Wilson Curtis, 87, of Rossville, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at home. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 3:30pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 1211 N. Vermilion Street in Danville. Service will follow at 3:30pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at First Baptist Church. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Wilson Curtis accepted Christ as his personal savior at a young age. He leaves behind a strong legacy of love for his entire family and faithfulness in serving the Lord.
Wilson began attending Bellevue Baptist Church in Chicago in 1970 with his wife, Jacci and their children. He served there as a deacon, a member of the choir and a leader of the church’s “Boys Brigade” program, where he mentored countless boys and taught them the gospel of salvation.
He retired in 1998 and moved to Rossville, Illinois. He and Jacci began attending the First Baptist Church of Danville shortly after their move, and Wilson’s work for the Lord continued. He served in the bus ministry and as an usher for many years.
Wilson loved fellowshipping and studying the bible with his brothers in Christ every Saturday morning. His dedication to Saturday morning Men’s Prayer and Bible Study began over 40 years ago at Bellevue Baptist Church and continued at First Baptist Church. He was active in this ministry, most often leading the study until a month before his passing. Wilson loved the word of God!
Of all the ministries that he was involved in, the one dearest to his heart was his prison ministry. For almost 50 years, Wilson spent Sunday afternoons ministering to inmates in Chicago and Champaign. He and his team led a multitude of men to the knowledge of our Lord and Savior. He poured his heart and life into what was most important to him, leading people to the knowledge of Christ.
He will be remembered as a man of strong convictions, a devoted family man and a faithful servant of the Lord.
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