OBITUARY

Curtis Crosby

October 14, 1938February 5, 2020

Curtis Crosby, age 81, passed peacefully away February 5, 2020. He was born October 14, 1938 to the late John Ervin Crosby and Mattie Booker Crosby (Brown) in Evergreen, Alabama.

Curtis was educated through the Escambia County School System and became employed as a factory and construction worker in his early years.

Curtis lived with his adoring mother, Mattie Brown, for over 50 years of his life. He enjoyed walking, listening to music, spending time with friends and family and enjoying an occasional meal from his favorite restaurant, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

He moved to Jacksonville, Florida in September 2016 with his mother and niece, Candice. He, however, lived most of his life in Philadelphia, PA, 13 years, Pensacola, FL, 30 years and Clearwater, FL, 8 years.

Curtis had a wonderful sense of humor and was pleasant and kind to others. He was an amazing, son, brother and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Ervin Crosby and his sister, Mary L. Penny.

Curtis leaves to cherish his loving and caring mother, Mattie Brown, his devoted sisters, Ada Wilson (Lansing, MI), Doris Crosby (Jacksonville, FL) and Martha Whiting (Pensacola, FL), one paternal Aunt, Jennie (John) Hardy of Ohio, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers Family and Friends

Acknowledgements We, the family of the late Curtis Crosby, are eternally grateful to our many friends who have been so kind and thoughtful during this time of bereavement. Your prayers have lightened our burden and strengthened our hearts. Special thank you to long-time family friend, Wanda Wallace, for your helping hand and support.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

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Timothy Whiting

February 14, 2020

My Beloved Uncle Curtis,

A man full of compassion and warmth.

A man whose BIG smile reflected by his BIG heart.

Until our spirits once again cross paths in Heaven, I now say goodbye my dear uncle and how I now consider in my thoughts of your chosen name for me, you called me "Timmy".

Never forget you and may you rest in peace.
I will always love you & miss you my dear Uncle Curtis.
You are now back home where you belong with our Lord Jesus Christ!

Your Nephew,
Timmy

Sharon kay Wilson

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Curtis . You will be missed 🌾🌾❣

Brenda Minor

February 12, 2020

My favorite memory is when Uncle Curtis taught me how to hula hoop when I was in first grade in Pensacola, FL. We both had fun and laughed a lot. I will his smile and laughter!

Love,
Your Niece Brenda Minor

Shirley Jackson

February 11, 2020

I loved me some him and he loved me some me Rest peacefully Uncle Curtis
Gone but never ever forgotten

Nina Crosby

February 10, 2020

Uncle you will be missed. 🌺❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️