James Lester Curtis, Jr.

September 18, 1962 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 58)


James Lester Curtis Jr was born on September 18, 1962 to James Lester Curtis Sr and Nicey Curtis in Gainesville, FL.  He was raised and spent most of his childhood in Gainesville, FL and was educated in The Alachua County Public School System.  

He enjoyed music, singing and dancing, as well as spending time with his family.


He accepted the masters call on Monday, March 22, 2021 and entered his eternal rest after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his father, the late James Lester Curtis Sr.  


Those left to cherish his precious memories; his mother, Nicey Curtis Dixon of Gainesville, FL; his daughter, Gail Curtis of Tampa, FL; his grandchildren, Derrick Jackson, Derricka Jackson, Travon Curtis and Brianna Lewis; his four sisters, Marie Curtis and Theardra Brister who both preceded him in death, Anethia Curtis Farley (Fredwood) of Gainesville, FL and Cynthia Curtis (Darren) of Jacksonville, FL; his four brothers, Wilbert Curtis who preceded him in death, Gregory Curtis (Priscilla) of Jacksonville, FL, Bobby Harris and Damien Curtis both of Gainesville, FL; his aunt, Margaret Williams of Gainesville, FL, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins whom he as always happy to be in the company of.  A loving and devoted friend, Dawn, as well as his brother from another mother, Gary Salmon.  He will forever be missed by us all and one day we shall see him again though Christ.

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April 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Wiley Mortuary
MELROSE, FL 32666-3902

Graveside Service
April 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Pine Grove Cemetery
401 SE 21st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

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