Alicia Havens Curry, of Arlington, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the age of 68 after a sudden brief illness.
Alicia was born in Quanah, Texas, on February 28, 1955, and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She went to Monterey High School and graduated from Wayland Baptist University. On June 1, 1974, she married the love of her life, Danny (Dan) Curry, and spent her life serving alongside him in ministry. They loved each other well for almost 50 years, setting a beautiful example of healthy marriage for their family and friends.
She spoke life into everyone around her. Her words, spoken or in song, gave God- breathed encouragement and wise counsel. After many years of service as an educator she earned a master’s degree in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and found her passion as a guidance counselor. Before she retired, she spent 15 years as a counselor to the students at Juan Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas.
Alicia loved well. She loved music, she loved people, and often took them in and “adopted” them. She was a gatherer with a warm and kind spirit. Her home became a place of refuge, a sanctuary, and second home to many. The Lord gave her a natural gift for hospitality. There were lots of “back door” friends who knew they could always just stop by and catch up and that Alicia would warmly love them and treat them like family. She was the best Gigi to her 10 grandkids, and they were the joy of her life. Gigi loved to tell stories about what made the people she loved so great.
Alicia was a faithful servant to the Lord in ministry. She had a unique way of helping point others back to the Lord by listening and sharing Spirit-filled advice. She was the picture of an excellent pastor’s wife. She provided constant support to Dan through over 48 years of pastoral ministry. She regularly taught Bible studies and was involved in discipleship ministries. She was constantly involved in music ministry, being a part of worship teams, playing piano, and singing in choirs and ensembles. Her children would fall asleep listening to her practicing Sunday’s music on the piano every Saturday night.
Alicia was a faithful prayer warrior. She had various alarms set on her phone throughout the day to pray for the numerous people in her life. She prayed for her children, grandchildren, and many friends by name EVERY night with Dan.
Alicia is preceded in death by her parents, J.A. and Ruth Havens of Lubbock.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Curry; her siblings Tommy Havens (Gloria) of North Little Rock, and Alana Anderson (Bruce) of Belton; her children Robin Curry (Jill) of Tulsa, OK, Craig Curry (Fallon) of Plano, Crystal Williamson (Tommy) of Mansfield; ten grandchildren: Emma Curry, Foster Curry, Cash Curry, Lylah Curry, Shepherd Curry, Herschel Curry, Theodore Curry, Zane Williamson, Taryn Williamson, and Sadie Williamson; in addition, the many "adopted” siblings, children, and grandchildren that she loved as her own.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fielder Church South Oaks Campus, 5925 U.S. Highway 287, Arlington, Texas, under the direction of Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, Texas.
Friends and family are invited to join in celebrating Alicia’s life on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Fielder Church South Oaks Campus with Rev. Chris Hoover and Dr. Craig Curry officiating. Memorials may be made in her honor to Texas Baptists designated to The Center for Ministerial Health.