Obituary: Curtis Vaughn Walker
April 1, 2014
Curtis Vaughn Walker
March 6, 1972 –
Feb. 28, 2014
It is difficult to express in words the sorrow the family and friends of Curtis Walker feel of his passing on Feb. 28, 2014. He was an organ donor and the family donated his body to science. The remains have been cremated. Family and friends kept up with Curtis' journey while he was in the hospital for 23 days on caringbridge.org. The excerpt below is from his wife, Leslie Sherwood, written on the day of his passing:
"You know he helped us all here while he was on Earth by being a great friend, husband, son and brother with a huge heart and too much kindness, who would do anything for you. It is nice to know he will be helping others, and maybe someone you know, in his afterlife. That is not far from 1 degree of separation. I say that because the abundance of friends that showed up by his bedside was overwhelming.
"The stories did not separate each and every person that visited by more than one other person. I know his story has already helped all of our friends and family by seeing how much one person can be loved and by the memories we had with him. Our friend said she wanted to give us her miracle, but as she said, Curtis was my miracle, and I was his.
"After Curtis passed, we received a book called "Jesus Calling-Enjoying Peace in His Presence" from his Aunt. I opened the book and noticed dates at the top. I turned to Feb. 28. I think we can all agree that this verse is very appropriate for Curtis."
From "Jesus Calling," by Sarah Young:
"STOP JUDGING and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride or inferiority; sometimes, a mixture of both. I lead each of My children along a path that is uniquely tailor-made for him or her. Comparing is not only wrong; it is also meaningless.
"Don't look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations, or those of other people. The only source of real affirmation is My unconditional Love. Many believers perceive Me as an unpleasable Judge, angrily searching out their faults and failures. Nothing could be farther from the truth! I died for your sins, so that I might clothe you in My garments of salvation. This is how I see you: radiant in My robe of righteousness. When I discipline you, it is never in anger or disgust; it is to prepare you for face-to-face fellowship with Me throughout all eternity. Immerse yourself in My loving Presence. Be receptive to My affirmation, which flows continually from the throne of grace."
Luke 6:37; John 3:16-17;
Isaiah 61:10 (NASB) ; Proverbs 3:11-12
We love you, Curtis!!!
There will be a celebration of life for Curtis at Napper Tandy's in Breckenridge on April 26 at 2 p.m. Please come with your favorite Curtis stories and think of his favorite music to play. Food and cash bar will be provided. Contact Leslie Sherwood for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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