Willa Pearl Curtis, age 89 from Gary, IN passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Tennova Health Care in Clarksville, TN. Willa was born in Birmingham, AL on September 14, 1931, to the late William Thomas and Carrie Bivins. Willa was a beautiful woman with a very "BIG HEART." Her services exceeded beyond family, in numerous ways.
Willa is survived by her sons; Walter G. Curtis Jr. of Gary, IN and Paul Curtis of Dayton, OH, daughters; Pearlie Catherine of Gary, IN, Augustine Johnson of Fresno, CA, Ramona Hayes (Sylvester) of Gary, IN, Crescinda Baylis (Ellis Jr.) of Clarksville, TN and Alisandra El Amin of Milwaukee, WI, sister; Bernice Howard of Gary, IN. She is survived by her grandchildren; John Bonner, Walter Reddice, Alonzo Knox, Michelle Reddice, Yamashita Fryerson (Anthony), Earl Roberson, Kanisha Curtis, Douglas Hick, Crystal Curtis, LaTanya S. Jolly, Stephen B. Washington Jr., Kevin Curtis, LaShaunyea S. Taylor (Brian, ZaNair Curtis, LaQueena Washington, Jamike Curtis, Herald Johnson, Mason Comer, DeShaun Morrison, and James Hayes. Willa is also survived by a host of extended grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, etc. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her spouse of 59 years, Walter G. Curtis Sr., son; Keena Howard, sisters; Jessie Poster, Millie Douglas and Gladys Harmon, and brothers; Percy Horn and Elijah White.
The family will have a private service amongst friends and themselves at a later date which will be held in Gary, IN. Please contact the family for details.
Arranagements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center; 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040; phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting gatewayfh.com.