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May 29, 1936 – October 2, 2018

Lorraine Curry
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Obituary for Lorraine Curry

Lorraine Curry, loving wife and mother departed this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the age of 82.

Lorraine Curry was born May 29, 1936 to Patrick Henry Clarke and Cora Lee Hankins. She was one of ten children; nine of which preceded her in death.

Lorraine attended the public school system in Virginia and attended college at Washington State University. It was there that she earned her degree in Social Work. Lorraine then migrated to New York in the late 50’s to pursue her career. While there she met and married Alvin B. Curry; and from their 53 year union came five children: Lenay, Kevin, Karen, Derrald, and Michael.

Lorraine’s life was characterized by remarkable generosity, kindness, and strength. Aside from being a hardworking wife, mother, Boy Scouts Den Mother, and Past Grand Matron of the Eastern Star Masonic Lodge; she loved traveling to different Caribbean Islands and experiencing the local culture. Lorraine will be most fondly remembered for her love of Bingo.

For the last fifteen years, she resided at Trump Pavilion where she was the life of the nursing home. Everyone loved her sense of humor, her smile, her quick wit, and her love for Popeye’s!

Her husband Alvin B. Curry; sisters Mary Hankins, Dorthylee Hankins, Marjorie Hankins, Martha Graves, and Alice Barnett; brothers Richard Hankins, Moses Hankins, James Hankins, and Montoque Hankins; and her loving granddaughter Dominique Jamison preceded her in death. She leaves behind to mourn and cherish her memories six children: Tony Hankins, Lenay Jamison, Kevin and Karen Curry, Derrald Curry, and Michael Curry; step children Patricia and Alvin Curry; daughters-in-law Leslie Curry and Stacey Curry; son-in-law Darrell Jamison; grandchildren Tony Jr., Darrell Jr., Darnell, Denise, Derrick, David, Derrald Jr., Destiny, Ryan, Aiyanna, and Corie; nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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When Monday, October 8th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Crowe's Funeral Homes
107-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Service Information

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Pastor Michael Waldo, Sr.
Pastor Michael Waldo, Sr.
Minister David Sayles
Crowe's Funeral Homes
107-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Interment Information

All Souls Crematory
72-02 Astoria Blvd
Elmhurt, NY 11370
Interment Extra Info
Tuesday, October 9, 2018-10:00 AM

Reception Information

The HOme of Derrald & Leslie Curry
165-09 Foch Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Reception Extra Info
Immediately after this service