Audrey Lynn Christopher

19730429 –

 20170518

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Audrey Lynn was born on April 29, 1973 to Doug and Ann Hefner Dunlap in Lubbock, Texas. She was a beautiful baby and grew up to be a beautiful young lady. She attended Rush Elementary, Mackenzie Junior High, and Lubbock High School. She was a gymnast and cheerleader while in school. She attended South Plains College and Texas Tech University. She then moved to Chicago to live with a friend for a year where she worked with special needs children and as a waitress at Fat Tuesday’s. She then moved back to Lubbock for a while before moving to Houston where she worked as Leasing Agent for apartments. There she met her husband and they had two beautiful children together. They moved to California in 2004 and a year later she had a traumatic brain injury and was left physically disabled. After spending 2 years in hospitals and rehab facilities she was finally well enough to travel back to Lubbock with her mom. She has resided at home with her mom for the last ten years.
Audrey was the strongest person we have ever known. She was funny, beautiful, caring, strong willed, and never gave up. Before her brain injury she was a very active person. She loved to rollerblade down the boardwalk in California and around Chicago. She loved to work out and was always the life of the party. Her smile never failed to light up the room. She loved to dance and be the center of attention. She made friends everywhere she went and was loved by everyone. She loved her children and was very involved with their school and activities. She loved her children more than anything and gave the world to them, never giving up until they were safe and by her side for the last few months of her life.
Audrey had a fantastic team of physicians, nurses, and medical staff. A special thank you to Dr. Kelly Klein and the Texas Tech Physicians Family Medicine team that has cared for her so much. They have been a huge support system for Audrey as well as her whole family. Also, thank you the staff at UMC, especially the MICU nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and other medical staff.
Survivors include her mother, Ann Dunlap; children, Benton Maxwell and Annabella Rose Christopher; sisters, Mandy Renee Dunlap, and Alicia Nicole Dunlap; nephew, Jayse Howard Parchman; niece, Megan Elizabeth Casarez; and maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth Hefner;
She was preceded in death by her father, Delbert Douglas Dunlap.

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20 thoughts on “Audrey Lynn Christopher”

  1. Bob Christopher

    So sorry for your loss. The world has lost a beautiful soul, and Ben and Bella have lost a wonderful and devoted mom.

  2. Melissa and Travis

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are heartbroken and praying for comfort and strength for all of you.

  3. Your Family Chain

    We little knew that day
    That God would call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly;
    In death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    But you did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you
    The day God called you home.
    You left us beautiful memories,
    Your love is still our guide,
    And though we cannot see you,
    You are always by our side.
    Our family chain is broken
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.

    Author Unknown
    My deepest sympathy for you & your family.

    Terri McClure

  4. Amy Christopher Rowe

    My sincerest condolences to Audrey’s family, especially to Benton and Bella. I am so happy you were able to spend time with your sweet mama. My prayer is one of peace for your entire family.

  5. Hoping all of you find peace and comfort in the memories of her life. Life itself is brief but love is forever !

  6. Joan Montgomery Mathis

    Dearest Ann and family. Sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter Audrey. Life with her was awesome because she was awesome. There were good days and bad days, but all is well. Love you. Admire you. Always your cousin Joan Montgomery Mathis.

  7. Sending my condolences and lifting this sweet family up in prayers. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless.

  8. Monica (Gonzales) Valderaz

    Audrey you will be forever missed. my prayers go out to your family

  9. Ann & all family, please know that I lift you up for Comfort ? Audrey was fortunate to have such strong support from you as you were blessed by her ? Praying for your Peace. Gwen Landers Marrier

  10. Brenda, so sorry for you and your whole family’s loss. Prayers going out to all.

  11. Carol Christopher Neatherton

    My sympathies to Ann and the Dunlap family, Audrey was a bright light with so much love and happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with Benton and Bella.

  12. Ronigene Greer Riddle

    I am shocked and sadden by the news of Audrey’s passing. I grew up with her at Rush and Mckenzie. We were also neighbors. She was always so sweet and friendly. She was always a good friend to me. She was beautiful inside and out. I’m so sorry to hear she has left us.

  13. Ann, this is Ami Mitchell, the OT who used to see Audrey. Charles just let me know about Audrey’s passing. I’m so very very sorry. I think of you and Audrey so often. The two of you really touched my heart. I got tears in my eyes reading that Benton and Annabella were with Audrey the last few months of her life. I know that that meant the world to her. I will be praying for all of you as I know that Audrey’s passing leaves a huge hole in your lives. Sending so much love your way.

  14. Michele Cooper

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for your family at this difficult time. I pray you find comfort in the memories you shared with this wonderful woman. Love you all

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