Gwendolyn Curry
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York, SC
Gwendolyn Curry NEW CARROLLTON, MD. - Ms. Gwendolyn Curry, 61, of 6536 Landing Way in New Carrollton, Md. and formerly of York, died June 28, 2015, at the home of her aunt. Born February 24, 1954, in York, she was a daughter of William McClain and the late Nellie Rose Curry Robertson. Gwendolyn, affectionately known by her family as "Gwennie," lived her childhood life in York, S.C. and later moved to Washington, D.C., then on to New Carrollton, Md. She attended school in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation, she interned at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she was employed for 38 years. While at HUD, Gwen was Secretary for the General Counsel. She was most proficient in her work and was highly respected. This allowed her to travel to many places and meet many interesting and influential people. Her career was vast, affording her the opportunity to work under the administrations of five presidents: President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton, President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. During this time, Gwen met many wonderful friends and made long-lasting friendships that spanned over 30 years. After leaving HUD, Gwen went to work for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she was employed for three years before retiring on May 31, 2014. Gwen attended Salem Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where she received and confessed Christ as her personal Savior. She served on the Culinary Committee, Nurse Ministry and the United Women of Salem until her health failed. Upon anticipation of relocating back home to South Carolina, she renewed her membership at White Hill AME Zion Church in 2014. On June 19. 2015, much to her many friends' dismay, Gwen left her home and friends in New Carrollton, Md. and returned home to South Carolina. On June 28th, after a long day with friends and family, Gwen said "It's time to go. I have made my way back home and now I must go home." She said her farewell and went on to join her mother, Nellie Curry-Robertson and her daughter and love of her life, Ronita Nikelle Travers. She leaves to cherish fond memories her father, William McClain (Jessie Mae) of York, S.C.; four sisters, Patsy Allison, Bonita Walmsley, Tangela McClain and Tameka McClain, all of York, S.C.; a brother, Leon Roseboro of Kings Mountain, N.C.; her devoted aunts, Mary Dixon (Cleveland), Doretha Littlejohn (Otis), Joan Young (Bernard), Patricia Curry (Burce), Wyvonnie Curry, Annie Jane McClain, Willie Mae Nichols and Sarah McClain, all of York, S.C.; two uncles, Bill R. Smith (Maudestine) of Charlotte, N.C. and Grady McClain of York, S.C.; long-time friends, the Reverend and Mrs. Edward Robinson of Washington, D.C.; a god-daughter, Ebony Campbell of Washington, D.C.; six nieces, four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A pre-celebration Walk-Thru will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, July 2, 2015, at Wright Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Hill AME Zion Church, P. O. Box 1094, York, SC 29745. Funeral services will be 10 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at White Hill AME Zion Church in York. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York. Condolences to www.wrightfuneralhomesc.com.
Published by The Herald from Jul. 2 to Jul. 3, 2015.
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Pick-up the phone to dial your number to discuss our favorite Tuesday night show and realized I do not have your new number. I know you are saying silly girl. Missing you here but know you are safe and painless. We have you in our hearts - Angel Girl!
Leonette aka Nettie Terry-Petway
July 30, 2015
Special moment for you. I wish u could have shared my birthday with me, but we shared yours. I feel ur spirit, a butterfly have been on my porch
Tangela Mcclain
July 29, 2015
Sis just sitting here and reading the word and my mind went back to that sunday evening when pat and i sung to you. The tear in your eye and the smile. I love you and miss you dearly. But i know youre watching me.
nita McClain
July 28, 2015
To all my sister Gwen friends thank y'all for so much love you showed her.yes we all going to miss her. It seem like is not true,dad and I went by the grave site and it was so touching. We have to pray for all!!! God bless with sincere godly love
Tangela Mcclain
July 24, 2015
Gwen, I've been thinking about you. Now , I know why I haven't seen you. I enjoyed talking with you when you came in for your scans. You asked about my parents and how I was doing. The last time I saw you , you told me you were tired. Hopefully, you are at peace now and with your Mother and daughter. I'll miss you.
Susan CT Tech, Sibley Hospital
July 23, 2015
Gwen, you will be missed. I enjoyed having you as a neighbor. You always took pride in the way you kept your home and carried yourself. I pray that God will grant to your entire family a peace that surpasses all understanding. The peace of God be with you always.
Sheryl
July 21, 2015
So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Cor 4:18
Ferman Allin Travers
July 16, 2015
Gwennie, I am missing our telephone conversations (just about every day); the nightly talks about various television shows; and about life. I know you are now in a better place - no more pain or discomfort. You waged a tremendous fight - one filled with courage and strength. You were a great friend who told it like it was. I learned a great deal from you, I am so proud of you and I love you much. Rest in peace.

