Deborah Curry

Obituary of Deborah M. Curry

Pastor Deborah Marion Curry would go on to be with the Lord at 12:20 p.m. April 1st, 2016. Debbie was born December 10, 1953 in Boston, MA to Ellis and Jacqueline Johnson. Debbie was one of three children, Pamela Holt the oldest and Ellis M. Johnson II (Max) the youngest. Debbie attended Michael Driscoll Elementary school and she graduated from Brooklyn High school. Debbie would show an interest in choir, singing and dancing, and her special interest included cooking and volunteering for veterans at the VA hospital. She would also work in the library re-stocking books. As a child she and her best friend would walk to confirmation classes at the Episcopal Church where Debbie would later be confirmed. Just before completing high school she would graduate from John Robert Powell’s modeling school of Boston, MA. She would model for a number of local events in Boston and even had an opportunity to model for Ebony Magazine Fashion show. In 1971, Debbie would meet the love of her life, Larry Curry, at a friend’s house, and the next day at the young age of 17 she told her first cousin, “I’m going to marry that man”. They would date and slowly fell madly in love. Larry would take Debbie to her high school prom and create her first professional portfolio for modeling. On February 19th, 1972 Debbie and Larry were married at St. Marks Congregational church, by Rev. Orispin Mazabere-church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Debbie’s first pregnancy would not go full term and she suffered a painful loss, but on February 17th, 1973 Debbie would give birth to Debbie M. Curry, II otherwise known as “Minnie Me”. While living in Cape Cod, MA Debbie would later travel to San Antonio, Texas for the next military family move. Later in 1975 she would give birth to Laurence A. Curry (“Bubba” a special gift to her husband, a son) in Denver, Colorado. She continued her life as an Air Force wife for the next ten years. In 1974, Debbie and her family would make a military move to Denver. In 1978, Debbie and her family would attend Peoples Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Debbie would serve as a member of the choir. Debbie and her family were members of Peoples for 17 years. In 1979, Debbie would go on to Colorado Medical Assistant School where she completed her training and degree as a Medical Assistant and she would work for Denver Research Foundation as a researcher investigator. Later Debbie would go to work for Aurora Public schools as a school nurse, and Colorado Asthma & Allergy Clinic, and finally for Dr. William Silvers as a medical assistant. Debbie’s health would no longer allow her to work full time, but in the spring of 1991 Debbie would join her husband, Larry in his practice full-time as the Assistant Director of the Curry Center, LLC. Larry sent her to Seattle, Washington kicking all the way for an intensive training on in-home family therapy for troubled families. Her Training would continue as a supervisor, drug/alcohol counselor, along with her education at Regis University and finally at Argosy University. She always wanted to go further with her education, but her health stopped her, her husband Larry said “she lived and gave so much that she earned a Ph.D. in life”. Debbie was a member of the National Association of Family Preservation Specialist, The American Psychological Association, The local and national Lupus Foundation, and also served as a Board member for the Lupus Foundation, which included traveling to Washington to visit with Senator Patricia Schroeder to advocate for health care reform for individuals with health challenges. As the years went past her health would eventually prevent her from working in the office, but she remained a silent and active member, partner and consultant to the Curry Center. In 2005, as a member and volunteer of Heritage Christian center, Debbie would attend and graduate from Heritage School of Ministry and by 2008 be ordained as a minister. In 2006, Debbie and her husband would become co-founders of New Covenant Holy Church and Ministry, where Debbie would serve as Associate Pastor and founder of “Women of God Ministry” where she lead the women’s ministry and offered pastoral counseling to those in need. In April of 2002, Debbie would become the proud grandmother to Jacob L. Curry; the two of them were inseparable. In August 2012, Laurence Anthony would take Britney to be his wife, she would become the second daughter that Debbie would love and welcome into the family. Two years later in November of 2014 she became the proud grandmother to her second grandson Maceo A Curry. In February of this year Larry and Debbie celebrated 44 years of marriage. Debbie’s hobbies included photography, planting flowers in her garden, cooking for her family, scrapbooking, crafts of all kind, and occasionally just taking long rides and hanging out with her family. Let’s not forget her love of purchasing purses, jewelry, traveling and cook outs on the back porch. She is also survived by a number of first cousins Stephanie, Skip and Erica, David, Sheila and their families; her mother- in- law, Dr. Ella Ruth Curry and the entire Curry family of Aiken, S.C. Her personality was such that everywhere she went she touched the lives of everyone she met; standing in line at the super market, waiting in a waiting room for a doctor’s appointment, going to a bronco game or Nuggets game, being in-patient in the hospital and of course receiving her dialysis treatment. A special thank you to Steve Trevino of Ponderosa Valley for your care concern and kindness. Finally to Jackson Brooks, funeral home of Aiken, SC, Union Baptist Church and Rev. David Williams. Debbie will be missed, but not really because she and her discipleship of loving, caring and giving will live on in the lives of everyone she touched. Farewell thou good and faithful servant, rest now in peace, with pain no more, Amen. Service Information
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Thursday April 7, 2016 3:00 PM Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services 10470 S. Progress Way, #106 Parker, CO 80134 Text Details
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