Chris Angel Vargas Lorenzo, 18, of Virginia Beach passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Born December 30, 1992 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Angelo Vargas and Diana Lorenzo. He was a graduate of Kellam High School, Class of 2010 and currently studying Business Administration at Tidewater Community College. Chris loved working on cars and motorcycles, as well as spending time with his family and friends. He was very dedicated, helping his father run IDS Landscapes. Although he got up every day and worked like a man, he was still a kid at heart, as evidenced by his love of candy. Chris was the best brother, son, boyfriend, and friend, and never let anything affect his great mood.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Michael D. Vargas Lorenzo and John M. Vargas Lorenzo; and his girlfriend, Brianna Daley.
A visitation with the family will be held on Friday, October 21st from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road in Virginia Beach. A funeral mass will be offered on Saturday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 2304 Salem Road, Virginia Beach with Fr. Silvio Kaberia officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be private.
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There are no words that can express my sorrow for your loss. It’s nowhere close to being the same, but Chris was such a part of our lives too, for the 18 months that he and Brianna dated…he was like another child of mine. He will be forever loved and forever missed by many people. Rest in peace, Chris, and may God bless the family, friends and everyone who knew and cared for him.
I had only known Chris for a short time, but I could see that he possessed a kind, gentle spirit. Chris was very polite and always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him. For the past year and a half, Chris and my niece Brianna shared their lives together. I could see how happy they made each other, both in person and in their pictures. My seven year old, Claire was very taken with Chris and enjoyed playing with him when we would visit my sister and her family. Brianna would tease Claire about stealing her boyfriend and our family would laugh at watching the three of them together.
The words, “I’m sorry for your loss” seem inadequate to express my sadness for Chris’s family and for my own. It’s best to remember the good times and hold on to them dearly. In doing so, we honor Chris’s life. Today, two families and countless friends grieve his loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to all who are suffering. In John 14:27, Jesus tells us the following: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
If I only knew where to begin…I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through. And I am more than sorry for this great loss. Chris was a sweet young man and I was fortunate to get to know him a little through my sister, Brianna. I know she loves him more than words can say, it was always obvious when you saw them together. It’s hard to believe that I just seen and talked to him on Monday and now he is gone. We will never understand or know why these things happen. My only hope is that he is at peace. You will be missed more than you know Chris!
I honestly don’t know where to start. I knew Chris through my granddaughter Brianna. Chris & Brianna always had such great times together. You could look at the 2 of them and knew they were in love. Chris was so funny, he liked pulling jokes and would laugh so hard.
I did not know Chris’s parents or his brothers but I know that their heart is broken. I am so sorry that this has happened and my heart aches for you. Please, if there is anything I can do let me know. May God wrap His loving arms around you and protect you and yours forever. Chris, rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.
We are praying for the family. We know God had a bigger purpose fro Chris with him. The world truly lost one of the best it ever had. All of us will miss him. God Bless.
I am so sorry for your loss!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Katie and Chris were friends and he will be missed.
We love your family very much. We though so highly of Chris. What a great human being he was! he was so friendly, funny, hardworking, and lovable. He loved living. He would always talk to us about school, work, girls, cars and of course your family. He very much loved being a Vargas!
We really feel privileged that God gave us the little time he had because Chris made an impact. His footprint is here to stay! He made quite an impact on my family and I. I think he was raised so well and turned out to be a fine young man.
We only wish God have given us more time with him. We feel very bad for your loss. We fully understand how you feel. Please let us know if we can help in any way or even if you just want to talk.
Angelo, i feel so privileged that you thought enough of our family to call us personally. We did want to know and will ever feel a closeness to your family. Please accept all the love our family can give to you in this time of need.
We will always be your friends. I know Chris is in a very beautiful place right now and one day i will see him again and he will make me smile!
