Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy RD, Charlottesville, VA


Thurman Curtis Morris

October 18, 1942March 21, 2020

Thurman Curtis Morris of Crozet, Virginia lost his earthly journey on Saturday, March 21, 2020 after a battle with Alzheimers. Curtis is rejoicing in his eternal home with the Lord our Savior, who he served throughout his life.

Curtis was born October 18, 1942. He is proceeded in death by his father Ernest Monroe “Buff” Morris, his mother Retha Ellen Shifflett Morris Herring, his stepfather James Herring, and two brother-in-laws Julian “Gete” Shifflett and Kenneth “Earl” Morris. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joyce Ann Morris (his caregiver), his two sons, Anthony Curtis Morris of Crozet, VA and Duane Douglas Morris (Tracey Kennedy Morris) of Afton, VA. He treasured his three grandchildren, Eleanor Grace Morris, Lydia Faith Morris, and Laylon Dean Varner. Curtis is also survived by his three sisters and one brother, Geneva Shifflett of Baltimore, MD, Charlotte “Maxine” Bolyard (Leonard) of Crozet, VA, Florence “Virginia” Morris of Dale City, VA, and Ernest “Ernie” Morris (Patricia) of Crozet, VA.

Curtis’ greatest attribute in life all began in the year 1968 at an Assembly of God church in Baltimore, MD, where he gave his life over to the Lord our Savior. This decision changed the course of his life and the future for his family, friends, and his ministries. He was a faithful member of Covenant Church of God in Charlottesville. Curtis preached the gospel in churches for over 40 years and received his Evangelist License Certificate for church of God in May of 1983. Curtis continued his outreach ministries at two nursing homes, Crescent Hall and Midway Manor. Curtis and his wife Joyce would bless audiences with their southern gospel singing in many different venues. Curtis was always available to share God’s word and pray for others. It was his Kingdom work.

Curtis was the owner of Curtis Heating and Cooling that he began in Crozet in 1980. He served his community well and made many new friendships with employees and customers along the way. The company continues to serve the community with the same foundational values that Curtis began. Aside from building up his company, Curtis had many hobbies that he enjoyed, such as; traveling with his wife to the Caribbean, attending gospel singings, watching UVA and L.A. Dodger games, driving his Chevy 2 Nova, and cooking his specialty mac n’ cheese. He was also faithful in attending the events of his two sons and three grandchildren.

Curtis lived his life for his wife, sons, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, friends, extended family, his dog “Sadie” and a special friendship with Kenny Layne, but most of all he lived for the Kingdom of God. In lieu of flowers, to continue Curtis’ ministry and legacy through our young generation, donations may be made to Afton Christian School 9357 Critzers Shop Rd. Afton, VA. 22920 and Telephone: (540) 456-6853.

We all love you and miss you until Jesus calls us to meet again in eternity. A private graveside service will be held. A celebration of Curtis’ life will be held at a later date.


  • Afton Christian School


  • A Celebration of Life has been postponed at this time. Services will be announced at a later date.


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John Booker

April 2, 2020

Our deepest and most profound sympathy to this wonderful family. God continue be with you.

Dr. John E./Mrs. Agnes I. Booker

William Childress

March 28, 2020

To Curtis' family,
We were sorry to hear of Curtis' passing. I (Frank) really miss the family atmosphere I experienced working for Curtis for a number of years.

Be comforted in the fact that he is now at peace and in a better place. He will be missed.

Frank and Carol Childress, Kevin, and Katie

Norman and Shirley Morris

March 28, 2020

Our deepest sorrow and prayers are with you now and in the upcoming days. Fondest memories are with you in the days past.

P.S. I'm going to miss my buddy. We had more work to do!

G. Larry Brown

March 26, 2020

We have known and done business with Curtis for nearly 40 years. Never have we associated with anyone with a higher standard of integrity than Curtis! Nor friendlier, and fairer in his pricing.

His legacy is manifested in the conduct of his sons, Anthony and Duane who carry on his business and standards today.

His love of God, and Christian behavior, were always present but never offending or out of place.

May his love and memory sustain Joyce, and all his family, through this time of grief.

We pray for God's blessings and love for all of them,

Larry and Dotty Brown
Crozet, VA

joyce & dewey taylor

March 25, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Loving memories of Curtis and family.

Shelby Shifflett

March 25, 2020

Sending heartfelt sympathy from James and I. Heaven just gained a special angel. May God comfort you all in your loss.

Brian Robinson

March 25, 2020

Brother Curtis and Sister Joyce use to sing at our revivals at Evergreen Church of the Brethren. Brother Curtis lived for the Lord and I know I will see him in Heaven one day. Brother Curtis will be missed and Evergreen Church is praying for the family during these difficult times. Love you all

John and Nancy Lowry

March 25, 2020

For 32 years, Curtis Heating and Cooling has lovingly cared for our old farmhouse systems in North Garden. Initially, we dealt with Curtis, himself. Always gracious, he was willing to try new options to keep us warm in the winter and cool and dry in the summer. Over the years, the various servicemen in his company have always been quick to respond and unfailingly courteous and helpful. We believe that Curtis led by example.
Our deepest sympathy to family and co-workers. We shall all miss him.

Loris & Kemper Dean

March 24, 2020

God knew what He was doing when He paired Curtis with you, Joyce. The messages and music that you guys shared will live in our hearts forever. It's a blessing to know that Curtis is now free from his disease and resting in the arms of Jesus.

David Shiflett

March 24, 2020

Prayers for Joyce, Duane, Jack and entire family.
Rejoicing to know Curtis and I shall meet again in heaven someday.
Blessed that the Lord allowed me to call him a friend.
So glad Curtis did not make Jack and I pay for repairs to driveway.
Sorry for your loss.
Love David