In loving memory of Chris Herlist Batiste. It is with great sadness, heartache and pain that we write this for our mother/grandmother. She was our rock, guide, confidant, champion, always there for us, believer and friend among other things. It has been very hard for us to write her obituary because each of us have been grieving her loss and processing this individually and as a family.
We would like to invite all of her family, friends and anyone that was touched by her positive aura that she always radiated to attend her celebration of life which is being held this Saturday, September 10th.
On behalf of her children, grandchildren, siblings and cousins, I want to thank you all for your condolences, well-wishes, friendships, flowers, and for just being the kind hearted and considerate people that our mother loved! We truly appreciate all that you are, all that you’ve done, all your prayers, all the hugs, check-ins, txts, calls, tears that we’ve shared together and reminiscent conversations that we had with you about “Mother Dear.” It has been very hard for each of us since her passing, although we have stayed close together with each other and are doing our best to be as strong as possible, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It has been quite the arduous journey and we know that all the values, teachings, traditions, knowing the difference and choosing right over wrong, familial bonds that our mother instilled in us will live on within us. As each of us continue our mourning, our mothers words and teachings, including “Give it to God,” which will uplift us in our dark times as we face our trials and tribulations going forward. We will always love you Mom!! Sincerely, Taman Dyami Batiste, Armon Isaiah Batiste, Sherry Batiste, Jamie Batiste, Maya Batiste, Nikkita Flowers, Brooklyn Batiste, Tessa Batiste, Hervel Hedrick, Heather Edwards.
Chris Herlist Batiste, 70, passed away on July 10th, 2022, in Sacramento, CA at Sutter Medical Center Hospital due to heart failure. She was born in Quincy, CA on October 18, 1951. She attended Quincy Elementary, Middle and High School in addition to attending and graduating from Sherman Indian High School. She also attended Feather River College.
She was a health care worker, in-home health care for the majority of her career. Although not married, Larry Parker of Quincy, CA was a long time friend and partner with their dog Taffy. Her hobbies consisted of gardening, reading: specifically the Bible, volunteering, donating, helping others and spending time with her lovely friends and family. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed photography, walking and outdoor activities; Chris was never still.
She was a loving, giving and an extremely selfless woman, being a mother to her children and grandchildren was her number one priority. She was a lifetime lover of Quincy which was “home,” where her heart was always at. She shared her life with her beautiful children and grandchildren. She loved to travel locally, swim, enjoyed fishing, finding great deals at yard sales and spending time with her friends. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you in Christ.”
She was predeceased by: Harley Harold Hedrick (Father), Rachel Hedrick (Dick) (Mother), Harvey Hedrick (Brother), Herminda Hedrick (Sister), Hazel Hedrick (Sister), Hariette Hedrick (Sister). Survivors: Taman Dyami Batiste (Son), Tessa Marie Batiste (granddaughter, daughter to Taman), Dyami Jahshawn Batiste (grandson, son to Taman), Armon Isaiah Batiste (Son), Maya Giavanni Batiste (Granddaughter, daughter to Armon), Another Granddaughter who will be making her debut on December 4, 2022 (daughter to Armon), Sherry Herlist Batiste (Daughter), Jamie Rae Batiste (Daughter), Brooklyn Kaye Batiste (Granddaughter, daughter to Jamie), La’Paris Ambrosia Butler (Granddaughter, daughter to Jamie), Heather Edwards (Sister), Hervel Hedrick (Sister), Huberta “Sister” Shelton (Sister), Hayden Hedrick (Brother), Harwell Hedrick (Brother), Herman Hedrick (Brother), Harley Jr. “Sonny” Hedrick (Brother), Harlen “Hiram” Hedrick (Brother), Herschel Hedrick (Brother), Harlen “Brother” Hedrick (Brother), Harlene Lawson (Sister).
Services: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 55 Bellamy Lane Quincy, CA 95971, Reception following at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints immediately following the services. Date: September 10, 2022 Time: 1:00 PM. Place: Burial: Stiver “Indian” Cemetery which is located off of Liberty Lane. Take HWY 70/89 to Barlow Road, take a right then a right onto Chandler Road then left onto Liberty Lane. It will take place following the reception. The family suggests memorials to: If it’s in your heart and you’re able to, please consider making a donation to her favorite radio station, K Love in the name of Chris Herlist Batiste. She was an avid listener, believer in God, lived by and loved the messages and songs that they played. Donations may be made at https://donor.klove.com.