Christopher Henry Pearce

Christopher Henry Pearce (“CP”), age 44, of Denver, NC, passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2020.

A Catholic funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church at 625 Magdala Place in Apex, NC on Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm.  This is a special church for Chris and his family as he was baptized in 2019 at this wonderful parish. 

He was born in Wooster, Ohio, on February 18, 1976 to Patricia Henderson Pearce and Dwain Henry Pearce.  Christopher attended Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, NC and made many lifelong friends there. He graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance and risk management. He was in Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He received a Master of Business Administration from Elon University in 2012.  He worked in banking services for 20 years with BB&T (Truist). 

Chris was the epitome of a family man and devoted father and husband.  He lived at home with his loving wife, Krista Prybylo Pearce, and four beautiful children, Riley, age 13, Jessica, age 10, Reagan, age 8, and Jonathan, age 5. He absolutely adored his family and no words can express their loss. He loved playing with the children with their toys, especially his traditional marble game, reading to them and assisting with schoolwork.  Chris was happiest with his family doing movie nights, going to historical places, cheering the kids on at their sporting activities, and running the snow cone machine at swim meets. He especially enjoyed the holidays with them, and made Christmas mornings special!

Christopher loved the mountains, reading, Civil War history, watching educational TV programs, spending quality time with family and friends. He was very kind, loving and generous to all. He always put other people before him and tried to help everyone in anyway he could. Christopher was an amazing father, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Chris is survived by his loving parents, Dwain and Patricia Pearce of Gastonia NC; wife, Krista Prybylo Pearce, daughters Riley, Jessica, and Reagan, and son, Jonathan Pearce of Denver, NC; sister, Amanda Henley and brother in law, Steven Henley, niece Grace Henley, and nephew, Luke Rhyne of Denver, NC; mother in law, Sharon Prybylo of Winston Salem NC; father in law Tom Prybylo (Evelyn) of Winston Salem, NC; sister in law and brother in law, Kasia and Paul Noblett, nieces, Sage and Sydney Noblett of Roanoke, VA; sister in law and brother in law, Keri and Jason Britt, niece, Kierann and nephew, Jacob Britt of Winston Salem, NC.

Chris was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Carl and Helen Starner Henderson or Wooster, Ohio and S. Beacher and Marjorie Pearce or Clearwater, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for his four children college funds at:

Online donations:


Check donations (Check payable to Virginia529 and include Gift ID GM9NBEV):

Invest529 Contributions

P.O. Box 759226

Baltimore, MD 21275-9226

10 Responses to Christopher Henry Pearce

  1. Amanda Henley February 29, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

    He was my big brother and loved by so many. His memory will live forever in our hearts. He is in everything beautiful that I see now. He was the world’s BEST father and loved his beautiful family more than anything. Rest In Peace my sincere beloved brother. I LOVE YOU!

  2. Keri February 29, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

    We miss you so much Bro!! Please know we love you.

  3. Pat Pearce March 1, 2020 at 12:10 am #

    Son, the day you were born, this world became a better place. You were a sweet lil man, and made your father and I proud of you. We were blessed beyond words to have you in our lives for as long as we were allowed. Please know that you will forever be loved to the moon and back. I will try to honor your your life in any way I can and will keep your beautiful children close for you . You will be forever missed by many and forever loved and respected by many more. I know we will see each other again. To say I love you just isn’t enough. Momma

  4. Monica Means March 1, 2020 at 2:27 am #

    Krista and family,
    Nick and I are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow.

  5. Annette K Tenny March 1, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

    Krista and family, please know that you have many people from Good Shepherd Parish in King, lifting you and yours up in heart felt prayer. We hope, in the days to come, you find some comfort and peace in the Holy Spirit, in the Church, your family and friends and most of all, the beautiful memories shared with your children.

  6. Bin Liu March 1, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

    Our deepest condolence to your loss Krista! Our heart is with you and your family! We are so sorry for your loss. Chris is such a good man and good friend. May he rest in peace and you find some comfort.

  7. Cara Hess O’Hara March 1, 2020 at 11:52 pm #

    You will forever be loved and missed, Chris. Your friendship was a gift from God and will never be forgotten. Sending my prayers to Krista, the kids, Pat, Dwain, Amanda and all family blessed by his presence. He was an amazing friend.

  8. Bethaney March 3, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

    Dear CP,
    Life isn’t fair because if it were you’d still be here. Mike and I are SO upset about your passing. This world won’t be the same without you. We won’t be the same without you. So many people love and miss you. I hope you can read this from Heaven and know you are loved.

  9. Ed and Sue Tracy March 4, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

    We have only known your husband through pictures and communications of the two of you with your beautiful family. The delightful teenager that we first knew has become a wonderful wife and mother, who would definitely have married the best husband! Our hearts are broken for you. Please know that your family will be in our prayers forever.
    Ed and Sue Tracy

  10. Michele Saunders March 7, 2020 at 6:43 pm #

    My family ❤️Breaks for you Krista and children. I 🙏🙏🙏for peace and comfort. 💞

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