Christy Lynn DeVries Kessock, 64, registered nurse who retired from the Navy

Christy Lynn DeVries Kessock
Christy Lynn DeVries Kessock

Christy Lynn DeVries Kessock, 64, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. She was born March 19, 1955, to Chris and Elizabeth (Bakelaar) DeVries in Paterson, New Jersey. She was raised in Port Jervis, New York, the oldest of five children.

After she graduated from Port Jervis High School, she continued her education and became a registered nurse. She married Mike Kessock and had two children, Aaron Kessock and Amiee Kessock, who completed her life. In 1989, Christy joined the U.S. Navy, continuing her education obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in business. Her career in the U.S. Navy led to her serving in many places Florida, Italy, Virginia Beach and Maryland. After she retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander, she made her permanent home back in Virginia Beach with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She continued her nursing career teaching future nurses.

She is survived by her son, Aaron Kessock (Jannie Kessock); daughter, Amiee Kessock (Deron Silva); grandchildren, Autumn Kessock (Austin Baker), Aspen Wahoff (David Wahoff), Jayden Kessock and Ryleigh Freeman; great-grandchildren, Jasey Rae Kessock and Raya Sunshine Wahoff; siblings, Richard and Lorraine (Metz) DeVries, and their children, Artel (Lom) and Christopher (Amber) DeVries of Buffalo, New York, Robert DeVries of Buffalo, New York, Judith and William Talmadge, and their children, Samantha (Cody) and Alexander Talmadge, Nancy DeVries and Nancy Brown, and their children, Ashley Brown (Art) and (Angel) Heather Brown; as well as great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her wonderful loving husband, Mike Kessock; parents; and niece, Heather Brown.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 10, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.

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