Bronice McDonald Curtis










Bronice McDonald Curtis, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Colonial Pines in San Augustine.  Visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will also be held at Watson & Sons at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018, with Bro. Mike Fodge and Bro. B.A. Morris officiating.  Interment will follow at Wimberly Cemetery in Huxley.
Mrs. Curtis, born on March 7, 1930, was a lifelong resident of Shelbyville. She graduated from Shelbyville High School and was later employed by Bruce Hardwood Floors where she ultimately retired with 30 years of service.  Mrs. Curtis’ hobbies included cooking, canning, feeding and taking care of the cows as well as spending time with friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther J. and Cassie Corene McDonald and brothers, Nolan and Marlon McDonald.  Mrs. Curtis is lovingly remembered by her three children MaryAnn (and husband Kenneth) Gordon of Clear-Lake, Glenda (and husband Dennis) Durdin of Shelbyville and son Doug Curtis of Shelbyville; brothers, Howard and Gordan McDonald; sisters Garvis Raborn, Jean Risinger and Belva Hoffman.  Mrs. Curtis or “MeMaw” will also be fondly loved and remembered by her four grandchildren, Shelly Jackson (and husband Elmer), Les Perkins, Lesli Perkins and Mandy Durdin (and fiancé Donny Morse); four great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters.  Mrs. Curtis was respected and loved by many others to include nieces, nephews and precious friends throughout her life.  She was a member of West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville. 
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to West Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Maxine Parker, 5462 CR 2798, Shelbyville, Texas 75973 or Wimberly Cemetery, c/o Mack O’Rear, 11466 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas 75973. The family would also like to recognize and express their gratitude to the staff at Colonial Pines as well as Affinity Hospice Care for their compassionate love and care.  
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