Ceph Emmanuel Christie was born to Marlon and Chari Christie on December 6. 2004. Born second out of three children. Ceph was determined to make life his own He was full of energy, excitement, and Life. 

With these qualities out of the womb, Ceph was introduced to baseball at a young age which became his passion. He began crafting his passion with the Ground Breakers (G3) Baseball Academy Family and became a youth standout with aspirations to play professionally in Major League Baseball (MLB).

 

Ceph has received numerous baseball awards accolades as a community leader, Most Valuable Player (G3), Silver Slugger, Lion Award Winner, Humanitarian Award, and the Community Outreach Award from Sister 4 Sisters, Inc. 

His biggest personal trophies read outstanding teammate and friend. The junior team of G3 affectionately referred to him as "Unc". He was a mentor to his peers serving with great wisdom while displaying the highest level of humility. He made the impossible - possible.

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Ceph attended Dunbar Senior High school where he maintained his competitive edge by joining both the baseball and track & field teams. He was recognized as the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) High School Baseball Player of the Year and First Team All-League Catcher.

 

Ceph also had the pleasure of working and participating with the Nationals Youth Academy and the MLB Breakthrough Series and Hank Aaron Invitation all events where he was always looking to become the best at what he did. With such great talent, Ceph was in conversation with several Division I Baseball programs in order to determine where he would further his education and baseball career.

Although baseball and sports were a passion, Ceph was more profoundly known to his family and friends as someone who loved to tell and play practical jokes. He was often caught using his older sister's lotion or jumping on the kitchen counter to hang trophies. Known affectionately as "Mommies Main Man Ceph", he ate all of the leftovers, took his father's socks, and there was no obstacle that appeared insurmountable for Ceph. He was a handy man, security guard (for his younger sister), and super eager to learn more about Life. 

When he was not playing sports you would find him staying up late, watching TV with his father, or trying to figure out his next adventure. He recently developed a love for photography and the arts. He loved country music and different types of dance. Above all, Ceph made sure to keep God first in his life. 

Ceph will continue to be in the hearts and thoughts of his parents Marlon and Chari Christie, Genesis and Trinity (sisters), Marquita Slaughter-Cook (grandmother), Murlene Harris-Wignal & George Wignal (grandparents), along with a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

 

His infectious smile will continue to be in all our hearts forever.