Evelyn McCurry

Evelyn Wade McCurry, 1931-2015Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband does safely trust in her. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”     ~Proverbs 31:10-12

Evelyn Wade McCurry, age 84 of Newnan, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  She was born July 12, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Wade and Clara Hale Wade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughters Patricia Anne McCurry and Hannah Elizabeth McCurry; grandchildren, Matthew McCurry and Amber Schroeder. 

Mrs. McCurry grew up in Atlanta where she met her husband. They grew up together in the same church and became sweethearts at age 12. They began their life together marrying at age 17. She and her husband founded Calvary Temple (Heritage Baptist Church) where he served as senior pastor for many years.  Mrs. McCurry was an active pastor’s wife serving in many capacities including church organist, secretary, and ministering alongside her husband. They moved the church from East Point to Sharpsburg in 1988. She and her husband founded Central Christian School (Heritage Christian School) in 1965 where they made a difference in the lives of many children over the past 50 years. 

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Pastor Robert McCurry of Newnan;  sons, David (Melissa) McCurry, Pastor Ron (Pam) McCurry; grandchildren, Rob McCurry; Natasha Schroeder;  Joshua McCurry; Nathaniel McCurry; Jared McCurry; Jessica Kennedy, Andrea McCurry and thirteen great- grandchildren.

My Dear Sweet Evelyn
It broke my heart to lose you
On the day God called you home,
Part of me went with you
You didn’t go alone.
Many times I will think of you,
And many times I will cry,
If my love for you could have saved you
You never would have died.
Your loving husband,
Robert McCurry