Friday, September 25, 2020

Easter Mae Curtis

Easter Mae Curtis, 90, went home to Jesus on September 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Graveside services and interment will be held at Memorial Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, on Thursday, October 1 at 12 p.m. with Rev. B. M. Pittman officiating. The procession will leave at 11:45 a.m. from Nowell Massey Funeral Home. The family encourages everyone to follow COVID-19 precautions.

Easter Curtis, formerly Easter Mae Nicholson was born on April 20, 1930 to the late Lieutenant and Edna Pearl Nicholson in Kemper County, Mississippi. She married Otis Curtis in 1948 and planted roots in the Bronx, New York. To this union was born a daughter, Joyce Ann Martindale who she dedicated her life to.

Easter loved being around and speaking to her family. She enjoyed frequent conversations with her siblings and extended family members. In addition, Easter got her masterful culinary skills from her Mother and took pure delight in whipping up yummy meals and desserts for family and friends. During the holidays, the family really enjoyed her sweet potato pies, macaroni & cheese , potato salad and a host of other meals. Easter's creativity extended to making wigs, styling hair, sewing and crocheting. In her younger days, she was known for doing the jitterbug, which she truly enjoyed. Easter would smile whenever she would reminisce of going to social affairs with her sister, Matty and friends. In her later years, Easter loved watching soap operas like "The Young & the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" with her husband, Otis Curtis better known as Otis D.

Easter was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma/great grandmother, auntie, great auntie and a loving friend to many. She leaves to continue her legacy: husband, Otis Curtis; daughter, Joyce Martindale; two granddaughters, Datra Martindale and Chante Martindale: grandson, Randall Martindale; three great grandchildren, Jalen Martindale, Eden Martindale and Brooklynn Martindale; three sisters, Mattie Haynes, Jean Harper and Carol Williams plus a host of nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Harper, Anthony Harper, Bobby Hickman, Randall Martindale, Huber Nicholson, and DeMichael Williams.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at