Daune René Curry

June 17, 1979April 16, 2021
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Daune René Curry, age 41, of Tampa, Florida passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. Daune was born June 17, 1979 in Huntington, West Virginia.

Daune attended Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida where she was a member of the school's softball team. The family relocated to Columbus, OH where Daune was a 1997 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School. Daune was fascinated by the Kennedy Space Center, visiting many times. She enjoyed swimming, watching scary movies, late night snacks with her kids, traveling and reading mystery novels.

She is survived by her beloved children, Alexys René Lawson and William Lee Copeland; parents, Donelle Collins Curry and William Charles Curry; maternal grandmother, Ellen Collins; aunts, Judy Butcher and Anita Ellis; uncles, Mike Collins, John Collins and George Collins; and cousins, Kim Butcher, Tim Butcher, Angie Paxton, Amanda Smith, Scott Collins, Tyler Collins and Drew Collins.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021 followed by a Celebration of Life beginning at 3 pm at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel, 12690 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

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  • Alexys René Lawson, Daughter
  • William Lee Copeland, Son
  • Donelle Collins Curry, Mother
  • William Charles Curry, Father
  • Ellen Collins, Grandmother
  • Don Collins, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Charles Curry, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Virginia Curry, Grandmother (deceased)


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


Daune René Curry

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Donelle Curry

May 3, 2021

My beautiful girl, you left us way to soon!! We miss you everyday, I keep waiting for you to come thru the door with that smile. I have tried several times to write this but haven’t been able to stop the tears from coming down. I watched you battle to get your family back together and I admired your continued effort, you were a fighter. I know how much you loved Lexy, William, Mama, and I. What you don’t know is just how many people loved and are missing you. Your laugh and funny sense of humor will never be forgotten. Your huge heart for the ones that needed a lift or help will truly be missed. The weight on my chest and the hole in my heart I know will never go away, this emptiness I cannot explain, only it’s a pain I have never felt before nor do I ever want to again. We are so grateful for the home movie night and laughter we had together before you left us. It is a priceless memory for me. Thank you for teaching me to let the little things go and not let people get to me. I promised you I will watch over Lexy and William and we will celebrate your time with us. God and Papa Don have you now and will watch over you until we meet again. I will love you forever Gods new Angel.

Alishia Massaro

April 30, 2021

Daune i didnt even know i like you this much everyday I shed a tear because your not here.... I know in a better place and your not in pain cant wait to see your face again.... I pray for your kids and mother

Kelly Bozarth

April 29, 2021

Daune i don't know where to begin. We have been friends a long time thru good and bad. Yet I feel we were cut short cheated out of the years we had ahead of us. Cheated out of seeing the real miracle and the future we wanted the one you wanted with your family back together and you free of the sickness that consumed you in the end. I wish I had just one more day to really tell you how much you meant to me and to many others. For you to know you weren't in this alone you didn't have to conquer the world by your self. You were and are the most beautiful person to me inside and out. You always tried to keep that smile on your face so people thought you were strong when you were hurting inside and I am so sorry I didn't see it sooner. I'm so sorry we became distanced in the end because daune with out you i feel so lost. This isn't how it was supposed to end . You were the strong one never to show weakness and to always take that step forward and not 2 steps buck! Just know that no matter where you are you will always be in my heart and missed more than you ever realized by me and many others including your family and not a day goes by with out us thinking about you and your smile . You are gone but will never be forgotten. And I know you have a friend in heaven now and I'm glad Willie has you up there to. He needed a friend and I could not ask for a better person to be there for him and he for you. I know you two are looking down on us laughing loving and crying for us while trying to help us to move on . I love you man and miss you so.

Monique Drobnak

April 26, 2021

Daune was a great employee. Productive, punctual, respectful and always smiling. Prayers for her family. May she Rest In Peace

Timothy jensen

April 24, 2021

U will be missed

Lynn H

April 24, 2021

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And Only God Knows Why
A million times I needed you
A million times I've cried
If Love Alone could have saved you
You would have never died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That nobody will ever fill
It broke my heart to lose
But you didn't go alone
For Part of Me went with you
The day God called you home

Friend i love you and I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to say all the things that I wish I could have said we shared a lot of things in common and we were like sisters I wish I had one more day to tell you how much you really meant to me and that I forgive you and love you forever and always you're one of a kind and I'll never forget you.

Brenton Burns

April 23, 2021

Daune you were my everything and this hurts so much but you are in a better place now . Just being in your presence always made everything alright no matter what was going on and you always brought a smile to my face. I love you and miss you beyond what any words could describe . You will be greatly missed by me and anyone who knew you. Love always and forever R.I.P.

Teeya Rahmani

April 23, 2021

One of the great memories I have of Daune Rene..she and her mother were coming to my house for a dinner party, so Daune Rene fixed a Key Lime Pie to bring. That pie was as green as the grass. Very good pie, but so green. To top that off, that same night during dinner she was trying to pass a napkin across the table and got too close to the candle and , that’s right , it caught fire. We never laughed as hard as we did that night.
She was the daughter I never had. I will truly miss her. Rest In Peace Daune.

Jenny & Richy Coronado

April 21, 2021

A true delight to have been in your presence. Although you are no longer here in flesh , you will stay in our hearts. Already missed by many. Fly high beautiful Angel. We love u dearly.

Amber Donaldson

April 20, 2021

Daune aka Roomy I couldn't have asked for a better one I can't believe you're gone I'm going to miss you more than you could even imagine I've got so many amazing memories from when we were roommates some good some bad but I'll hold every one of them dear to my heart Rip my friend you'll always be missed & loved