Christopher Erwin Sweeting, Sr., flew with the angels on October 4, 2019 at the age of 62. Born July 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas Sweeting, Sr. and Sylvia Kane Sweeting, he proudly embraced family values and love for all.
At age 14, Chris’ family settled on Cape Cod where Chris completed high school and decided to join the Marines in February 1982. He was discharged in February 1983 after suffering a heart attack. He worked as a Certified Presser throughout his career until February 2018 when his health could no longer sustain the demands of physical labor. However, his health did not prevent him from enjoying his passion for music as a bass guitarist and after playing for several bands, Chris found his niche with the Bittersweet Band of Mashpee.
Chris was also a member of the Gateway Christian Center of Cotuit and played on the worship team as long as his health would allow. Chris was a praying man who found the Lord and wanted everyone to be as happy and as at peace as he was. The most remarkable things about Chris was his gentle nature, positive spirit, and strength of character.
Chris also enjoyed car shows and joked about owning a “Vette”. Chris and his wife, Robyn, after a three-year courtship, were married 11 months ago. The newlyweds’ time together was precious and both were determined to fight the fight until the end. Chris would often say “You are my ride or die chick, Honey”.
As a loving and devoted father, Chris leaves a legacy of unconditional love and peace to his children: Christopher Jr., and Tiffany Sweeting of Falmouth MA, Lia Sweeting of Plymouth MA, Eric Stamps of Falmouth MA, Valerie Inniss of Mashpee, and Nicholas and Jessie LeBeau of Onset MA; brothers, Samuel Rodgers of Charleston SC, Clifford Johnson of Baltimore MD, Calvin and Ralph Downes of Houston TX, and Eric Sweeting of Charleston SC, and one sister, Debra Clark of Charleston SC; grandchildren: Adaesia, Asad, Kianah, Jossalyn, D’Ande, Ava, Nathan and Desere. Chris is pre-deceased by his parents, Thomas and Sylvia Sweeting and his brothers, Thomas Sweeting Jr. and Dennis Rodgers.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Gateway Christian Center, 4966 Falmouth Road, Cotuit MA 02635. Burial will be private.