July 11, 1974 - October 18, 2016 Leslie Christopher Bloom, 42, of Birmingham, AL, died October 18, 2016 in Birmingham, AL. Chris Bloom was born July 11, 1974, in Birmingham, AL, to Leslie Wade Bloom and Catherine (Peoples) Kelley. He attended Shelby County High School in Columbiana, AL. He served as a Machinist Mate in the Navy from 1996-2002, and later continued his education obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Religion at Liberty University. He was ordained as a minister on June 24, 2012 at Bluff Park Baptist Church. He loved the Lord with his whole heart and was a loving husband and father. Chris had a heart for missions and spreading the Word of God around the world, but was called to particularly pray for Newfoundland, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Lora (Brand) Bloom, and their daughters, Emily and Leslie; parents, Danny and Catherine Kelley; brothers and their spouses, Patrick and Paula Bloom, and Daniel and Emily Kelley; sister Shawnelle Kelley Rowe; great-aunt, Emma Gray Bloom, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Wade Bloom, and grandparents Leslie Dean and Patricia Bloom. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016, at Bluff Park Baptist Church in Hoover, AL, from 6:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Gospel for Asia or the North American Missions Board in Chris's honor.
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