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Carrie Beatrice Stevenson

May 31, 1936 - May 6, 2021

Carrie B. Stevenson, 84, of Newport News, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

At the early age of 20, Carrie met the love of her life, the late Fred P. Stevenson, in North Carolina where he was stationed serving as a Marine. They married shortly after, leading to her childhood dream of traveling the world. They lived abroad in France and Germany, places she reminisced about daily even years later. She was an extremely brave and fiercely independent woman, raising two beautiful daughters while her husband Fred served in the armed forces. She did everything for her daughters, from making them clothes to ensuring they excelled academically, eventually leading to her daughter Rhonda becoming a school administrator.

Carrie was a beautiful person, inside and out, who loved her family, friends, and neighbors dearly. She relished frequently talking with her next door neighbor, Lee, as well as her cousins Paulette and Julia. Carrie also enjoyed weekly visits from her grandson Parker, who would always bring her fresh flowers. She especially loved her Friday visits that happened without fail from Billy Edwards, who would get her groceries and do anything else she needed. She stayed connected with her extended family and friends, and she took pride in her title of ‘Mom’.

Carrie was preceded in death by her husband and partner of 48 years, Fred P. Stevenson, her daughters Rhonda Evette Banks and April Gail Stevenson-Randolph, her brother William Edward Taylor (known as “Red Buck”), as well as her parents, Peter Batts and Annie Coston. She is survived by her grandson, Parker Allen Banks, and a host of cousins and friends. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, in the Altmeyer Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on May 15, at the funeral home.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm


Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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