Louise Crumley Curtis

January 2, 1924 ~ February 8, 2018

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Louise Crumley Curtis, 94, of Piney Flats died February 8, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born January 2, 1924 in Washington County, the daughter of George Luther Crumley and Martha Nave Crumley Hatley. She worked in retail as a buyer for King?s, Brit?s, and Belk department stores. Mrs. Curtis was preceded in death by her husband, John Clifton Curtis, after 66 years of marriage; by two brothers, James Crumley and Billy Joe Hatley; and an infant great-great granddaughter, Stephanie Elaine Lewis. Survivors include: two daughters, Martha Lewis and her husband, Ed of Salisbury NC, and Patricia Davis and her husband, Jerry of Piney Flats; five grandchildren, Stephen Lewis and his wife Mary Ellen Huckabee of Atlanta, GA, Melanie Burton and her husband, Scott of Salisbury, NC, Mark Lewis and his wife, Julie of Wilmington, NC, Jody Davis and his wife, Marlene of Knoxville, TN, and Crista Austin and her husband, Drew of Gray, TN; twelve great-grandchildren, Caroline and Charlotte Lewis, Roarke, Meredith, Kate and Sawyer Burton, and Lola Lewis, Tori Davis and Dylan Davidson, and Chase, Max and Trey Austin; and one half-sister, Sarah Crumley Walters. The graveside service for Mrs. Curtis will be conducted by the Reverend Dr. S. Edwin Lewis at Monte Vista Memorial Park on February 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Family and friends are asked to gather at the graveside by 2:45 PM. The eulogy will be delivered by Crista Austin and music will be presented by Charles Whitehead. The grandsons and Lynn Barnes will serve as pallbearers.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It was a privilege to know Mrs. Curtis through the Meals on Wheels program. She was one of my favorite clients. During the years that I served her, she always welcomed me into her home with a broad smile and a warm greeting. I have missed her since she was no longer able to be at home, and will never forget our many chats and times of prayer that we shared often. I will not grieve but will celebrate her long and beautiful life. My sympathy to all the family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We want to thank you as a family for taking such good care of Aunt Louise in her golden years. She loved each of you and that love and care was an example that was returned to her by you when she needed you the most. What one of us senior citizens would not love to live right beside a loving daughter and son-in-law and have them visit us each day, bringing food, taking us to our doctor’s and beauty shop appointments and often shopping or out to eat. When we visited her she would always tell us how blessed she was. Well done family! With you we are sure our Lord is well pleased. For Larry and myself we knew that she loved us and thought we were wonderful and she let us know that. How we enjoyed what time we did spend with her. She always asked Larry to pray for her before we left. A fond memory is of her at John’s funeral. She got out of her chair and raised her hands to heaven as if reaching out to Uncle John as the Hallelujah chorus was being played. What a great time she must be having with her beloved husband and they together with Jesus. Hope one of you will keep the plant we sent as a remembrance of her life well lived. Carol Ann

  3. Anonymous says:

    I met Mrs. Curtis many years ago when I was walking at Winged Deer Park after my heart surgery. Her husband, John, was walking there too and it seemed we would always cross each other’s paths. Both Mr. & Mrs. Curtis were lovely people and I always enjoyed seeing them and talking to them. She will surely be a beautiful star in Heaven.

  4. Anonymous says:

    To the family of this most precious lady, we extend our prayers for comfort and peace. Knowing full well she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her Almighty God, must bring comfort and knowing she was so ready to go HOME. We will always remember that beautiful smile and sweet tender voice full of love. We are thankful for coming to Cash Hollow Presbyterian Church and getting to meet and know this godly woman. She was always so beautifully dressed and just a classy lady. I remember her pleasure to announce that her husband John had brought vegetables from his garden to share with whoever wanted them. I also remember the book that John had written which made them both proud. We’ve missed seeing that sweet lady for awhile since she was unable to attend church, but praise God, we will get to spend eternity with her because of the work of redemption on our behalf that Jesus Christ has provided. Love you Louise Curtis

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Louise & John were both such nice people & wonderful neighbors. You & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

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