Christopher Alan Atkinson

January 23, 1961January 18, 2011

Christopher Alan "Ratman" Atkinson, 49, passed away on January 18, 2011.

Christopher was born on Janauary 23, 1961, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard J. Atkinson and Catherine Islip Atkinson and a brother, David P. Atkinson. He was an auto mechanic for The City of Suffolk, Fleet Management. He loved riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Survivors include a brother, Richard A. Atkinson and his wife, Helen of Virginia Beach, VA; a nephew, David P. Atkinson and a niece, Katie E. Atkinson and his best friends, Dave, Rusty and Yvonne.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Entombment will be private at Rosewood Memorial Park, Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Elaine DeNardo

February 17, 2011

To all who are interested in joining me in prayer, there will be a Mass said for Chris on February 28th, 2011.

(May God Bless you, Chris)

Chris Neville

February 8, 2011

So many memories of fast cars, late nights,and a few beers mixed in. When I drive down Mona ave. I still check the window over the garage to see if the shade is open and you are welcoming in some friends. Rest in Peace....

Chris Neville

February 8, 2011

So many memories of late nights, fast cars, and a few cold beers mixed in. Every time I drive down Mona ave I still check the window above the garage to see if the shade is up and you're ready to welcome some friends in. Rest in peace.

valencia kurek

February 7, 2011

Chris was a nice, kind & a giving person who I had the pleasure of knowing in his lifetime. Chris gave me and others a selfless & precious gift of priceless memories to reflect on when journing down life's pathway.

Chris will be missed by many. I'm sorry he did not know the full impact on the many lives he touched both past & current.

My condolences go out to all that are sharing in the pain & grief felt at the loss of Chris. I wish everyone strength during this most difficult time.

Death leaves a heart ache that no one can heal but, LOVE leaves memories that no one can steal. May the memories and love of Chris fill the heart. May the good times be the thoughts always in place of sadness.

Chris, may you rest eternally in peace and rest easy my friend. Always in my heart,
Valencia Kurek

Clay Remick

January 28, 2011

I will always rememember that fast Barracuda scared me a few times in that car. rest in peace Chris. Clay Remick Kill devil hills NC.

Rusty Wilkinson

January 27, 2011

Good friends are hard to find, but to lose one this early in his life is even harder. You are truly missed and thought of often.

Gayle Burton

January 26, 2011

Chris was an interesting and intelligent guy, with a great sense of humor. Though I have not seen him since high school, I still have fond memories of riding in his "race car" Cuda. Wow! That was a fast car, and he was an amazing mechanic! I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Michael & Colleen Hludzinski

January 25, 2011

You will always have a special place in our hearts. We will miss you.

Linda Webber MacDonald

January 24, 2011

RIP Chris.

David Jernigan

January 24, 2011

Chris was an inspiration to work with and ever helpful. Anyone who knew or worked with him is and will continue to be better for it. Chris will be missed.