Christian A.A. Hines (Chris) was born August 14th, 1991 to Yolanda Hines (Strickland) and William A.A. Lambert Sr. in Cincinnati OH and was raised in the community of Lincoln Heights. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Samuel L Hines, grandfather George A. Headen, uncle Dennis L. Hines and cousins Mate` Hines and Alexus Mitchell (of CO). He attended Princeton High School and Scarlet Vocational School where he took up Carpentry as a trade. He later received his High School diploma at Indian River High School and took college courses at Wooster College in Cleveland, OH.
Chris enjoyed life and being in the company of his family. He especially loved family gatherings, sports, laughter and good home cooked meals. He’d call his Momo (Grandma Gladys) everyday just to see what she cooked because the meals were always prepared with love. Chris was so many things to and for so many people. He was a son, a father, an uncle, a brother, a grandson, a friend and in the case of his auntie Shani, he was ‘Everythang’. He was a jokester, a debater, a listener, a thinker, a confidant and much more but most of all he was a protector. He was a protector of his family and especially his best friend, his sister Nee-Nee and sister Violet. He laughed and loved hard and could light up a room with his presence. He also fought hard. He fought each-and-every-day against the temptations, judgements and hurdles of this life so that he could put himself in the position to be the best dad and person he could be. And despite his own daily fight he found time to give to others, to offer advice, to lend a shoulder and/or hand, to attend events and functions, to show his support and sometime even giving his last. Simply said, if you knew Chris then you knew he had a heart of gold. You would also know that he loved his Mom dearly and deeply, his Ride-or-Die and he loved his daughter Cay-Cay immensely. They shared a bond no man could break. Cay-Cay was his lifeline and motivated him to stay grounded and fight the good fight each day.
Chris leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Yolanda and Joseph Strickland and William and Melinda Lambert, his grandparents Gladys (Charles) Robinson, Cathy Lambert, Robert (Elizabeth) Hopson and Violet Allen. Great Grandmother Jeanette Hines, 2 sisters: Shaneequa S. Hines and Violet J. Strickland, 1 brother: William A.A. Lambert Jr., 3 children: Caydence A.A. Hines, Daniel Ward and Khloe Ward, 1 niece: Le’ajah Campbell and 1 nephew: Le’lon Campbell Jr., long-time companion/mother of his children: Martina Ward, 12 uncles: Samuel (Tiffany) Hines, Dennis Hines, Antonio (Charlene) Hopson (of GA), Jeremery (Nicole) Hopson (of GA), Mark Hopson (of GA), Jamia Hopson (of GA), Neapoleon (Leon) Allen, Wesley Jones, Jamale Jones (of CA), Jamarle Jones, George Headen Jr. and Rico Williams, 5 aunts: Shani (Santana) Hines, Dionne Lambert, Shannan Gilbert (of KY), Malaka Headen and Toni (Donald) Jordan, a host of family friends and loved ones with special mention of the Gang-Gang crew.