The Alexander family
I told this story to Chris’ father last night and he asked me to share it in this guestbook. I had the extreme pleasure of having Chris in my study block at Kellam for two different years (his 10th grade year and 12th grade year). He was different from many of the kids in my study block, because he actually talked to me and got to know me…He was hilarious and always knew how to make people smile and laugh. One morning, his senior year, Chris got to school early to do doughnuts in the empty parking lot…his car came a little close to me and my car as I was unloading my things. (not knowing it was Chris) I took down the license number and make/model of the car and took it to the office. They looked up the decal and it was Chris’ (I immediately regrated turning it in) because his decal was taken away for the rest of his senior year. I thought he would be SO angry (bc many kids would have been) but he wasnt. He told me he understood why I turned it in and never would have thought about the possiblity of hurting someone accidentaly unless I had done what I did. That amazed me and said so much about his character. What a great kid!! I got to see alot more of him since I taught Ally that year as well, and have to say the Vargas boys are some of the most mature, kind, and polite young gentlemen I have met. It is so hard to see such a young life be taken and hard to understand, your family is in the thoughts and prayers of many of us here at Kellam. He will be missed greatly as he was loved tremendously. My sincerest sympathy, Love Miss Jaimie Clougher
There are no words than can heal you pain, but God will give you all the answers on His time. Our hearth is there with all of you Angelo, Diana, Michael n John. We love you! From Rincon PR, Mariela n Family
Angelo and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was an awesome kid and i will remember him as just that. Take care and know my families prayers are with your family in this time of remembrance.
Diana, Your son was a wonderful young man. May good bless you and your family in your time of need. May the blessing of heavens abide in you.
Baby bro!!!! I would have never imagine this. I know that you are in a better place now and want to say thank you for all tge laughs you gave me. I will always love you and you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace my lil’ Bro Bebe Chris
Chris was a really good person and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with your familly
Angelo Diana Mick and John me uno al dolor y a la perdida de Chris. Que la paz y la conformidad les ayude a continuar unidos. Dios les bendiga.
Angelo, siento mucho la perdida de tu hijo Chris. me uno a tu dolor.
Bebe Chris, you will always be in our hearts!!!! YOU ARE OUR ANGEL!!!!
Dear Vargas/Lorenzo family, Words can not express how saddened we are for you. We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
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I was on youtube listening to a song and i saw someone made a post about their bestfriend dieing, i just want to say i am sorry for your loss he seems like a great kid, i dont even know him and i live all the way in idaho, but he has touched me, him and his friend who made one simple post, with all my love and compassion he will live on 🙂
I am now and have been since the second i heard of what happened, at a total loss of words. I just cant believe that he is gone. everytime i pass by the scene of the accident, i say a prayer for him. My most sincere condolences to his family and close friends. You will be missed, Chris. But believe you ill never be forgotten.
Chris, everyday is just as painfull as the day we had to find you at the accident. Every time I close my eyes I see scenes from that day but I also remember the good times. I could type for days all of the jokes and good times we had. I am really happy the weekend before the accident we were all together at freedom joking around and you were bragging about your car lol. That time was special though and I see it now. Just like Monday night before the accident your internet wouldnt work and god put me, you, mike, and john all together at my house watching tosh.0 and eating my mom’s Halloween candy. I am really glad he gave us thoughs times together before he had to take you. We miss you alot and it still doesn’t feel real. Everyday we all pray that we could just see you walk through the door again cracking jokes and have that big smile on your face! You may not be here physically but we can all feel you aroung us and in our hearts. As much as I want to understand why you had to go I know that everything happens for a reason and maybe you are gone to keep us safe. We never said it and never showed it but you were like a brother to me and still are. I miss you so much! RIP my friend and I hope that you are safe and happy ! Love always, Ally.
Chris, miss you and all the fun we ued to have back in the day. I remember back in 2010 when me, you, Jackie, Mario, Michael and John all went to the Indoor Go-Cart place by Lynnhavenn and Jackie and I didnt have any money. The Vargas brothers came up with the money to pay for both of us and i never truly got to thank you guys for doing something so sweet. That night was funny when Jackie and I were so scared to ride and you guys made us. Rememeber when i almost crapped my pants because i almost flipped the go-cart. Hahaha that was so much fun. I also remember when your parents were out of town and we all had a nice get together at your house and i broke your mom’s flowere pot becuase i got drunk( Ms. Vargas if your reading this i’m really sorry i broke you flower pot i truly didnt mean to). I miss those days so much. I pray for your family everyday and i know your looking down on them and everyone who loves you. Take care hun and talk to you soon 🙂
Chris,we miss you so much…