Obituaries

Christian William McNabb

June 16, 1994 - November 30, 2017

Your wings were ready to fly but our hearts were not ready to see you go...

Christian William McNabb, 23, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Lakewood, CA in a tragic motorcycle accident.  He was born on June 16, 1994 in Baton Rouge, LA to William J. McNabb II and Julienne Mourot.  When he was a toddler, his family moved to the Chicago area where he spent most of his years.   Recently, Christian, along with his life partner, Alanna Johnson, moved to Lakewood, CA to pursue their dreams.  

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love,” -Mother Theresa

Christian, your rich soul and warm heart radiated through your kind eyes; and for those whose lives you touched, they knew a brother for life, a true friend, a kind soul.  May your beautiful smile continue to comfort our broken hearts.

Christian had a passion for motorsports and automotive culture; but it was two wheels that moved his soul from the age of three with his first dirt bike.  Mr. C-Moto-Lax #264 grew up making memories with his father Will at the motocross track and at supercross races.

Sharing his love of cooking with his Mom Julienne, Mr. Gourmet was a master at 4-course-meal-ordering and crafting the best sandwiches around. Not only would he entice your taste buds with delicious meals, he would keep everyone entertained in the kitchen with his original Dougie dance moves, silly voices and a sense of humor guaranteed to brighten any room.  

He was an incredibly talented artist of graphic design, photography, and videography. After graduation from Metea Valley High School, he studied Graphic Design at the College of DuPage, where he was able to enhance his talent for creating digital masterpieces.  The move to “Cali” is where his interests, talents and enthusiasm culminated into a job opportunity with Del Amo Motorsports of Long Beach, the largest motorsports dealership on the West Coast.  Christian started in Sales and quickly advanced to a Manager of Marketing and Graphics Arts.

He is survived by his sister Laurette McNabb; his mother Julienne Mourot; his father Will McNabb and stepmother Kristin McNabb; his soulmate Alanna Johnson; his step siblings Emma, Ben and Anna Hubbard; his grandparents Linda McNabb, Bill and Karen McNabb, Mary Youngblood, Philip and Niki Mourot; his band of aunts and uncles Angele Mourot, Rick Luedtke, Michelle and Kelly Luthringshausen, Nicole and Ronnie Johnson, Elisabeth Mourot, Ann Marie McNabb, Cliff McNabb, and Matt McNabb; his close-knit cousins who were more like siblings Erik, Beck and Anders Luthringshausen, Luke, Nick and Jack Johnson, Bliss and Savanna Luedtke, and Myles McNabb; and his many friends in Louisiana, Illinois, and California.  He will be forever cherished and deeply missed by everyone whose life touched his.

Sometimes the road you travel doesn’t lead to the destination you had hoped for...but if you can look back on the trip and still smile...then it was worth it.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave (Rt. 31), Batavia, Il. 60510.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ginger Creek Community Church, 2850 Ginger Woods Pkwy, Aurora, IL 60502, where he will lie-in-state from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.  Interment will be private.

Guest Book

  • Bre & Herb Fishburn Julienne and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Christian. We remember him as such a sweet boy with so much good. Even though there has been much time and space between us, we hold your faily close to our hearts. May you be surrounded by love and angels during your time of grieving. All of our love to you.
  • Todd Nettles Julie, Will, Lauretta, and family, I’ve been in shock and disbelief since I received this horrible news. I truly pray for Jesus to wrap each you in his comfort and cover you in peace. My heart aches for y’all. Sending so much love your way, Todd Nettles
  • rebecca I am heartbroken for all of Christians family, friends. I am a neighbor of Christian and Alanna. what a joy it has been to have met and known Christian. All of my heart and love to you.
  • Craig Campestre I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you all. With Love, Craig Campestre
  • pfl My sincere condolences to the family. Losing a loved one is never easy. Death was never a part of God's original purpose for mankind. May you take comfort in God's future promise to bring an end, to all suffering and death on earth. Revelation 21:3, 4 and Isaiah 65; 21, 22.
  • Michael Dear McNabb family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Christian. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
  • Betty Kennedy Love and Prayers to all of Christian's family and friends. You will see him again one day and never be separated again. You are covered in prayers at this terribly difficult time.