The Obituary for Lois Jacqueline “Jackie” Harris Curtis (Lee & Macon Counties)


Graveside service for Lois Curtis, 73, of Auburn, AL, will be at 12:00 noon, Sunday, May 31, 2020, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery 14650 County Road 2, Tuskegee, AL 36083 (Armstrong Community), Reverend Willie Banks, Jr. ,Pastor, Reverend John Wesley Summers, Eulogist.

Mrs. Curtis, who passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama, was born September 28, 1946 in Macon County, Alabama.

Public viewing will be Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

At an early age, she confessed Christ and united with the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama (Armstrong Community). She later united with the Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama

Lois graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School Class of 1964. Recognizing the value of education, she attended Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1968. She continued her education at Tennessee State University where she received a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education in 1973.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, painting, reading, writing and going to church. Additionally, she participated and was involved in many community and social groups. Those social groups included National Education Association (NEA), church groups at Bowen United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Tuskegee Institute Class of 1964 Reunion Club, Tennessee State University Alumni Association and Retired Teachers Association of Lee County. Lois was the recipient of many awards, which included 1992 FACES Auburn PTA Council- Outstanding Teacher Award, 1995 Finalist of ACEE Elementary Economics Teacher of the Year Award and 2005 Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Tonia (Clayton) Bell of Montgomery, AL, Charles (Jami) Curtis of Dallas, TX and Tyra (Kevis) Burnam of Auburn, AL; grandchildren, Jasmine, Jacquan, Mateo, Michael, Aliyah, Kyleigh and Kayleigh; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Harris Funeral Home of Opelika, AL is directing.