Christopher Matthew Maurin
June 17, 1999 – January 28, 2021
Christopher Matthew Maurin, known to many as "Boomer", was born into this life on June 17, 1999, in Mobile, AL and was born into eternal life on January 28, 2021. Chris is preceded in death by his Sister; Kristyn Maurin and Paternal Grandparents; Will and Nona Maurin. He is survived by Parents; Matt and Rickey Maurin, Sister; Meg Maurin, future Brother-in-law; Jose Silva, Maternal Grandparents; Bud and Claudia Pigott, as well as an army of uncles, aunts, and cousins. A native of Foley, Alabama, Chris was born into a family of Foley Lions. From the age of four, Chris participated in many sports including, baseball, soccer, archery, swimming and football. He was a member of a State Championship archery team and played center for two middle school County Championship football teams. Upon entering high school, Chris' athletic focus shifted solely to baseball. Chris was a member of the Foley High School Junior Varsity and Varsity baseball teams from 7th-11th grade. He completed his high school education and baseball career at Pascagoula High School where he had his most successful year on the mound. He was named to the South Mississippi All-Star Team and was awarded defensive MVP of the East. During high school, Chris' experience with the Deep South Reds scout team out of Pascagoula, Mississippi, boosted his confidence and fueled his desire to pursue baseball. When not on the mound, the Southpaw was a member of Peer Helpers, “Yell Crew”, and National Honor Society while taking Advanced Placement courses. Upon graduation, Chris accepted an academic and athletic scholarship to East Mississippi Community College ("Scooba") where he played for two years and obtained his Associates Degree. Chris chose Blue Mountain College to continue his academic and baseball career. After suffering a shoulder injury, surgery, and rehab, Chris' hard work was to bring him back to the mound for the Toppers 2021 season. Throughout his life, Chris cultivated relationships with the Lord, his family, and his friends. He was a fervent patriot, an avid Alabama football fan, a newly inducted member of a Mystic Mardi Gras Organization, and a lover of the outdoors. In recent days many have said Chris did not have friends, he had one giant family. In his life, Chris touched the lives of so many. Often described as a gentle giant, Chris was a quiet young man who stood 6'6". Chris' mischievous grin, contagious laugh and smile were the first things that caught your eye when meeting him. His joyful energy could fill a room and bring smiles to every face. He was a genuine, loyal friend, a devoted follower of Christ, and charisma personified. Christopher Maurin was "one of the best ones" with a sweet soul that was ready to say "yes" to whatever anyone needed. He was dependable, consistent and loving. All those in his life know that this golden lion is on the bump for his Heavenly team. Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Foley Christian Life Center on Saturday, February 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. Graveside/Interment to follow at Pine Rest Cemetery. The family invites all to the Christian Life Center for a time of fellowship following the graveside ceremony. Chris had faith in God and country. Upon completing his baseball career, he hoped to protect those he loved by becoming a law enforcement officer and a member of a SWAT team. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Blue Mountain Baseball, C/O Coach Curt Fowler, 201 West Main St Blue Mountain, MS, 38610 or Mobile Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) 1251 Virginia Street, Mobile, AL, 36604, www.mcpaa.info/support-us, In Memory of Christopher Maurin. Arrangements are by Ascension Funeral Home, 1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, Alabama 36695.