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Date published: 8/23/2013

Christopher P. Torrice

Christopher Paul Torrice, 32, formerly of Richmond, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

He is remembered as an avid learner and voracious reader and for having a loving and sensitive heart.

He grew up in Westover Hills, where he was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and was active in and enjoyed the youth group. He graduated from Douglas Freeman High School, did a postgraduate year at Fork Union Military Academy and studied at Longwood University.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Alexander and Joan Dearborn. He is survived by his parents, Mary Lawson and Joseph Torrice Jr.; his stepparents, Jerry Lawson and Dorianne Torrice; his closest friend and devoted sister, Mary A. "Lexi" Torrice; his paternal grandparents, Doris and Joseph Torrice Sr.; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Bliley's Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, VA 23230. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Eternity Church, 1900 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA 23222. Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life for Youth, newlifefor youth.com; or Young Lives, Richmond, younglife.org.