Verma Curry

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 17, 2008

Mrs. Verma J. Curry, 53, of Andalusia, died Mon., Oct. 13, 2008.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Marshall Hammond Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerome Weldon officiating. The eulogy will be by the Rev. Anthony Carnell of Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation is today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Marshall Hammond Funeral Home Chapel.
Curry was born Jan. 7, 1955, in Warner Robins, Ga., to Curtis Thorpe Jr. and Dollie Jean Thorpe. She was the second oldest of nine children. She met the late Rev. Tom L. Curry in Miami, Fla., and later they were married. To this union was one daughter. One brother preceded her in death. She departed this life on Mon., Oct. 13, at Woodley Manor Rehabilitation Facility in Montgomery, where she resided after a brief illness.
She accepted Christ while living in Miami and joined with New Philadelphia Baptist Church. In 1998, she moved to Andalusia and joined with Grace Chapel Baptist Church. She remained faithful until her demise.
She was ordained by her husband, the Rev. Tom Curry, before his demise. She was active with the Covington County Jailhouse Ministry and a member of the Southwest District Minister’s Wives where she served one year as chairperson.
Survivors include her father, Curtis Thorpe Jr. of Pompano Beach, Fla.; her mother, Dollie Thorpe of Pompano Beach, Fla.; four children, Tabetha (Alarick) Handy and Tonya Youngblood, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Michael Youngblood and Tomacina Curry of Andalusia; six stepchildren, Sharon Denise Camell of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Sophia Curry of Carol City, Fla., Terrosa (Pierre) Buie of Tallahassee, Fla., Angela Katrina Camell and JoAnn Bryant of Miami, Fla., and Anthony (Teena) Camell of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Veronica Thorpe of Texas, Vanessa Thorpe and Vivian Thorpe of Pompano Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Terry (Tamara) Thorpe of California, Jeff (Kathylean) Thorpe of Pompano Beach, Fla., Gabriel Thorpe of Alaska and Tony (Tanya) Thorpe of Ackworth, Ga.; one goddaughter, Casey Ball of Andalusia; seven grandchildren; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.