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Sharon Curtis-Wilson

Sharon Curtis-Wilson

Mar 4, 1951 - Jul 11, 2023

Sharon Curtis-Wilson - Obituary


haron Veronica Curtis-Wilson was born on March, 4, 1951 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. She and her twin sister, Rita, were the 6th and 7th of 10 children born to the late Elmer and Roberta Curtis. The Word of God was paramount in the Curtis household. As such, Sharon was a proud graduate of Holy Comforter and St. Cecelia’s Academy, respectively. As the Lord called all believers to be active “priests”, Sharon channeled her innate desire to serve others through volunteerism as a teen “Candy Striper” at both, Washington Hospital Center and Saint Ann’s Center for Children, Youth & Families. During this time, Sharon became genuinely attached to and greatly concerned for the welfare and prosperity of the children with whom she would interact. Thus, in further pursuit of her desire to foster spiritual and educational well-being in children, Sharon attended Washington Technical Institute earning an Associates in Applied Science - Educational Technology and a Bachelor of Science - Early Childhood Education from District of Columbia Teacher College. She went on to serve dutifully for 26 years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in the District of Columbia Public School system where she gave back to countless generations through the gift of knowledge. For nearly 3 decades, Sharon incorporated a tireless display of energy, support, love and the anointing to teach many troubled and at-risk youth in the public school system. Her renowned ability to transform the most challenging of students and neighborhood children into productive and respectful individuals was truly her ministry and God given gift. Her illustrious and highly decorated teaching career included stints at Ross Elementary, Thaddeus Stevens Elementary, and Myrtilla Minor Elementary Schools. As a devout Roman Catholic, Sharon became a parishioner at St. Augustine Catholic Church where she remained a supportive member until her death. For 30 years, Sharon served as a “Mighty Alto” in the church choir. From classical to gospel, to neighborhood churches to cathedrals, Sharon sang under the leadership of approximately 10 music directors. While education was Sharon’s calling, she expressed equal affection and passion for her siblings. She always reached out to them to convey birthday wishes and engage in memorable conversations in which her scholarly demeanor was clearly evident. Sharon was a proud Washingtonian and advocated for her community through civic activity. Additionally, she took full advantage of all DC had to offer through devoted participation in the city’s signature events, parades, and family-friendly fairs and festivals. Her interests and hobbies included philanthropy, dancing, gardening, nature, live music and concert halls, air shows, swimming, Greek mythology, traveling the great outdoors, sitting on her porch and conversing with the neighbors, classic card games such as Spades and Bid Whist, and watching documentaries on the Discovery and History Channels. Sharon also had a deep love for professional football. Early on, she was a diehard Washington Commanders enthusiast, faithfully cheering for the likes of Doug Williams, “The Hogs”, and John Riggins. Sharon eventually shifted her allegiance to the Pittsburgh Steelers and dawned their trademark “Black and Yellow” until her passing. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Roberta Curtis, brothers William and Wayne Curtis, and sisters, Grace Bradley and Dorthea Blake. Her legacy continues to live on through those whom are left to cherish her memory - children Rosetta Wilson and Wilbourn Wilson (LaChonda); grandchildren Jamia, Kendall, Aniyah, Layton & King; great grandchildren, Zahr and Aidyn, sisters Dolores, Frances (George), Rita, Marcia (Lawrence), Therese, brother Michael (Joyce) and a host of devoted, loving family members, friends, and church family. Relatives and friends are invited to gather on July 21 from 10-11 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered at 11 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church: 1419 V Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009. Interment will follow in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery: 4001 Suitland Rd Suitland, MD 20746.