Thurman Nathanial Northcross Jr.
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Thurman Nathanial Northcross, Jr.

Memphis - Thurman Nathanial Northcross, Jr., 70, died June 20, 2019. He was a business manager, owner and consultant. A graduate of Manassas High School, Thurman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Among Thurman's business enterprises were Stone Creek Corporation, a cleaning supplies company, and Signs First on Poplar Avenue. He worked for the City of Memphis as manager of youth services in the Summer Youth Program. He was also manager of corporate development for the Tennessee Valley Center for Economic Development.

Thurman leaves his son, Cortlandt Northcross; sisters and brother, Rhynette Northcross Hurd (William), Gayle Ortega, and Khalil Rasheed (Elaine); cousins, Deborah Northcross and Dr. Phillip Reginald Northcross; a host of nephews and nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman N. Northcross, Sr. and Verdelle Thomas Northcross; and his brother Theron Reby Northcross.

Thurman's Memorial Tribute will be at 11AM until Noon, Thursday, June 27, 2019, at R S Lewis & Sons Funeral Home Walnut Grove Chapel Memphis, Tennessee. Memorial contributions can be made to Manassas High School or the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jun. 26, 2019.
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July 7, 2019
Thurman attended Wesleyan University with my brother Ward DeWitt who is also deceased. I remember them being very close friends. My sincere condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra DeWitt Culmer
July 5, 2019
My prayers for the Hurd and Northcross families.

Your loved one will be remembered, as a "gentle giant " with a kind and loving spirit."
May you find comfort, in knowing that others share in your loss. God bless and comfort you, at this time.
Pat McWright
July 4, 2019
Rhynette Northcross Hurd
June 29, 2019
I met Thurman during my freshman year at Vassar college. He resided in the Black House with my boyfriend and other brothers I grew to know and love. Although we lost touch over the years, I knew of his accomplishments and dedication to service. May he rest in eternal peace and love. And, may his family know that his reach was far, touching many across the country.
Marsha Moore
June 28, 2019
I have such fond memories of Thurman. He was a kind person and my first 7th grade crush. Although he was a handsome senior in high school, he never made me feel silly because I was so enamored of him. Popsy, his cousin, was one of my best friends in high school. His Mom was Godmother to my sister Rochelle. The entire family means a great deal to me, and I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you all during this time.
Andrea Simpson
June 28, 2019
My prayers and condolences on your loss. Thurman was a good friend many years ago before I left Memphis. I will always hold fond memories of him.
Rosemary Marr
June 27, 2019
My Deepest Condolences
Robbie. Milan
June 26, 2019
To Mr. Northcross family, May the promise of everlasting life found in John 6:40 bring you comfort and hope. Please accept my sincere condolences at this time of such great loss.
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