September 15, 1959 - September 28, 2020
UTICA – Ruth E. Curtis, 61, passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2020. She was born September 15, 1959 in New Castle, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Willie Jean (McBride) Curtis, and Eugene Curtis. Ruth was in the class of 1977 at Proctor High School. Upon graduation she worked several jobs, including Tartan Textile Company, Conmed, A Vituillos, Vitullo’s Walmart, and Hotel of Utica. She was a hard worker and loved her family, especially her children (Green Bean, and Shammy Sham). In her spare time she loved to read, write, and collect bears and knickknacks. Ruth enjoyed traveling and visiting her family from out of state. She was a kind spirit and loving mother and they were attributes that defined her life. Family always came first. She never judged others. She took everyone for who they were, and when it came to her children she never chose one over the other. Ruth would go without to provide for her children. She always had a smile. She never placed the burden of her struggle on anyone. Ruth will truly be missed. She is survived by her children, Samuel Sanders, and Evita Green both of Utica; her siblings, Thomas Curtis (Albany), Greg Curtis (Miami), Vincent Curtis (California), Norman (Jennifer) Wilson of Utica, Eugene Curtis (Jr)(Washington), Barbara Curtis (Maryland), Brenda Hawkins (Maryland), Sabrina McBride (Florida), and Nicole Toles (Utica); a special grandson, Maalik Jarice Spann Gilemore; a special aunt, Betty McBride; special nieces and nephews: Shawntae, MyKayla, Amber, Malania, Chiquitha, Maya, Aleeyah, Ashley, Kelly, DeShanna, Aaliyah, Michael Jr., Phillip, Marcus, Greg Jr., Jonas, Ché, Isaiah, Alonzo, Durrell, Bryan, and Zyire; her grand puppies, Zai Jain and Angel; two special friends, Vincent Green and Mary Ross; and two goddaughters, Tanya McFarland, and Nigeria (Jury Duty). Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Willie Jean (McBride) Curtis, and Eugene Curtis; and her brothers, Michael Wilson and Jonas Curtis. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 10:00 – 12:00 at Eannace Funeral Home, 932 South St. Ruth’s Home Going Service and Celebration of Life will immediately follow. We ask for your patience as we try to accommodate those coming to support the family. In accordance with the guidelines of the CDC and New York State Department of Health, contract tracing will be in effect and masks will be required.
UTICA – Ruth E. Curtis, 61, passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2020. She was born September 15, 1959 in New Castle, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Willie Jean (McBride) Curtis, and Eugene Curtis. Ruth was in the class... View Obituary & Service Information
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