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Kristi Warren Chickering
November 16, 1965 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
Kristi Warren Chickering, a devoted follower of Christ, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, mentor, and friend to many, peacefully passed from this world on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.
Born in Houston, Texas on November 16, 1965, she was a brilliant beam of sunshine, with a smile and kind spirit that warmed even the iciest atmosphere. At her core, Kristi held faith, family, and friends dear, and her life was a beautiful reflection of all three.
The first child of Thomas W. Warren and Tomme Lyn Warren, she grew up in Deer Park. After high school, Kristi headed to Austin, where she studied economics at the University of Texas. After completing a master’s in accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, she settled in Houston where she began a career in public accounting.
True love entered the equation in 1994 when, on a random Thursday night at Blanco’s Bar & Grill, Kristi bumped into an old college crush, Chick Chickering. Wedding bells rang in 1996, with Chick as the clear winner in that transaction - his father noting he had ‘outmarried’ himself. The couple welcomed their first child, Cameron, in 2000, followed by Nash, in 2004. Nothing lit up Kristi's face or heart like her two sons. They were her world, and she savored every moment with them.
In 1998, Kristi combined her passion for problem-solving with the entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from her parents and founded Sirius Solutions. More than the company itself, she loved the incredible relationships she built with employees and clients.
Any spare time was filled with Bible studies, mentoring, and volunteering. Kristi was involved in many charitable causes and was most proud of her work with Dress for Success Houston.
Woven throughout, was her love for entertaining and travel. Firing pizzas in the outdoor oven with family and friends and trips with Chick to Italy and Mexico were among her favorites. Kristi also cherished long walks, tackling a challenging puzzle that almost always covered the kitchen table, and most of all, spending time doing pretty much anything with her three boys.
She is loved, dearly missed, and survived by her husband Chick, sons Cameron and Nash, mother Tomme Lyn Warren, brother John Warren (Shemyn), sister Heather Warren Tager, sisters-in-law Helen Chickering-Nicholls (John), Julie Chickering Albert, and countless others.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to MD Anderson Cancer Center, particularly Dr. Robert Bast and his nurse, Gwen Corrigan, for their extraordinary care over the last 10 years. Special appreciation goes to Kristi's dear friend, Dr. Karen Baerenstecher, who provided comfort and solace to Kristi, Chick, and the boys and whose presence and care will be forever remembered.
A life celebration will be held on Friday, November 17, at 11am, at The Church of St. John the Divine, located at 2450 River Oaks Blvd. A reception will immediately follow at River Oaks Country Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Jane’s Joyride at www.janesjoyride.com or Dress for Success Houston at www.dfshouston.org.