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Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA

OBITUARY

Caitlyn Marie Newman

October 30, 1990June 17, 2020
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With deepest sorrow, we announce that Caitlyn Marie Newman, 29, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2020.

She was born on October 30, 1990 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is survived by her mother, Melanie Newman; her father, Jason Newman; her sister, Brittney Newman; her maternal grandmother, Maxine Burney; paternal grandmother, Christine Heath; paternal grandfather, Michael Newman; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as her sweet fur-babies, Hemingway the cat and Charly the bunny. Caitlyn will also be missed by her close friends who loved her, especially her “person” Kassie. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Edward Allen, and her beloved great-aunt, Susan Hosfelt.

As a military child, Caitlyn obtained the natural talent of meeting new people easily. She was a graduate of Warhill High School, class of 2009. A flute player from fifth grade through high school, she loved her time with the marching band, where she was able to showcase her talent. In 2013, she earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Longwood University, and was a sister to many as a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.

Caitlyn looked forward to OBX trips to the beach, road-trips, cruises, and brunches with friends and family. She was a beautiful soul, with big plans, taken from the world too soon. Those who knew Caitlyn remember her as one-of-a-kind, sweet, and fierce, with the conviction to stand up for what she believed in. She was an amazing daughter and a loyal friend. She was also an incredibly supportive sibling, so proud of her younger sister Brittney and constantly bragging about all of her accomplishments. Most of all, Caitlyn loved and adored children and animals. She spent much of her life caring for children. She spent nine years with the RF Wilkinson Family YMCA as a childcare attendant and then the school-age Site Director. She also spent a year as a nanny for Annah and Avah. Most recently, she was a playgroup aid for Child Development Resources, where she had been since January of 2016. Working with children was her world, and she loved the babies she cared for as if they were her own.

When you think of Caitlyn, celebrate the memories you shared with her. Remember the laughs, remember the stories, and remember her beautiful spirit. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, June 26th at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. The celebration of her life will follow beginning at 7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 in Caitlyn’s honor. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

Memories

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Galazka Family

June 28, 2020

Caitlyn, we love you so much! Annah and Avah are missing you everyday and Annah has been writing you letters. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. You have created so many memories for our girls and we will never forget you. You are etched in our hearts and memories. Life will never be the same without you in it. Thank you for giving Avah the first year of her life everyday in you arms:). Thank you for keeping Annah and Avah safe and introducing them to so many activities and of course Pentatonix!. Love you forever!!

Ann Cumberledge

June 28, 2020

I first met Caitlyn many years ago working at the General Store. I will always remember her laughter, sweet smile and big heart. A beautiful soul inside and out and taken away much too young. She will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to her family and all who knew and loved her. She will be sadly missed! Soar on and upward , as we hear on earth remember the sweet and kind soul your were. I know you are looking down like an angel on all who loved and cared about you.

Ann Cumberledge

Hal and Sylvia Lear

June 27, 2020

Our "memories" of Caitlyn come from our granddaughter, Caitlyn (Calyx) Curry, one of her sorority sisters - two years younger. We followed her sorority stories on social media and felt like we knew each and every one of her sisters. We send our deepest condolences to your family and pray that you find peace in your memories.

Claudia David

June 26, 2020

My sincere condolences to Caitlyn’s family and friends. She was just sweet and awesome human being. I will always remember her with that big smile that could light up the whole room. Love,

Claudia D.

Sharon Sturtevant Midyette

June 25, 2020

Melanie I was so sorry to hear about Caitlyn. You and your family are in our prayers.

Maryse Williams

June 25, 2020

Ken & I are just so sorry for your loss (and his parents wanted me to also express their sincere sympathies). We're all heartbroken for you. Sending you lots of hugs (and tons of doggies kisses from Chloe and South too).

Brandy Steele

June 25, 2020

When I became an Advisor for our sorority, Caitlyn was one of the very first sisters I met. I was drawn to her smile, her personality, her dedication to her sisters and her laugh.

I am grateful to have known her, worked with her, share with her and watch her suceed.

She is a heart and soul that we should all strive to have.

"Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. " (Proverbs 31, 25-26)

Tau love always, and especially mine.
Brandy Steele


Abigail Culverhouse

June 24, 2020

I worked with Caitlyn at CDR last summer and she truly was the highlight of that summer. I remember how amazing she was with the kids and no one messed with Miss Caitlyn. She was a tough-love, emphasis on the love, woman with a HUGE heart. She will always be loved so dearly by all who met her and was privileged enough to get to know her sweet spirit and contagious laugh.

Sheila Johnson-Pane

June 24, 2020

Caitlyn was such a BEAUTIFUL young lady ! Always there for others with her amazing smile and caring heart !!! She had so much LOVE to give and so much more life to live ! My sincere condolences to her family ,may GOD comfort you with the wonderful memories that you have Caitlyn !!!

Sheila Johnson-Pane

June 24, 2020

Caitlyn was such a BEAUTIFUL young lady !!! Always there for others with her amazing smile and caring heart !!! She had so much LOVE to give and so much more life to live ! My Sincere condolences to the family may God comfort you with the wonderful memories that you have of Caitlyn !

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