Pastor Curtis Archie Jr.

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(Oct. 24, 1949 – Jan. 29, 2018)

Rev Curtis Archie, Jr, formerly of Mansfield, La (Oxford community) passed away January 29, 2018 at his home in Milam, TX following a brief illness. Home going services were held February 2, 2018 in Center, TX with Rev Freddie Wilson officiating. He was the son of Suporia Brown Archie Richardson, who currently resides in Mansfield, La. During his youth, Curtis was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Mansfield, La, under the leadership of the late Rev J H Fobbs. Here he learned the value of service, where he served as a choir member, participated in Sunday school and was always eager to work with the Youth Department. After relocating, he would later join St. Paul Baptist Church in Center, TX under the leadership of Rev Freddie Wilson. Curtis was a graduate of All Saints High School, Pelican, La (1967), Bishop College Ministry Institute, Dallas, TX (1995), and Angelina Criminal Justice Center and Academy. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was also a skillful tradesman and craftsman who some say, could fix anything. Curtis’ passion and love however was that of serving the people in his community as evident in his recent jobs. He was employed as a member of the Jasper County Emergency Corp, a member of the Newton County Sheriff Department, a Deputy with Jasper Police Department and Deputy/Civil Officer with the Shelby County Sheriff Department. His most important career however, was that of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He accepted his calling into the Ministry in September 1971, and his life’s work really began. Many people have been saved, comforted, healed and delivered through Pastor Archie’s compassion, teaching and preaching of the Word of God. At the time of his passing, he served as Pastor of the East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Center, TX (since 2005), and 1st Vice Moderator of East Texas Bethel Association. Rev Archie was previously united in marriage to Judy Carol Owens, and thru this union they were blessed with five children. He would later unite in marriage to Lovie Davis Archie of Milam TX, and in this union he gained three additional children that loved and respected him as their own Father. Left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy: his loving wife Lovie Archie, his first love, Mother - Suporia Archie Richardson; children (5) - Mary Archie Lopez, Phillip Archie (Lillie), LaGatha Archie Davis, LaShaunda Archie and Rev Curtis Archie III (Davona); step children (3) - Melissa Murphy (Donald), Edward Goodwin, Jr and Tiffany Cotton (JaLaundry); grandchildren (18) - Joseph, Marissa, DeAndre, Airuna, Xavier, Jaden, Diamond, Rachel, Elijah, Curtis IV, LeAsia, Daveon, DeUntay, DeCorian, Kayla, LaKari, Jayden and Jakia; brothers (3) - Douglas Archie, Willie Archie (Delores), and Dannie Archie; sister - Connie Archie Walker (Henry); and adopted sisters (2) - Nan E. Turner and Olga Jones. Along with a host of family relatives and friends that loved him very much, Rev Archie will be truly missed by all that he touched. Preceding him in death is his Father Curtis Archie Sr and two sisters, Melvin and Mary. The family of Rev Curtis Archie, Jr would like to thank all those who offered acts of love, prayers, calls and kindness during our time of sickness and bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. Special Thanks to: Affinity Hospice Care, Chad Moody, PA and Sabine County Hospital Staff, Dr. Kavitha Pinnamaneni, Pastor Freddie Wilson, East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Springhill Baptist Church, Annie Hooper and Community Funeral Home.

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