Christopher C. Cummings

Christopher C. Cummings, 51, of Berrien Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at ­­­­2 P.M. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2560 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Skip Mazzucco officiating. Friends may visit from 12:30 P.M. until the time of service.  Burial will take place at North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Sons of the American Legion Scholarship Fund at EJ Stover-AD Wagner American Legion Post #85-Berrien Springs.  Those wishing to share a memory of Chris online may do so at

Chris was born January 18, 1964 in St. Joseph, to Alwyn M. and Ardis E. (Butgereit) Cummings. He was a member of the Benton Harbor High School marching band, as well as a 1982 graduate. Chris married Terry L. Reeves on May 20, 1988 in Berrien Springs. He was employed at Mac Engineering & Equipment Co. in Benton Harbor, as a machinist since October 1987. Chris was a loyal University of Michigan, Miami Dolphins, and NASCAR fan. He was a member and commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 85. Chris was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend.

Chris is survived by his wife, Terry; children, Evan (Rachael) Cummings of Berrien Springs, Wesley (Sandra) Cummings of Jacksonville, NC, Paul Daniel of Sneads Ferry, NC; grandchildren, Preston Pries, Viktoria Cummings, and Isaac Cummings; siblings, Paula (Douglas) First and Geoffrey (Jennifer) Cummings both of Berrien Springs, and Dale Cummings of Benton Harbor; and special aunt, Lu. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bradley Cummings on December 10, 1968, and infant sister Patricia Cummings on March 22, 1962.

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