Christian Diaz

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ARLINGTON -- Christian Diaz, 57, passed from this life into the hands of his loving Lord on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. With grace, dignity and trust in God every day, Chris battled valiantly against the cancer myriad of treatments that were to be a part of these past two years of his life. Celebration of Life - Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of the Preston Road Church of Christ, 6409 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75205. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to or a check can be addressed to Christ Community Church, Chris Diaz Benevolence, 2202 Raper Blvd., Arlington, TX 76003-3741. Chris was born February 2, 1955 in Havana, Cuba. The family including his parents, Florentino and Caruca Diaz and younger brother, Rolando, came to the U.S. in October of 1965 along with other family members. The family became residents of Miami, FL where Chris grew up. Following high school, Chris attended Abilene Christian University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and Minor in Theology. During those years in Abilene he made significant contributions to the Abilene art community, many of which are still appreciated today. Following graduation, Chris served churches in Houston and Abilene and later pursued his work in advertising and design. His company, Source 4 Creative Services, served many high-profile Metroplex clients. In recent years, Chris worked as a creative consultant for businesses such as Arbonne and Rodan+Fields. His talents as an inspirational and motivational speaker produced several industry awards and invitations to serve as a keynote speaker for these companies. His passion for art always found its place in his life. Many of his early sculptures are coveted pieces that are found in the homes of family, friends, business associates and celebrities around the country. One of his most recognized pieces of work is the large eagle outside the AmeriPlan headquarters in Plano. Survivors: Chris is survived by his loving wife, Belinda and children, Lauryn Carr and husband, Joe of Jonesboro, AR, Jonathan Diaz and wife, Paige of Arlington, Alexander Diaz of the home and Trina Dillard of Arlington. He is also survived by a sister, Rena Gonzales of Miami, FL, brother, Florentino Diaz of Miami, FL and Rolando Diaz of Dallas. Additionally, Chris had four grandchildren, Lucile and Levi Carr, Brooklynn and Huntir Thompson. The list of extended family, treasured friends and business associates are untold. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Dear Belinda and Family I really feel for the loss of your dear husband,Father and Big friend.
    I hope that God gives you the strenght to cope during this difficult time. You know he was my big friend and my mentor .
    I live in Puerto Rico now. You know anything you need always am here .
    Sincerely, your friend Javier Martinez

  2. Lauryn ….. I didn’t know your dad, but after reading some of the tributes, know that he must have been a great man. I’m so sorry for your loss and pray that God will provide special peace and comfort in the hearts of you and your family. Love, Cheri

  3. We are tremendously sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your whole family at this time and in the days to come . We were blessed to have worked with him for a time. He was a good man with a big heart. He will be missed. Blessings on your family.

  4. Our hearts go out to each person that mourns over the loss of Chris. Stand on faith and be strong. God Bless Everyone !

  5. I never got to meet Chris in person, but I was so touched by the training calls he provided our business. He was so spiritual and uplifting and always encouraged us by telling us we are each “exceptional and bound for greatness”…He made a great impact on me.

  6. Chris was a “member of my family” practically from the day he arrived in this country. He and my brother, Jimmy, became friends at church. I remember Chris talking about Jimmy helping him learn English by sitting next to him in Sunday School and telling him what the words were when he had to read outloud. Chris and Ro spent many, many Sunday afternoons at our house in Miami. There was always laughter, storytelling, and frisbee throwing. GOD gave Chris very special gifts and he used them well.

  7. Dear Chris, it’s hard to believe that we won’t see you again. You were always so nice and so positive to me and I thank you for your encouragement. I thank God for sparing you and more pain and I look forward to seeing you again someday.

  8. I am so grateful for the servant heart that Chris Diaz shared with me and all those who knew him. We will forever be changed and stive to change others with his words. He really was exceptional. God bless Chris and his family.

