With humbled submission to the will of God, we pause to honor the life of Curtis Uvarn Edwards, who began his journey through life on Tuesday, July 24, 1956 in Northampton County, North Carolina. He was born to the parentage of the late Uvarn Motley and Pearline Odom Motley Garris (Alex).
While growing up in the rural countryside, Curtis received his formal education in the Northampton County Public School System. Also during his childhood, Curtis accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united in Christian Fellowship with the Branches Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Rich Square, North Carolina. Desiring to deepen his spiritual walk with Christ, ‘Curt Motley' or 'Curt', as he was affectionately called, joined the Piney Grove Baptist Church of Jackson, North Carolina, attending until his health began to decline.
In 1974, Curtis was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Cynthia Joyner and this union was blessed with one child. He later was graced with three additional children and he married the former Anita Walker. Seeking to help provide for his family ‘Curt Motley’, worked as a carpenter and handyman - he could fix practically anything! You would often find him doing odd jobs such as cabinetry, carpentry, flooring, plumbing, roofing, tilework and much more, throughout the community helping those in need.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. (Viktor E. Frankl) If ‘Curt’ wasn’t fixing something you could find him kicked back, watching his favorite football team - The Pittsburgh Steelers! He was a die hard steelers fan. You could catch him, wearing his gear, during the football seasons. He enjoyed watching the games. His kindness, willingness to help others, and loyal friendship will be greatly missed and forever remembered by those whose lives he touched in so many special ways.
“In tears we saw you sinking, we saw you fade away. You suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, your spirit did not bend. But you still kept on fighting, until the very end." On Friday, June 4, 2021, our Lord and Savior peacefully dispatched his divine angels to give our dear loved one peace that only comes from the true vine. While in the serenity of his home, he answered the master’s call from time to eternity. He now is reunited with those who preceded him in death; his loving parents, his brother, James E. Edwards and a son-at-heart, Tolies Ward.
Though his light may eternally descend, this God is our God and he has promised to be our guide until the very end. Though the pain may be almost too much to bear, God is love and He will walk with us in our deepest despair. We who remain with faith and assurance that God will see us through are: his children, Curtis Motley, Jr. of Beckley, West Virginia, Kimberly Travis (Kenny) of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Tia Alston (Johnell) of Raleigh, North Carolina and Jeremy Sykes of Gumberry, North Carolina; daughter-at-heart, Danielle Ward; grandchildren, Angel, Curtis, Tra-Shawn, Destinee, Tykiarra, Kimoni, Quwan, Alexus, Tevion, Jamarion and Jerriyah; great-grandchildren, Jaeedan, Kamiyah, Ke’Mon and Valuntay; great-grandchildren-at-heart, Dayonna, Tayonna, Arienna, Deontae, Talasia, Klymeu, Quintal and Anmariella; his sisters, Carol Edwards (Thurman), Yvonne Deloatch (Pete) and Kathy Long; nieces and nephews, Cortina, Antonio, Alex and E.J.; aunts and uncles, Ola Mae, James (Doris), George (Loretta), Eunice (Bernard), Vernice (Earl), Shirley (Curtis), Dianna, Lewis (Duke), Wade (Barbara) and Bennie (Lizzie); brothers-at-heart, Walter ‘Bubba’ Motley, Robert ‘Frog Belly’ Wilkins and Richard Leonard, Jr.; a host of relatives and friends.
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