Nell Currie
1927 - 2015
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Nell Evangeline Branton Currie


Nell Evangeline Branton Currie of Jackson, Mississippi went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Nell was born in New Hebron, Mississippi on July 17, 1927 to Anna Waltman Branton and Shelby M. Branton. She graduated from Central High School in Jackson. She worked as an engineering assistant at Southern Bell for 40 years and also as a credit manager part-time for McRaes Department store for 30 years.

Nell married Edward Jones Currie on June 17, 1950 and together they had two children, Edward Jones Currie, Jr. and Susan Annah Currie, whom they raised in Jackson. After Edward passed away in 1957, Nell worked tirelessly with many sacrifices to support and provide for her children. She set an example of dedication, perseverance and strength for all who knew her. She was warm, loving, with a great sense of humor and was deeply spiritual.

Nell is survived by her two children, Edward Currie Jr of Jackson, MS and Susan Currie (Chris McNamara) of Ithaca, NY; two grandchildren, Morgan Currie (Tommy Danbury), and Scott (Sarah) Currie; as well as two great grandchildren, Rowan Simone Danbury and Miller Edward Currie. Nell is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Nell was pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Currie and by her husband, Edward J Currie.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, 1390 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202 on Thursday November 5th at 11 a.m. A visitation will follow and burial will be at 3pm in Monticello, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca New York, 14850 ( or to the Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship Fund, 11812 N. 56th Street, Tampa Florida 33617. The family would like to thank the staff at the Arbor and St Dominic's Hospital for all their attention and care.

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Published in Clarion Ledger from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2015.
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11 entries
November 12, 2015
Nell was a wonderful person. I am indeed sad over her death. I was unable to attend the service due to being out of town due to an accident. We worked together for many years at McRae's and Sac's. My prayers are with all of you. I feel that Morgan and Scott were an important part of our work family over the years. Please contact me at 601-954-1778. I will always remember this family as an important part of my life. May God richly each of you.
Mary Seay
November 11, 2015
Susan and Ned, I have so many fond memories of your family. Lisa passed away April 2013. I'm so sorry for your loss. I miss the good ole days growing up on Charleston Drive. May God bless you both and your family.
Paula Waldrop Crofford
November 8, 2015
Nell was a beautiful member of my sunday school class for many years. Her trips to the hospital are finally over and she is in a great loving place with Our Father. May our soles rest in peace in that.
Sandee Reynoldson
November 6, 2015
Susan, Ned & family,
My sincere sympathy on your loss. Nell was a wonderful woman with a remarkable sense of humor and dedication to her family. I worked with her for many years at BellSouth and will always remember her with a smile. A truly good and gentle soul.
Linda Hong
November 6, 2015
Prayers for the family for your loss. May God walk with you in this time of need.
Jimmy Dennis
November 5, 2015
Susan, Ned and family,

Your mom was a remarkable lady who raised two outstanding individuals. My deepest sympathy to you all. My prayer is for comfort now and the days ahead.

Jenny Harper-Tutor
Jenny Tutor
November 5, 2015
Susan, Ned, and family,
My deepest sympathy. Your mom was a remarkable woman, who raised two outstanding individuals. My prayers are for comfort during this time and the days to come.
Jenny Harper-Tutor
November 5, 2015
May Nell's household find peace and comfort at this sad time for there will come a time when sickness, pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised. You have my condolences.
November 4, 2015
Ned and Susan,
Our deepest sympathy. We have so many good memories of family reunions and get togethers. And the many summers spent together. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come.
Patty, Hebo, and family
November 4, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Parkway Funeral Home
November 4, 2015
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all that loved Nell but please find comfort in knowing death will one day be no more.
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