of Little Rock, AR
January 19, 1940 - May 5, 2022
Lessie Juanita Curtis, age 82 of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord, May 5, 2022. She was born in Conway, Arkansas on January 19, 1940, to the late Author Elliott Hill and Lillie Gertrude Cochrell. Lessie enjoyed sewing, crafting, scrapbooking and gardening. In addition, she worked for the Arkansas Department of Health and UAMS as a nurse and was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Little Rock. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rance Curtis, Jr. Survivors include her 4 children, Steven Curtis (Tammie), Tammie Dearborn (Eric), Anthony Curtis (Stayce) and Elizabeth Martin (David); 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchidren.A visitation will be 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300. Funeral services will be 2:00pm on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Round Mountain in Conway, Arkansas.
Lessie was my good friend-she and Rance taught more lessons with their lives and We were so fortunate to know them. I visited with her at Encore and she knew she was going to heaven. What a blessing! Our prayers are with your family. Love, JB and Sherrise
Love you Aunt Lessie... Give Uncle Rance a hug from me.. Rest in love....
To Lessie's kids , I am so sorry for the loss of your mom she is in a better place and is no longer in pain I know you all will miss her dearly we are praying for all of you, Rest In Peace Sis
I had the privilege of meeting Lessie a few times and I always enjoyed the warmth surrounding her and the family. Hugs to everyone!
To the family members of Lessie:She gave her all in everything she did, from singing in church, cooking, teaching kindergarten Sunday school, entertaining friends at her home, and participating in other church activities. Her passion and love was contagious. I remember when they first started attending Calvary church, my husband asked me if I knew Lessie. I had not met her yet. He said, “You will like her. She is genuine, friendly, and excited about the Lord”. I found this to be true and so much more. She crocheted many dishcloths for me and others. She even crocheted a sweater set for my newborn granddaughter. She stepped in to help prepare meals for church, worked with missions, and the activity that thrilled her the most was teaching Kindergarten Sunday school. She loved those children with abandon. One of her students was my grandson who thought the world of Mrs. Lessie because Lessie really cared. We have eaten meals at their house many times. She was in her element entertaining for parties and friends. My prayers are with you on the loss of your dear mother/grandmother.
My Granny will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was a one of a kind. I know Pop met her at the gates of Heaven just as they planned. I just pray that moments like these bring us all closer to the Lord. We never know when our time will be. She was truly blessed to have such a long life. Please Heavenly Father cover each and every one of us with the blood of Jesus, forgive us of our sins and comfort us in this time of grief. Feel us with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Bring our family closer together. Amen.
Steve and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the coming days and weeks. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
Lessie, my friend, I will always be grateful to you teaching Haley and Preston about Jesus. Love and prayers for the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will not be able to attend the visitation on Thursday but will try to make the funeral on Friday. Lessie was one of my favorites when I attended Rose Hill and her smiling face will be missed.
Steven, Tammie, Tony, and Libby, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved Aunt Lessie dearly. She became a stand in Mother to me for a brief time. I will treasure all the memories we have shared together over the years at your house growing up! I pray this brings our family the closeness we so desire to have. I ask that The Lord will give you peace and comfort now, and in the days ahead. To all of you, I am a phone call away!! I love you all!! To her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, I pray all the same for them. God Bless you all!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💙❤️💙❤️
Steve, Tammie, Tony and Libby, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you'll comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead. Aunt Lessie was a wonderful aunt and I loved her dearly. I have precious memories that I will always cherish. I loved staying during the summer at you guys house and having such a great time and Aunt Lessie would come to our house and sit with my siblings and me at time.
So many good memories at yours and uncle ranges house. Oh how time gets away from us. Rest in peace, you will be missed. Love you.
Aunt Lassie, I have always loved you. The times I spent at your house during summer breaks will always be remember. You was always good to me. I know Steve, Tony,Tammy and Libby will miss you like crazy. I miss my parents. Please know you are in my heart sweet cousins of mine.
Tammie we are wishing you our thoughts and prayers we know you will miss your mom very much May she rest in peace.
My Ms. Lessie... sweet friend & co-worker for the Lord at Rose Hill Nazarene Church. Her generous heart & sense of humor were her trademarks, among others. Such wonderful memories I have with her❣️She’s at peace now, I pray that for the family. Always with 💕 love.
It was and honor and privilege to know this dear sweet lady ! What a Godly blessing she was to all she met !
Rest in Peace Aunt Lessie...tell Grandma hello and I love her. I love you ,Aunt Lessie
I love you Aunt Lessie. I know you are happy to be out of pain. Tell momma and all your brothers and sisters hello and Granddaddy,Grandma and Uncle Rance that I love all of them and miss all but look forward to the day we reunite on the streets of Gold. RIP my sweet Aunt..🙏❤🙏
Loved my Aunt Lessie dearly! I will treasure all the memories of the time I spent with her. Praying for you, Steve, Tammie, Tony and Libby. I know you will miss her so much!
Lessie Curtis was a special friend. She cared about others. She was a prayer warrior. She is no longer in pain as she is sitting at the feet of Jesus. Love you, my friend in Christ.