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In Loving Memory of Pauline McCurdy

Pauline McCurdy was born September 21, 1934, to the late Jefferson Davis Smith and Elliott Mae Smith, in McDonough, Georgia. She passed away peacefully on September 6, 2022. She was the second of three children, brother Willie James, who preceded her in death, and sister Tresha Shaw.

Pauline spent her formative years in McDonough, where she graduated from high school. Following graduation, she attended Tuskegee University in Alabama. She would later relocate to Seattle to live with her Aunt and Uncle, who she affectionately called, Uncle Thedo and Aunt Nannie. She would later attend, Edison Technical College and receive a certificate of excellence in tailoring.

Not long after, she met and would later marry, Robert H. McCurdy. He preceded her in death in 2013, after 57 years of marriage. From this union were born daughters Lisa McCurdy and Susan (Lynn) Mitchell. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker and stay-at-home mom.

Pauline was a long-time, active member of Prospect Congregational Church. She touched the lives of so many with her unwavering compassion towards others and loyalty to family and friends. She enjoyed anything that involved yard work and gardening, sewing, puzzles, and entertaining family and friends (even tense discussions about local news, politics, and social justice). At home, she had an open door policy, just drop by.

She is survived by daughters; Lisa McCurdy and Lynn Mitchell; sister Tresha Shaw and sister-in-law Theodosia Smith; grandchildren Solynn McCurdy, Jai McCurdy, and Nia McCurdy and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.


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