Yvonne Christian

March 9, 1951 - July 10, 2016

03/09/1951 - 07/10/2016

Past Services

Sunday July 17, 2016
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-1525 | Directions

Yvonne Christian, 65, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. Yvonne was born March 9, 1951 in Newport News, Virginia and was a lifelong resident of Newport News.
She is survived by her mother, Ethel B. Foster; two aunts Annie M. Maven and Tiny B. Tyler (Charles Tyler) and one uncle Columbus Stevenson, Jr.; and a host of cousins. She is preceded in death by her father William Carl Christian, her grandparents Columbus Stevenson and Annie B. Stevenson ,and two uncles, Willie Ray Stevenson and Charles H. Maven.
Yvonne graduated in 1969 from Carver High School in Newport News and was a standout basketball player. She started her career at Huntington Ingalls in November 1971. She worked in the office service department until her death, and was a faithful member of the local union. As a 40 plus years loyal service employee, she was inducted into the very elite Master Shipbuilder Club.
Yvonne enjoyed taking pictures, bowling, movies and listening to the “oldies but goodies” music. In addition, Yvonne loved watching football (The Coats) and spending time with her godson, Rodney Peele, her best friends Charles Ramson, Faye Moore, Joann Hinton, and her family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s association. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and words of condolences.

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Janice Bowman-Larrimore
7 years ago

Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time. May God’s Perfect Peace rest, rule & abide in you continuously.

pat watlington
7 years ago

prayers and thoughts are with then family.

pat watlington
7 years ago

prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Annie and Jeanne Wheeler
7 years ago

Ms. Ethel, our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. We love you and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Carolyn Hines Beck
7 years ago

Yvonne was a very pleasant and friendly high school mate, who I remember as also being good in sports. I pray the peace of God over her family and close friends during this time.