To Gwennie's family, I wish you the comfort of God's love. May you find peace in your memories of her. She truly loved her family.
Sharon Pitts
July 10, 2015
Sis one week today of the funeral it's been tough and reading ur messages and looking at ur pictures,I cry but it's not all sad tears.I'm glad u HAVE a New body now. Love Tangela
Tangela Mcclain
July 10, 2015
"With Loving Memories"
Jefferson/York High School
Class of 1972
We were your classmates while you were in York, SC
Luveria Curry
July 9, 2015
Truly you will be missed... may God strengthen your family during the days ahead.
Charlene Anderson
July 7, 2015
My heart is still heavy because Gwen and I had something so extremely special.I am teaching a class at my church as we speak. The Life God Reward.It talks about EVERYTHING WE DO ON THIS SIDE MATTERS FOREVER.I just want to say that Gwen lived that life. My family will always cherish the fond memories we had with her.Forever loved by all of her close friends in Washington,DC and surrounding areas.Miss You!!!
Patricia Curry
July 5, 2015
With Love and Condolences to the Curry Family. Gwendolyn and I were classmates and friends at Jefferson. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. She will always be in my memories . May the peace of God be with you!
Luveria Sanders-Curry
July 3, 2015
To my family we have truly lost one of our angels. Thank you for allowing us to sing you happy before you took your wings. We love you R.I.H. your sister
Bonita McClain
July 2, 2015
Peace & Blessings to the family. Our hearts are so heavy at the transition of my best bud, my sista girl, my friend, my Wen Wen as i so often called her, whenever i needed her she was always there for me as well as my family. Words cannot express how much we love you. We are so grateful to God for allowing you to be a part of our family and in my life for 40 years. I was honored to be Nickelle's God-Mother. Thank you Gwen for loving us. To God be the Glory! Edward & Diane Robinson & family
July 2, 2015
To the Family and Friends,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Gwen's professionalism in the workplace and her passion for her work.
I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Good Bless you all.
Kim Kendrick
July 2, 2015
Heavenly Father, I know you are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. I ask you to bring comfort to the Curry, McClain families and extended families during this time of grief and mourning.
Doris Douglas
July 2, 2015
Dearest Gwennie:

GIRLFRIENDS LIVE IN EACH OTHER'S HEART JUST LIKE FAMILY. I WILL MISS YOUR PHYSICAL PRESENCE BUT I AM COMFORTED AND CONFIDENT THAT FATHER GOD HAS GRANTED YOUR REQUEST. NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND A HEALING IN YOUR "NEW HOME', LASTLY A REUNITING WITH KELLY AND NELLIE.
I HEAR YOUR LAUGHTER AND I KNOW YOUR BIONIC EARS ARE LISTENING.
NO ONE CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF A GIRLFRIEND, JUST LIKE NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE IN MY LIFE. YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART...JUST LIKE FAMILY. YOU HAVE BEEN GOD'S FAITHFUL SERVANT - JOB WELL DONE1 UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MY FRIEND


LEONETTE AKA NETTIE POO AKA LEO
Leonette Terry-Petway
July 2, 2015
TO THE FAMILY OF GWENDOLY CURRY
THERE ARE PLACES WITHIN OUR HEART THAT CAN ONLY BE FILLED WITH MEMORIES. AND THERE ARE PLACES IN OUR SOULS THAT CAN ONLY BE HEALED BY THE GENTLE HANDS OF TIME.
MAY YOU FIND PEACE KOWING THAT THERE IS ONE MORE ANGEL IN HEAVEN.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 - WE ARE CONFIDENT, I SAY AND WILLING RATHER TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY, AND TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD.
LEONETTE & MICHAEL PETWAY
July 2, 2015

Cheryl and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Curry Family.
Joy Nebblett
July 2, 2015
Gwen and I met when she transferred from The Office of Congressional Intergovernmental Relations (CIR) to The Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We had some good times, good talks. Gwen and my mother had a connection, both of them shared the same birthday 2/24, and yes they both had similar personalities. Gwen, rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten. I am still laughing at some of the antedotes you would tell. I will always remember our talks. I say to you Curry, rest in peace and we love you . Always Dana Carroll
July 2, 2015
Mr. William McClain & family...I'm sorry to her of your loss but Heaven just gained another angel. Always remember, for Qwendoloyn, this is the beginning of "LIFE" not the end...PRAISE GOD!!! Love you all...Your sister in Christ.
Jane Cole-Wade
July 2, 2015
Rest in peace, Gwen.
Tanya Beverly
July 2, 2015
Gwen - So glad I got to see you when you were here at HUD recently. I'll never forget our years in CIR. Rest in peace. Love you, Tanya
Tanya Beverly
July 2, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kimberli Bowen
July 2, 2015
Sorry to hear of the passing of your love one. Continue to trust in the Lord and things will work out. May God bless your family during this time of sorrow.
Jerome Thomasson
July 2, 2015
Condolences are offered to the Curry Family and the extended family of our dear friend Gwen Curry. Gwen was a very special person who touched the lives of many. She will always be remembered fondly. In her career, she represented the best of public service. Her unselfish love and support of family and friends were inspirational. May a part of her live on in each of us who knew her.
William King
July 2, 2015
sis this is TANG and we have so special times.on your birthday really bless me spending time with you on birthday.i seen how happy we both were
love:TANGELA&BRYTARIAN
July 1, 2015
Love you Gwen.I am going to really miss you.
Patricia Curry
July 1, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
June 30, 2015
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