In Loving

Carrie Lee Ritter

June 27, 1969 – April 23, 2024

Our beloved Carrie Lee Ritter, 54, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on the 23rd of April, 2024. Carrie was born to Judith and Gary Ritter on June 27th, 1969, in Lansing, Michigan. She grew up and spent her childhood in nearby Rockford, Michigan. She also spent time in New Orleans, Louisiana; Cheboygan, Michigan; Manistee, Michigan; Chester, Virginia; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Carrie attended West Catholic High School and surrounded herself with family and friends. She graduated in the year 1987 and then went on to start her loving family.

Carrie was strong, intelligent, caring, and creative. She enjoyed art, making jewelry, reading, and writing, and spent her free time doing any crafty hobby she could find. She loved visiting art museums, parks, and all things filled with the beauty of nature. Above all, she was a loving mother who took pride in doing all she could for her children.

Carrie is survived by her children Bethany Frelier of Richmond, Virginia; Amelia Frelier of Norfolk, Virginia; Caleb Frelier of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Evelyn Frelier of Richmond, Virginia. Also surviving are her parents, Gary and Cindy Ritter of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Judith (Busse) Ritter and Richard Curtis of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and her siblings, Nathan Ritter of Golden, Colorado; Barbara Ritter of Jacksonville, Florida. Her nieces and nephews also survive her, including Maya, Avery, and Greyson Ritter-Charpied of Jacksonville, Florida; as well as Marissa Ritter of Wichita, Kansas, and Shane Ritter of Golden, Colorado.

All will miss her dearly and hope that she has found peace.

In lieu of flowers, Bethany, Amelia, Caleb, and Evelyn ask that you consider donating to Art for the Journey in their mother’s memory at Art for the Journey is a nonprofit organization local to Richmond, Virginia that promotes the use of art as a means for healing, community engagement, and personal growth. To signify your memorial donation, simply select ‘In Memory’ to the right of the ribbon icon, and name Carrie Ritter as the honoree.