Elizabeth Goodwin Currey

Graveside services for Elizabeth Goodwin Currey, 89, of Madison, MS and formerly of Hollandale, MS will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4th at Hollandale City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. She died on April 1st.

Elizabeth or “Libba”,as she was known to her close friends, was born August 23rd, 1934 in Paducah, Ky. Her family moved to Greenville, MS when she was three. She and her three sisters grew up in Greenville where she met the love of her life, Ernest Currey Jr. They married in 1954 and moved near Hollandale where they raised their family and farmed for 37 years until his tragic death in 1991.

She was a Sunday School teacher and very active member of Hollandale Baptist Church for 65 years until she moved to St Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS in 2019.

After her husband died, she devoted every minute she had to spending time with her two grandsons whom she adored. They were her “pride and joy” and her “life” after losing her husband. She rarely missed any activity or sporting event they were involved in and was always there with enthusiastic encouragement and support. They loved their “Gee”.

“Gee” was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved The Lord and lived her life accordingly, always looking for an opportunity to help someone in the community in need. She was a trusted and devoted friend to many throughout her life. A special thank-you to her devoted friends who so lovingly helped take care of her until her death.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ernest Abbott Currey Jr, her son, Donald Arthur Currey, and two sisters Mary Goodwin Dickey and Anne Goodwin Mason.

She is survived by her daughter, Gayle Currey Lutken, husband Po Lutken of Erwin, MS, Two grandsons, Edwin Poteat Lutken Jr. wife Blann Phillips Lutken of Jackson, MS,
Gordon Currey Lutken, wife Jemison Matthews Lutken of Denver, CO, four great grandsons, Edwin Poteat Lutken III (Win),Gordon Currey Lutken Jr.(Gordie), Willard Arthur Lutken (Ward) and William Blann Lutken (Billy).

She is also survived by a sister Jane Goodwin Culp, husband Thomas Wade Culp of Fort Mill, SC.

A very special thank you to all her caregivers in Sienna 2 at St. Catherine’s, Arden Hospice, and Covenant Caregivers who took such good care of her and to her good friends Betty and Judy who went out of their way to make sure she never missed a hair appointment.

2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS or the charity of your choice.