On January 13th, 1997 Christian Malik Ware was born prematurely at three pounds fifteen ounces to Michelle Ware and the late Christopher Calvin Ware in Chicago, IL. Christian was a blessed child, he was cherished and loved from birth by his parents and his tight knit family. He brought immeasurable joy to his family with his high energy, fun-loving spirit and curiosity to explore beyond his imagination.
Christian confessed hope in our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of ten at the New Mount Moriah M.B. church under the leadership of Reverend Marvell Williams. He later became a member of the Wheaton Christian Center under the leadership of Pastor Paul Arthurs where he was involved in the SWAT (Students With A Testimony) Youth Ministry under the direction of the youth Pastor Darryl Kilpatrick. During the summers, Christian served in several capacities including Vacation Bible School, Youth Fest and mission trips to provide resources on the saving power of Jesus Christ.
Christian, graduated from Glenbard East High School and attended the College of DuPage. He participated in many sports activities; however, he had a greater love for basketball where he earned the nickname “Stixxs”. Whatever he did it was done with a high level of energy and vitality. He was fearless. He had a magnetic personality and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was an adviser, an influencer, and an encourager to his closest friends. He was always ready to pray with them.
Christian had a sense of humor that was endless, contagious and endearing. His kind heartedness and consideration has left a compelling mark on many of our lives. He had an unforgettable smile that lit up any room he walked into within minutes. His joyful personality made each of his closest friends feel special, which produced long-lasting relationships.
Christian had a genuine interest in connecting with people and a desire to help others. To him no one was a stranger. Christian’s ability to connect with people allowed him to excel in his professional career in the customer service and sales industries. His strong work ethic gained favor with his North Mortgage and Nordstrom managers, brought joy to colleagues, and success to business.
Christian discovered a love for rap music and was passionate about pursuing a music career. He was affectionately known as Stixxs the Urban rapper. He composed and produced several musical tracks for a regional audience featuring ‘Foreign, Feelin Different, Do You Feel The Vibe, Blind Man and many more on SoundCloud/search “Stixxs”. He was enthusiastic about the opportunity to move to Boulder, Colorado and continue his career at Nordstrom. This allowed him to create music beats and enjoy the serenity in the mountain.
Christian leaves to cherish his memory his loving Michelle Ware-Ivy (Mother); Malcom Ivy (Step-father); Malcom II and Justin Ivy (Stepbrothers); Selwyn Richards (Grandfather); Pastel Gaston (Grandmother); Ann Janet Dennis, Hazel Sylvester, Kathy Carothers, Sandy Braxton, Sylvia Sylvester-Cox, and Tracy Ware (Aunties); Junior Sylvester, Kareem Andre Levestone, Michael Hurst, Neil Sylvester, (Uncles); host of cousins –Afiya Alleyne, Akeel Alleyne, Akilah Alleyne, Alicia Dennis, Brent Sylvester, Chantelle Browne, Courtney Ware, Christian Ware, Eric Ware, Melvin Ware, Miguel Dennis, Nicole Dennis, Nigel Dennis, Sarah Sylvester, other very close relatives, godparents and close friends.
Family and friends meant the world to Christian. His memories will live on forever in our hearts as a very loved and treasured spirit.