KILMARNOCK—Curtis Beatrice Lewis Packett joined her Lord and Savior on January 18, 2023.
Born in 1928, she was the first of seven children born to Meredith and Pearl (Hall) Lewis.
Surviving are her children, Richard Packett, Gayle Packett and Valerie Deitz (David); along with her sisters, Ethel L. Bryant, Sarah Andrews, Virginia L. Ashburn and Joan Gontkovic (Joe).
She is predeceased by her parents; and her brothers, Ira Lewis and Phillip Lewis. Curtis had two beloved grandchildren, Jaime Hanks and Jason Deitz (Shelley); and delighted in her five adored great-grandchildren.
Curtis was born in Folly and raised in Greenfield in Northumberland County. After graduating from Sheltering Arms Nursing School in 1948, she worked in Richmond for several years.
She later married George R. Packett and they raised their family in Weems and then Richmond. When her children were grown and left home, Curtis returned to Weems and worked and cared for the residents at the Lancashire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years. When she retired, she moved to Kilmarnock and loved living there for 25 years.
She was a longtime member of Claybrook Baptist Church and volunteered at the Kilmarnock Museum and at the Lancashire bingo events. Curtis loved to travel and work in her yard and garden. She was fiercely independent, loved to laugh and spend time with her family and friends. She was always active and stayed informed about her community and world events and seldom did one leave her without knowing her opinion on those things.
We will certainly all miss her and her lively spirit.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 28. Interment will be held at Fairfields Baptist Church in Burgess at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at Claybrook Baptist Church in Weems at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claybrook Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 15, Weems, VA 22576, or an organization of your choice.