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Karie Lula "Kay" Slater Christianus
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1914
Death: Apr. 14, 2008

Karie (Kay) Christianus was born to Charles and Peal Slater on September 5, 1914 in New Hebron, Mississippi, the 9th of 10 children, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She married Dorman Christianus in 1937 and moved to Corpus Christi a few years later. Above all, she was a Christian in the truest sense of the word-and the best mother, wife, grandmother, friend, listener and keeper of secrets-always there for anyone who needed her. She constantly put the needs of others above her own. Her character was marked by a servant heart and a gentle spirit. She served as church deaconess, Sunday school teacher, church card secretary, room mother, family service volunteer, election judge, and gardener. She won Yard of the Month back in the 1980's. She was her happiest with her hands in soil. She was famous for baking and giving sand tarts every year at Christmas time. It is estimated that she made 6000 dozen in the course of her life.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Michael Christianus, her grandson, Gary Glaze and her siblings. She is survived by daughters, Judy Glaze (Bert) of Cypress, Texas and Patty Milam (Gary) of Argyle, Texas; son, Thomas Christianus of Corpus Christi; daughter-in-law, Peggy Christianus; grandchildren, Charles and John Glaze (Lisa), Amber Christianus, Kim Taylor (Ricky), Neil Milam, Kelly Copeland (Kevin), Aaron Milam, and great-grandchildren, Chris, Lauren and Caroline Glaze, Brienna and Matthew Milam, Coleman Taylor, and Bradley and Bailey May.

Services and interment held at Seaside Funeral Home & Memorial Park. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charley Lewis Slater (1876 - 1956)
  Pearl Eliza Berry Slater (1881 - 1979)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorman D. Christianus (1912 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Minnie Katherine Slater Walker (1900 - 1983)*
  Myrtle Lina Slater Fortenberry (1902 - 1997)*
  Bertha Mary Slater Sewell (1903 - 1998)*
  Benjamin Hiram Slater (1905 - 2007)*
  Edna Mae Slater Harrison (1907 - 1928)*
  Ellen Elizabeth Slater Daniels (1909 - 2004)*
  Rhesa Kelly Slater (1912 - 1945)*
  Karie Lula Slater Christianus (1914 - 2008)
  Russell Berry Slater (1917 - 2004)*
  Bidwell Webber Slater (1926 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Seaside Memorial Park
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Flowers from Sandra
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26054656
Karie Lula Kay <i>Slater</i> Christianus
Added by: Ann Berry McNair
 
Karie Lula Kay <i>Slater</i> Christianus
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Added by: David G. Stuart
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014

- Flowers from Sandra
 Added: Apr. 8, 2012
Thy Savior Called Thee Home
- Ann Berry McNair
 Added: Mar. 28, 2012
 
 
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