Mrs. Stephanie Rhea Curry

Published 5:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Stephanie Rhea Curry, age 51, of 615 Harman Way S, Orting, WA, met her Savior face to face on Friday, August 30, 2019, at her home surrounded by family after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born April 26, 1968, in Tachikawa, Japan to a military family. After graduation from Pensacola Christian College in Florida in 1991 with a BA in Elementary Education, she began a teaching career which saw her impact elementary students in Christian Schools in North Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio before finding a special place of service with her students and fellow teachers at Tacoma Baptist Schools, Tacoma, WA. She married Stephen Curry August 13, 1988.

Over 30 years of ministry led them to Peoples Baptist Church in Greenville, NC, Grace Baptist Church in Gaston, NC, Oakside Baptist Church in LaGrange, GA, and Madison Missionary Baptist Church in Minford, OH before settling into a perfect fit at Orting Community Baptist Church of Orting, WA. She was a model of Christian grace in her role as a pastor’s wife, and she quickly became a beloved friend and counsellor everywhere she served.

She is survived by her husband Stephen Curry, three sons, Timothy (wife Emily of Lagrange, GA), Nathan (fiancé Anna of Orting, WA), and David (wife Carolyn of Orting, WA); two granddaughters, Olivia Gail and Emma Rhea of LaGrange, GA; her father, Robert Silver of Piketon; OH, Brother Robert (wife Gretchen of Newport News, VA); maternal uncle, Larry Lewis of Piketon, OH, several nieces and nephews that she adored and bragged on constantly; as well as two brother in laws, Brad (Trish Curry of Monticello, IL); and Chad (Chrissy Leithleiter of LaGrange, GA). She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother, Virginia Silver, and mother in law Nancy Leithleiter.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Orting Community Baptist Church, on Friday, September 6, from 5 – 8 pm. Funeral service will be held at OCBC September 7 at 10 am with Dr. Max Barton officiating. She will be interred at Orting Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can made in her honor to the Orting Community Baptist Church Missions Fund