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Jean E. Curtis Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Jean Curtis passed away October 3, 2013 after a short illness. Jean was born to Powell Shannon Elswick and Emma Melissa Elswick in Richlands, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Lynchburg College and a Master's in Education from William and Mary. Jean was a teacher in the Newport News school system from 1957-1989 and taught at Deer Park, Lee Hall and Reservoir. She was an enthusiastic bridge and mah-jongg player, a gifted pianist, and an avid teacher. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, where she played the organ and sang in the choir, among other activities. Preceding her in death was her husband, Douglas C. Curtis. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Ronald (Ann) Eslwick of Radford, Virginia and her children, Barry (Jeanmarie) Curtis of Durham, North Carolina; Mark (Nancy) Curtis of Elkton, Virginia; and Pam (Eric) Davidson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jean also leaves grandchildren, Simon (Despina) Curtis, Hanna Curtis, Kaylee Curtis, and Jacob Curtis, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. The visitation will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 8 at Altmeyer Funeral Home in Newport News with a service to follow at 1pm. There will be a private interment after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Asbury United Methodist Church or the .
Published in Daily Press from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2013
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