Johnson, Christopher Ryan a resident of Torrance, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 in Los Angeles. Born in Redondo Beach, Christopher was days away from his Redondo Union High School graduation when he died unexpectedly. His death leaves a gaping hole in the hearts and souls of those who loved him. In life Christopher's passions for family, friends, music, sports, reading and writing defined a character that could not be categorized. In his short 18 years he developed an eclectic musical taste that ran from blues to speed metal, from rap to country with a dollop of real punk rock mixed in. A budding writer, Christopher's way with words began when he was about 5 and continued on until recent times when he started writing songs for the band he and his friends formed, Schindler's Fist. He even penned a one-time column that ran in the Daily Breeze in 2003 and went on to write for his high school newspaper. And, like any good subversive literate, Christopher listed Hunter S. Thompson as a personal hero. Through music, literature and life, Christopher was well into forming his own strong ideals. Sportswise, he earned his nickname "Sunshine" while playing football at RUHS and was a fan of the Broncos, Eagles, Dodgers and Clippers. Above all these disparate pieces of his being, Christopher will always be remembered as a beautiful and loving son, brother, grandson and nephew with soul-deep eyes and a genuine smile. May his memory live long in our hearts. He is survived by Mother, Cindy Johnson of Torrance, CA, Father, Ron Lockridge of Long Beach, CA; Sister, Kaitlin Lockridge of Long Beach, CA; and Brother, Mason Woodward of Torrance, CA. On his mother's side he's survived by Grandparents, Bud and Polly Johnson of Torrance, CA; Aunt, Debbie Rooney of Long Beach, CA; Uncle, Bill Johnson of Harbor City, CA; Aunt, Jodi McDonald of Sublimity, OR; and Uncle, Dennis Johnson of Long Beach, CA. On his father's side, he's survived by Grandmother, Terry Lockridge, of Moreno Valley, CA; and Uncles, Rich and Randy Lockridge, both of Long Beach, CA. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, June 30, 2006 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Service will be also at Rice Mortuary on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God Bless and take care. Rhonda

  2. Cindy, Words can not express how I feel for you right now. What a beautiful boy he is and will always be!! You have truly been in my prayers since I heard about Christopher. I pray the Lord gives you strength each day and look forward to the day you can embrace Christopher once again in Heaven. Much love to you and your family. Your freind, Robbi Barbieri (CORP EXP)

  3. i never really knew chris but he was the guy i saw on campus almost everyday and when i went grocery shopping that i was always to nervous to say hi to so i just give the friendly smile. i would tell my friends about this cute guy i saw, but now when i heard the news i didnt know what to do. ive heard so much good things and it hurts to see such a beautiful person go. i wish i would have said hi. and that teaches me to never be afraid to make a new friend, cuz you never know when that friend wont be there to make anymore. stay strong and just know hes an angel now watching over his loved ones.

  4. im so sorry about chris. i never knew him ..but i always saw him around school and its like my head wont process hes gone because just 2 weeks ago i would see him at school everywhere && the prom. im so sorry such a beautiful boy had to go so early. i wish i would have just said hi once.well im am very sorry && hope you guys make it though all this. He’s is looking upon you guys. we will all meet with him again <33

  5. chris had such a positive impact on everyone. he changed me for the better and i can’t even begin to explain how thankful i am to have even known him. he was the only guy that ever told me “i love you” and actually mean it. chris won’t always be in the back of my mind, he will be in the back, the front, the left and the right. i love you chris. always remembered never forgotten. -your one of a kind cracker jack prize

  6. I met Chris just once. I delivered my daughter to a movie date with him, and insisted on meeting him. Probably one of the worst moments for a young man, he handled the meeting with strength, character, and a good sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

  7. Chris was such a great guy. I got to know him better this year because we had 3rd period together. The class was economics and government class. He sat right in front of me and we would always talk about how each others weekend were. I hung out with chris couple times outside of school. I will always cherish the time i spent with him and will never forget him. He was truly a good friend and everyone misses you and loves you man. I know you are watching over us all and hope to see you up there when its my turn to pass. Untill then my friend rest in peace.

  8. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.Our Church is praying for the family. Covenant worship center.

  9. there are too many………. i love you more than anything in this world and always will….. you are the most loving, caring, considerate, unique individual i’ve had the honor of knowing. thank you for being you!! thank you for being my son!! thank you for being the best big brother ever!! you are forever in my heart until i take my last breath & we are together again…………

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