City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Christopher Morales

Garner, North Carolina

Age 50.
Died 06/13/2024.

Christopher Morales
Christopher Morales, known as Chris, was born on November 3, 1973, in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.
His parents, Rafael Morales and Yvette Morales, relocated to the Albany, New York area, where Chris grew up, when he was five years old.
Chris loved his parents, Rafael and Yvette, his brother, Jeffrey, and his niece, Celene. Chris will be remembered as a great human being and citizen, whose family and friends always said that he never said a bad word about anyone. Chris, his brother Jeff, and granddaughter, Celene, always made sure that their parents and grandparents were always all right, they took them to doctor appointments, shopped for them and gave them lots of love.
Chris and Jeff were more than brothers, they were best friends. From their early years playing in the backyard to navigating the complexities of adolescence, Chris had always been there for Jeff, with a smile that could melt any worry away. Chris had not only filled the role of Jeff’s elder brother, but also served as his guiding light and role model in every aspect of life. Christopher’s brotherly guidance, kindness, and love will never be lost, and will always be ingrained in our lives and teachings within our lives.
Chris loved playing the trumpet during the years he was in fifth and sixth grades.
Chris loved science. During his seventh grade he won the best award for his project about the solar system.
In his tenth grade Chris and a fellow student won best award for demonstrating their “Jacob’s Ladder” (two metal wires standing straight up, side by side, in which the electrical current jumps while moving up to the top, framing steps to the ladder) and their most recent experiments with lasers to make “holograms.” They spent their free time working on those projects in the electronics room after school.
Chris graduated from Guilderland Central High School at Guilderland, New York, with Major sequences in Mathematics, Science, and Second Language. He was a member of the school track team.
He graduated from Siena College, located in Loudonville, New York, with a Bachelor Degree of Arts, on May 21, 1995. He was a member of the college school government. He received an award for the best freshman academic student.
Chris was always interested in the workings of government. During his summers he worked with the New York Department of Transportation Office of Contracts. He also worked as an assistant for a New York State Senator. Christopher’s last employment was as an auditor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Chris loved the New York Mets baseball team and enjoyed watching all New York sports teams. Chris enjoyed collecting sports cards and video game characters. He also enjoyed going to the movies.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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