Mr. Christopher Blake Hardman, 35, of Macon, GA, passed away in his sleep on May 10, 2018, at his home. A celebration of his life was held May 14, 2018, at Crestwood Chapel and Memorial Cemetery in Gadsden, AL, officiated by Pastor Sid Harmon. Present were family, friends, and co-workers that loved him, will miss him, and will continue to hold his memory in their hearts. Blake was born on June 10, 1982, in Gadsden, AL, to Steve and Audrey Hardman. In 1990 the family moved to Red Bay, AL, where he competed in numerous Bible drill competitions. In 1998 they relocated to Cleveland, where he met his future wife, Jessica Burgos. Together they graduated from Cleveland High School in 2000. Blake graduated from Delta State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences Education. In 2004 he and Jessica married and moved to Macon, GA, where he taught for the Bibb County School System for 13 years. He was well regarded by students, faculty and staff. Blake enjoyed comic books, video games, discussing politics, reading, watching movies and Alabama football and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs. In 2015, Blake was diagnosed with Chronic Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. At this time, Blake began writing down ideas for his original dark fantasy novels that helped to distract him from his constant facial pain. Blake was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beatrice (Mimi) and O.N. Hardman of Glencoe, AL; his grandfather, George Stroup of Dunreith, IN; his aunt Denise Richards of Rainbow City, AL; and his aunt Becky Young of Fayetteville, GA. He is survived by his wife Jessica Burgos Hardman; parents Steve and Audrey Hardman of Cleveland; grandmother Judy Woodruff of Seminole, FL; brother Shane (Patti) Hardman of Southside, AL; brother Ryan Hardman of Fayetteville, GA; brother Tyler Hardman of Atlanta, GA; sister, Kelsey Hardman of Cleveland; aunt Martha Root of Southside, AL; uncle Tommy Hardman of Mobile, AL; uncle Dan Young of Fayetteville, GA; and uncle Corey Stroup of Dunreith, IN. He is also survived by nieces Shelby Nichols of Spruce Pine AL, Bree Parske and Carley Hardman of Southside, AL; nephew Noah Hardman of Cleveland; and one great-niece Ember.