February 24, 1941 - February 4, 2021
Yvette Olivia Curtis, daughter of Richard and Ola Washington, was born on February24, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland. Clouds of ill health shadowed her horizons, but she toiled gallantly until Thursday, February 4, 2021, when she departed this life. Yvette Olivia Curtis was the fifth child of six children. Her older sisters, Bernice Carson, Mary Washington, and Viola Watson, along with her older brother Richard Washington preceded her in death. Her son Mark Hammock and oldest grandson, Qurell Gittings also preceded her in death. She grew up in South Baltimore until her family moved to West Baltimore, where she developed lifelong friendships. Yvette received her education in the Baltimore City Public School System. She was a proud graduate of Frederick Douglass High School with a major in business administration. On May 4, 1991, Yvette married the love of her life Irvin Curtis. He was her best friend, soulmate, lover, provider, and caregiver. Yvette Olivia Curtis was employed at Southern Life Insurance, which is the first black owned insurance company in Baltimore, for twenty five years as an insurance agent. She later worked at USF&G for three years where she retired at the age of 50. Yvette Olivia Curtis loved her family and family bonds she created with so many others. She was a nurturing friend, sister, and mom to all that she came in contact with. Her petite stature could not hide her distinct personality and sharp biting wit. Yvette liked what she liked and did not have a problem telling you if she did not like something. She would even throw in a few choice words to make sure she got her point across. She was never one to bite her tongue and never apologize for what she said because it was always done out of love. She loved to bake and was an avid reader and enjoyed sharing good novels with her family and friends. Yvette loved going to the beach and making memories with her family and friends. Rhonda Hammock was a devoted daughter in law and care giver to her. Yvette Olivia Curtis accepted Jesus as her lord and savior and became a full fledged member of Rising Son Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Daniel E. Moore in 2012. She was a member of the Pastor Support Group and Flower Circle Ministry. Yvette Olivia Curtis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be sincerely missed by everyone. Yvette Olivia Curtis leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Irvin Curtis of Baltimore, Maryland: her children Lynn Gittings (John), Lisa Hammock Woodfolk, Kimberly Thomas, Anthony Hammock (Rhonda), Michelle Sydnor of Baltimore, Maryland, Craig Curtis of North Carolina and one special son, Leon Timmons (Tim). One sister Freda Washington of Baltimore, Maryland. Sixteen grandchildren; Michael, Tony (Leah), Leah (Antonio), Lita, Sha´Rhonda, Marche, Jamil, Brier, Lorenzo, Antonio, Lauren, and Danielle of Baltimore, Maryland. Forty six great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, a special friend/sisters, Shirley Bradley, Bernadette, Ms. Pat, Ms. Odessa and a host of other family members.
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