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Christopher Lee Strong

Christopher Lee Strong, 25, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in rural Bemidji, MN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, Minnesota with Rev. Jerry Rogers Officiating. A wake will begin on Saturday, August 3 at 1:00 PM at the Redby Community Center in Redby , MN and will continue until the time of the funeral service. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in Red Lake, Minnesota. Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck assisted the family with arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Strong, Floyd Burnette, Jr., Thomas E. Strong, Anthony J. Strong, Harlan Strong, and Corky Clark.

Active pallbearers will be Trevin Atkinson, Marvin “Pepe” Strong, Jr., Adrian Clark, David D. Clark, Jordan Lussier, and Joseph A. Strong, with alternates Marvin Strong, III, and Dakota Strong.

He was born on April 3, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Floyd Edward Burnette, Sr. and Joyce M. Strong. He resided in Minneapolis, Ponemah and Nay Tah Wash, MN growing up. He graduated from Mahnomen High School, and then did odd jobs just helping people out. He was currently living in Bemidji.

He enjoyed listening to music especially Pow Wow music, being with family and friends, playing with his nephews, walking, and he loved to laugh and joke around. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Strong of Bemidji; his sister, Denise Strong of Bemidji; his 3 brothers, Daniel Strong of Redby, Floyd Burnette, Jr. of Red lake, and Thomas (Cassondra) Strong of Shevlin, MN; his grandmother, Thelma Coleman of Nay Tah Wash; his grandfather, Ronald Coleman of Nay Tah Wash; and 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Burnette, Sr .; his brother, Brandon Lee Strong; his grandmother, Helen (Strong) Jones; and his grandfather, Jerry Jones.

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