RICHMOND—Christie Slingerland Davis, 71, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018.
Born September 2, 1946, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edward Gilman “Ned” Slingerland and Margaret H. Slingerland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest G. Davis Sr.
She is survived by daughter, Christie “Trista” Newman Wright; son-in-law, Robert S. Wright II.; brother, Edward Gilman “Gil” Slingerland Jr. and Jacqueline S. Haug, of Vieques, Puerto Rico; niece, Jennifer L. Chenette (Chris Chenette) of Atlanta, Ga.; nephew, Edward Gilman “Ted” Slingerland III (Stephania Burk) of Vancouver, Canada; and nephew, Douglas F. Slingerland of Houston, Texas.
Christie went to Livingston High School, Class of 1964, and then attended Marietta College and graduated from Upsala College, 1968.
Christie married James W. “Jeep” Newman Jr. in 1969 and later, married Ernest G. Davis Sr. in 1993.
Having worked for the Department of Social Services for the City of Richmond until 1996, Christie spent the latter part of her life focusing on her passion for antiques.
Christie loved animals and was an active supporter of Prevent-A-Litter. She spent the past 15 years managing the feral cat colony in her backyard and has now lovingly passed on the care of the remaining cats to her daughter. (Ha ha!)
Christie loved the beach and enjoyed spending time at her home at Gwynn’s Island. She was very active and spent many hours at the gym, playing tennis and being with friends. She was funny, particular and unique. She was a beloved mother and best friend and will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prevent-A-Litter.