Obituary of Christina Lee Voliva ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

Source: The New Bern Sun Journal Feb 25 2009

Christina "Christy" Lee Voliva, 46, of Hobucken, left this life to begin 
anew, pain and worry free, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.
She was born in Marathon, Fla., to Thomas Austin and Carol Sadler Voliva 
on July 22, 1962. Christy's first few years of life were filled with 
sunshine, sand and water. Raised on Goose Creek Island, in the Hobucken
and Lowland communities, further endeared her to a life on the water and 
a lasting relationship with the commercial fishing industry and those 
involved in it.
In her young adult years, Christy's love and knowledge of the commercial 
seafood industry took her to the southernmost point of the United States
Key West, Fla., where she chose to make her home, and then on to Freeport, 
Texas, for several years. Her career path took her up and down the 
Southeastern Seaboard, but her family ties eventually brought her back 
home to settle.
Always ready and willing to rally for the underdog, Christy built many 
long and lasting friendships based on that concept. She gave freely to 
those in need whenever possible, whether monetary, a meal, a place to rest,
a shoulder or an ear. That was her nature.
Christy was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Austin Voliva; maternal
grandparents, Sherwood and Irene Williamson Sadler; and paternal 
grandparents, Henry and Wera Rice Voliva.
She is survived by her son, Justin Henry Long of Bayboro; two grandchildren, 
who were the apples of her eye, Austin and Allen Long of Bayboro; her 
mother and stepfather, Edward and Carol Whitfield of Hobucken; her sister 
and brother-in-law, Terry and Pam Hannah of Lowland; her sister, Deborah 
Edwards of Bayboro; nieces, Alexis Ireland, Kristen Lee, Brittany Moore 
Krelie and Gilean Moore; and one nephew, Coty Hannah.
A celebration of Christy's life will be held at Bryant Funeral Home at 3 
p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2009, with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. and Brother 
Jasper Voliva officiating. 
We encourage you to bring your memories and any mementos to share with the 
Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

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