Christine H. Holliday

September 18, 1942 - January 10, 2018

A friend to all and a stranger to none, Chris, was able to rest after a long battle with renal cancer. Her selfless, caring nature and loving presence knew no bounds and she will be missed by family and many dear family and friends located throughout Florida, Virginia, Texas and California. Chris was proceeded in death by her father and mother, Frank Hubbard and Helen Lambert Hubbard Matheney, brother, Luke Hubbard. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Morriss Leamon Holliday, her daughters Christie Lee Holliday and Marisa Jean Holliday Compton, Scott Compton, father of her grandsons, Charlie Leamon Compton and Christian Moore Compton, and their dear wives, Stephanie Chao and Haleigh Compton, respectively. She is also survived by her sister, Pat McPherson, and many nieces and nephews in Texas.

Chris and Morriss have resided most recently in Florida since 1985 in the Big Pine Key and Moore Haven, Florida. They have been active in the many racing activities during those years within the Ecurie Vitesse Sports Car Club (FL Keys), the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) and the PBOC Motorsports Club in Homestead and Sebring. Additionally, Chris derived great joy and satisfaction by serving as a volunteer for over 15 years in the Redbone fishing tournament series for Cure and the Cause of Cystic Fibrosis. She also served on the board of the Moore Haven Women’s Club. She dearly enjoyed fishing, sailing, dancing and was a lover of cats.

Chris was born in Hampton, VA in the Wythe area, was a graduate of Hampton High School Class of 1960 and she retired as Director of the Army ROTC Scholarship program at Fort Monroe for the U.S. Army, the first non-officer and female to do so.

Chris and Morriss raised their two daughters in the idyllic community of Windmill Point in Hampton and then sailed off for two years throughout the U.S. Eastern Inland Waterway before settling in the Florida Keys. They traveled by boat throughout Mexico, the Bahamas and Dry Tortogas; they backpacked through Europe for their 35th wedding anniversary.

No one knew a more kind, compassionate and loving soul. She is now enjoying a great reunion with her dear parents, brother and loving friends that passed before. Celebration of Life plans will be held in different locations over the coming months in Sebring, Sarasota, the Florida Keys, and Hampton, VA. For more information, please contact Christie Holliday at

In lieu of flowers, to honor Chris’ memory, tax deductible donations can be made to Redbone Charity Fishing Tournament Series for Cystic Fibrosis research at Redbone (at 305-664-2002 or PO Box 273, Islamorada FL. 33036) continuing her dedication to catching the cure.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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