Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Christopher A. Rodriguez, "Chris"

Passed away on September 9, 2020

Christopher A. Rodriguez, “Chris”, age 29, late of the East Side of Chicago, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was a beloved fiancé of Chelsea Buchanan. Cherished father of Leilani Celio and Xavier Rodriguez. Cherished step-father of Isaiah Cervantes. Devoted son of Xavier and Rocio (Mijares) Rodriguez. Dearest brother of Katherine Rodriguez and Xavier Rodriguez Jr. Adored nephew of many aunts and uncles. Fond cousin and dear friend of many. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jose & Esperanza Rodriguez and Alfonso & Guadalupe (Zacarias) Mijares. 

Chris was extremely passionate about cars and racing. He never missed an opportunity to cruise around the city and listen to music. His true joys were his children and spending time with family and friends. Chris was known to be an amazing father, great friend, hard worker, life of the party, humorous, and generous by his loved ones. He will be incredibly missed by all of his family and friends. 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, CDC guidelines as well as State and Local rules will be followed. Facemasks and social distancing will be enforced. Visitation will be held on Thursday 2-9pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:30am prayers from Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago to Church of the Annunciata.  Mass 10am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family (to begin a Trust Fund for his children) would be appreciated.  773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com



Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:30 am

Funeral Mass:
Church of the Annunciata
11128 S. Avenue G
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family (to begin Trust Fund for his children) would be appreciated.

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"Your in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Salvador were like brothers. Salvador is devastated by the loss of Chris he said chris was a very dedicated and doting father and friend he will be deeply missed and remembered forever. The pain he feels for not being able to be present with chris's family at this difficult time is heart wrenching. Again on behalf of Salvador Alvin his thought and prayers are with chris'family. Chris will never be forgotten. R.I.P"
- Alvin family on behalf of Salvador chava Alvin
September 10, 2020 10:29 pm

"I can only wish you were here with us I will miss your loving ways with the family My/our heart is broken that you were taken too soon from us"
- Diana Rodriguez
September 11, 2020 11:33 am

"There are no words that can fix this pain you are all feeling. I am so terribly sorry you are going through this . My prayers are endless for Rocio and all of the family and friends effected by this loss. Chris is a beautiful human and I’m forever blessed he was friends with my brother and I got to know him. I’ll never forget his big laugh and that he always loved purple. Sending all my love and prayers - Jessica and the Sanchez family "
- Jessica Sanchez
September 11, 2020 12:49 pm

"As a mother, when I was told the devastating news, from my son, Matthew Moreno, his childhood friend, it was heartbreaking. My prayers go out for Christopher’s parents, his children and their mother and extended family and friends. Sincerely, Mrs. Elizabeth LeGrand and family "
- Elizabeth “Liza” LeGrand
September 12, 2020 1:13 pm

"My Deepest Condolences to the whole family 😪 to my Tio Javier & Tia Rocio May God wrap his loving arms around y'all as you all go through this difficult time. My prayers 🙏 are with you all. From Saul Marin oldest daughter 💞 Carol Marin de Sanchez "
- Carol Marin de Sanchez
September 17, 2020 7:33 pm

"Sending my condolences Chris I known you since we was little it’s so sad that you left this life so early man... We used to post up and have great laughs and **** around !!! RIP brotha 💯"
- Kevin bufanio
September 17, 2020 9:46 pm

Candles Lit
"In loving memory of Chris Rodriguez you will not be forgotten. Lord may you accept chris into heaven and let him know ill meet with him.again."
- Alvin family on behalf of Salvador chava Alvin
September 10, 2020 10:32 pm

"Very sorry for your loss"
- Dan Gillitzer
September 11, 2020 6:52 am

"Chris I Only Meet You A Couple Of Times At Joel (Jojo House).You Were Always A Happy Person And Nice. Always Had On Your Face."
- Leticia Marquez
September 13, 2020 11:54 pm

"May the Perpetual Light shine upon you Chris. You will be truly missed. Rest easy mijo. "
- Sylvia Heredia-Lindsey
September 15, 2020 6:14 am

"I'm still in disbelief I can't believe your gone 💔 😔 my heart hurts for your intire family. You were a great guy with a big heart and a kind soul. May you rest peacefully Primo you will be truly missed never forgotten ❤😪"
- Carol Marin de Sanchez
September 17, 2020 7:28 pm

"Gone but never forgotten ...."
- Kevin bufanio
September 17, 2020 9:46 pm