest prayers are with the family. God bless you 🙏

  5. I met Chris when I joined New Bethel Baptist Church and we clicked! Chris and I continued our relationship, even after I left New Bethel, we both were only a phone call away. He was an amazing man of God, who was humble, consistent and loving.
    My heart feels your pain and I will continually lift you up in prayer.

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