Christopher Joseph Best

April 10, 1951January 21, 2013

Christopher Joseph Best, age 61, of Redford, Michigan, born on April 10, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan passed away suddenly on January 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Loving son of William and Elizabeth Best; Beloved brother of Melinda (David) Calme, Rebecca (Richard) Holman, Jennifer (Michael Bastian), Lisa (Dean) Wilson, Mary (Remi) Zecman, Georgina (Jamie) Neylon, the late Timothy Best and the late William T. Best; Dear uncle to many nieces, nephews and Amine. An accomplished musician and foster parent to many. Chris will be sorely missed by many friends and his faithful dog Maxi. Christopher will lie instate beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church 9086 Hutchins Road White Lake, Michigan on Saturday January 26, 2013; Visitation Friday January 25, 2013 from 4-8pm ,at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Memorial appreciated to the family of Christopher J. Best. Please visit


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Instate Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 26, 2013

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A. H.

January 28, 2014

My sincerest condolences to your family. May warm memories of the good times shared with Chris bring you solace. - Mt 22:32

Mark Ayer

January 28, 2013

May god be with your family during this difficult. I am still in shock.The world is a better place because of you rest in peace
Mark Ayer Fort Lauderdale Florida (Sullivan Health Care)

Matt Skoglund

January 27, 2013

To all in the Best Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep Chris, all his family and friends in my prayers. I was glad I could attend his funeral mass today. Chris was the Sound Engineer and Road Manager for several years for our band Red Alert. During those times we had much time to get to know Chris and experienced much in our travels together. All of us where lucky to work and spend time with Chris, he made us sound great, helped keep us grounded and did his best to keep us out of trouble. Some of the best memories with Chris were from an extended trip to play in Florida. Disney World, going to Playalinda beach and the other beaches during the day, working the clubs at night, we had a ton of fun. I wanted to share a funny story with you to remind us of the fun Chris had doing what he loved during his life.
We met a guy at one of the clubs who drove the astronauts around the Kennedy Space Center. Chris and all of us were invited to watch a rocket launch so we loaded up in a pickup during the day and got a tour of the grounds as we drove to watch the launch. The driver showed us the general public viewing area and continued driving, and then the VIP viewing area, and then the area were the families of the astronauts view from. We traveled a bit further then turned down the road to the active launch pad where the driver said we would pull off and watch the launch from. We could not believe we were going to watch the launch from such a forward spot even past the family viewing area. Well we found out we pretty quick we should not have been there. About 30 seconds after turning down the road we ended up being surrounded by MPs in Jeeps. After a few tense moments and the driver identifying himself as a driver at the Space Center, the MPs started laughing that the driver really thought he could take us that close, we obviously were not astronauts. We were escorted back past the Family area, past the VIP area and to the general public viewing area where Chris and the rest of us had a huge laugh about our ordeal and enjoyed the rocket launch. Chris will be missed by us all.

Laura (Wilson) Davis

January 26, 2013

We are so very sorry for your tragic loss of Chris. I remember Chris at Bests' Family summer occasions, always accompanied by happy young people he was a treasured mentor for and provided guidance and care. An Angel on Earth & Heaven. Keeping you all in our caring thoughts and prayers.

January 26, 2013

Cris, rest in peace and may God bless you. Your peaceful easygoing spirit will be how I remember you. Always generous with your time and abilities, you blessed many lives. My condolences to the family.
Rob Sitarski

January 26, 2013

To the Family of Chris Best:

My sincerest condolences on your loss. Chris was a kind and decent man who was always willing to help. He will be greatly missed by many, but will live on in our fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sergio Sanchez
Taylor, MI

Bill and Aline Myatt

January 26, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Marc & Janet Carlson

January 26, 2013

Our prayers are with Chris' family. What a great guy! It's just so unfair!

Becky & Scott Waller

January 25, 2013

Becky & Rick,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your brother. We will continue to pray that God will carry you and your family through this difficult time.

January 25, 2013

It's never easy when friends are taken suddenly, always remember how precious they are and keep the memories close to your heart. What was great about Chris is that no matter how mad he got at you, he forgave and that is a quality of what true friendship is about. He was special and he fulfilled that tasks that God set out for him. Well done my friend. You'll be missed but not forgotten....never. Joseph Z.