Christopher Xavier Dickerson
May 19, 1992 - July 14, 2011

Full Name: Christopher Xavier Dickerson
Date of Birth: May 19, 1992
Date of Death: July 14, 2011
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Sacramento, CA
Place of Death: Sacramento, CA
Memberships: American River College Football Team
Great Harvest Baptist Church

Christopher Dickerson was born on May 19, 1992 to Christopher and Ramona Dickerson at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California.  He is one of four children.  He was the twin of Christian Dickerson, the younger brother of Yjohnzail Mack and Orlandis Dickerson. 

Christopher's illuminating personality was uplifting.  He was blessed with an inner peace and strength that touched all of our hearts.  He had an outlook on life that allowed him to see the best in people and situations.  His motivating drive ad ambitions were contagious to many.  Christopher had a strong ability and capacity t excel academically and in athletics.  He began demonstrating these traits as early as elementary school by remaining on the honor roll six years straight, eager to explore, learn and grow. 

During Christopher's tenure at Sheldon High School, his desire to excel as an athlete to complement his past academic achievements took on a new focus.  In his sophomore year of high school, he received the defensive player of the year award; during his junior year he was selected as a 1st Team All League member.  His senior year incuded his making the second team All League.  He graduated from Sheldon.  During the Fall 2010 he began his freshman year at American River College ( ARC) in pursuit of a degree in Kinesiology and he, along with his teammates, achieved a division Chapionship title. Looking forward to his second and last  year at ARC, he undertook an English class this summer, and began summer training camp with the ARC football program. 

Christopher was challenged by life's choices, and the hardships that are typically given to youth.  He stepped up to confront and tackle those challenges as he did in the gridiron. He continued with football and academics as he prepared for independence.  However, the challenge he faced on July 13th was not the typical challenge, nor shoud it be for any nineteen year old.  God beckoned Christopher from this world with a traumatic and horrendous car accdident on July 13,2011 and the challenge of death hours later on July 14,  2011.  Christopher made a final stand, continuing to be a diference maker.  He assured no less than four lives were saved with the donation of his heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.  This brings new meaning to Christopher's favorite quote:  'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'

He is survived by his father, Christopher Dickerson, mother, Ramona Dickerson, brother, Yjohnzail Mack,  twin brother Christian Dickerson, grandmother, Kay Dickerson and many cousins, aunts and uncles that loved him with all of their hearts 

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