Christon Laron Sheets, 20, of Monticello died on November 15, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was the son of Shavon James and Carlos Sheets.
Chris attend school at Monticello and Drew Central where he excelled in basketball, football and baseball, often being named player of the week in the local newspaper. He also excelled in the band programs, making 1st chair band as a drummer for several years.
Though he was young, Chris was never afraid of hard work. He started out working with his dad during summers digging roots from sun up to sun down at a very young age. He was employed at Tiny Thai Place in Monticello, then Magnolia Flooring in Hamburg, and recently working as a construction contractor building homes. He was excellent with his hands and creative. He was an entrepreneur from early childhood.
Chris was a member of the Great I Am Temple under the leadership of Pastor Ruby Wilson. He served the church as a drummer and singer for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, killing his first deer at the age of five, and at least one deer each year thereafter. Raising dogs was his passion, pit bulls was the dog of dogs in his eyes. From pee wee to high school, Chris loved sports and was very competitive and skilled, wanting to be the best at whatever he put his mind to. He was honest in his convictions, when his mind was made up there was no changing it.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Shirley Sheets; paternal great grandparents Charles and Nettie Sheets and Ollie Beatrice Avery and Willie Lee Tilman; his maternal great-grandparents. Adam and Maxine Stanley and Lexi Hicks Stanley and Ebenezer James, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his girlfriend, Misty Pamplin and unborn child of Monticello; his mother, Shavon James of Monticello; his father Carlos Sheets of Wilmar; his sisters, ShanKendra James of Monticello and Kiara Sheets of Little Rock; his brother, Blakely Block of Monticello; his grandparents Nancy (James) Williams of Monticello Rev. Ebenezer James, Jr. of Hamburg, and Cal Sheets of Wilmar; great grandmother, Lillie Mae James of Monticello; his aunts, Velinda (Curtis) Woodard, Marsie Walker both of Monticello, Jennifer (Reggie) Parks of Pine Bluff, Kywanda (William) Hines of Warren; his uncles, Melvin James of Jacksonville and Garrett Sheets of Wilmar; one niece Jazzlynn Johnson of Monticello and several great aunts and uncles and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Gethsemane Cemetery.