Leona W. Curry, age 87, passed away from respiratory failure on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Lakeland.
Mrs. Curry was born on March 25, 1925, in Pennsylvania.
She loved and was devoted to her Lord and her family. She enjoyed boating, skiing, and going to the Anna Maria Island and Bradenton beaches. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1960s and 1980s, also serving as service team manager for south Polk County.
In the 1990s she found much joy in tutoring math and English at Fort Meade Middle School and then a new fulfillment in the early 2000s volunteering at the Rohr Nursing Home in Bartow.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Curry, and son, Dan Curry.
Mrs. Curry is survived by a daughter, Theresa Keen (Cecil) of Fort Meade; brother, Jack Whitlow (Laura) of Jacksonville; sister-in-law, Ronita Whitlow of Winter Haven; daughter-in-law, Pam Curry of Bartow; grandchildren; Mark Curry (Holly) of Bartow, Katherine Branch of Lakeland, Karen Harmon (Marc) of Winter Springs, great grandchildren; Nathan Curry, Ashlyn Curry, Gage Albritton, Allen Branch, a special daughter, Julie Keen of Lakeland, a special nephew, Mike Cohen, and many other beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: Monday,
Oct. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Fort Meade,
307 E. Broadway in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland Florida, 33802.
Condolences at www.mcleanfuneral