  9. I am so grateful to have met Chris. Though I thanked him personally, I don’t really think he ever knew the impact he had on my life. He has left an amazing legacy. Matthew 25:23

  10. Dear Belinda and Family, while I never met your husband in person, he spoke to me very clearly over the phone. His words helped me so much in personal and professional life. I believe he lived his calling in life. Thank you for sharing him with us at Rodan + Fields. I know he will be dearly missed. Gail Correa

  11. Our dear Chris is missed and loved. He was a captivating man that lead so many friends with his passion and his grace. Rest easy wrapped in the love of your family and the respect of all who were privileged to connect with you.

  12. Even though I did not have the honor of meeting Christian in person, His inspiring words forever left a footprint on my heart. My condolences to the Diaz family.

  13. Our memories of Chris revolve around our mission trips to Mexico with Christian and Alex. Chris was great leader and a great servant of God. He was a true mentor to our grandchildren and a true friend to us. We will miss him greatly. We are thankful that God allowed Chris to be a part of our lives.

  14. I had only be a consultant with Rodan+Fields a short time when Christian’s series of calls began. He was remarkably inspiring. So much of what he shared had profound implications for one’s life – well beyond the business implications. I hope you will be comforted in the knowledge that he touched so many lives so profoundly. May God be with you and give you peace.

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I can not imagine the pain you must be experiencing. However, please know that Chris made a huge difference in my life. I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to benefit from his incredible wisdom.
    In the Spring of 2012, Chris was kind enough to offer to train my team while my cousin Nisha was being treated for thyroid cancer. His training was life changing, not only for business, but from a life perspective. Chris was just one of those unique people who could inspire people with his sincere words of encouragement and his commitment to make a difference in each of our lives. Today he is an angel that sits on my shoulder. I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to know him.

  16. You will be forever missed. You may not know how much of an impact you had on me personally,but I am forever changed by your words of wisdom, encouragement and kindness. You lived your life in a way that most of us aspire to. You were a great example of what a Christian man looks like. I know I will see you again on the other side. I assume you’ll be the one holding the sign “you are exceptional and bound for greatness”. May your family know that they were always part of your message – while you were away from them, you shared your love for them with us.
    God bless Chris Diaz and his family!
    Much love,

  17. Even though I did not have the honor of meeting Christian in person, His inspiring words on a replay help my find my true why and for that I am forever grateful to Christian. My deepest sympathy to Belinda and the rest of the Diaz family. You will never be forgotten Christian Diaz you are a true legend in the Rodan + Fields Industry!

  18. Belinda and family, I met Chris when he came down to Greenville SC to talk with us at The Capital Corporation about a new project we were launching. We hit it off immidiately. Like Chris, I was born in 55 and my family fled Cuba in 62 under the same circumstances. Time passed, our project never materialized and we lost contact until our paths crossed again through Rodan and Fields. Small world. Chris was a gentleman in every sense of the word. It was indeed a gift to know him. God bless you all

  19. I met Chris back when he worked for Ameriplan. he came out to train in Tampa. We all like Chris, and felt like he would give us the straight skinny when we asked him questions. I’ll see you again Chris!

  20. My heart was saddened to hear about Chris’ passing. I am blessed to have been mentored and trained by Chris in my beginning years with R+F. I will always remember his words….”You are bound for greatness.” Truly a living legacy for generations to follow him.

  21. Belinda, Alex & family,
    There are truly no words to express our sadness at the loss of Chris. He was so many things to so many people, but we had the treasure of knowing him at home at his finest, being a father and a husband. The love he had for Alex and shared with Hayden was a true gift, it knew no boundaries. Thank you for allowing us to be a apart of the life you had with him. Belinda it was a gift to see you to grow and watch God be alice in your lives. Thank you for sharing Chris with us. Tammie & Hayden

  22. I just found out about Chris’s passing and wanted to say how very sorry I am. I didn’t know him real well, but I was blessed enough to get to meet him on several occasions and was immediately endeared to him.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and everyone who loved him.

    Another life lost (to us on Earth) way too soon.


    Traci Walters

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