HAMPTON - Burnie "BC" Curtis, Jr., passed away on July 26, 2013 at the age of 77. Anybody who knew BC understood his unlimited love and passion for his family, friends and the especially the Lord. He will be sorely missed by all. BC was born in Warrenton, NC on November 18, 1935 to the late Bernice Curtis and Kapana Curtis. He is predeceased by one daughter, Simone B. Curtis. He was a graduate of Huntington High School's class of 1955. Upon graduation BC traveled all over the United States with the Five Keys for several years. He then worked in the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for 35 years before retiring in 1995. Upon his retirement from the Shipyard he began to work at Cooke Bros Funeral Chapel where he spent the last ten years as a Senior Advisor. BC was also a lifelong member of First Church of Newport News (Baptist) where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Pamela Curtis, his son Barry Curtis (Christel), four grandchildren: Brandon Curtis, Sherelle Curtis, Kelsey Curtis and Barry Curtis, Jr.; two sisters and their husbands Catherine-Sylvia Sidney C. Johnson (James "Poo") and Terry Dorsey (Ralph); five brothers: James (Jimmy) Curtis (Claudette), Alvin Curtis (Edie), Ronald Curtis (Woodrena), Reginald (Vonde) Curtis (Sharon); and Dwight Curtis (Mary deceased) as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing will be held from Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel 1601 27th Street, Newport News, VA 23607. There will also be a viewing two hours prior to the funeral service at the Church. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at First Church of Newport News (Baptist) 2300 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 (757) 247-3033, with Reverend Rodney Johnson, Senior Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Published in Daily Press on July 28, 2013