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Funeral services for Wilma Lee Branch Curvey Sessions, 91, of Grapeland, who quietly departed this earthly life in the early hours of Sunday, November 26, 2017, in Elkhart, Texas, will be held December 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Brewington Baptist Church, Augusta, Texas. Rev. James "Nick" Coleman and Rev. Marvin Green, Jr. will be officiating. Burial will follow in Post Oak Cemetery in Augusta, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Wilma was born June 27, 1926 to Will Branch and Udorah Oliver Branch. She grew up and attended school in Pattison, Texas. She was Baptist and united with Mr. Calvary baptist Church at an early age. She moved to Houston and was founding member of Greater St. Luke Baptist Church. After moving to Augusta, Texas, she transferred her membership to Brewington Baptist Church. She loved Jesus and doing Missionary work for the church.

Wilma was an exceptional parent to one daughter, Ella Curvey Green and a son she had raised from the age of three months and preceded her in death, Napoleon Ward. She also loved helping people. Her joy was found in teaching young people how to be good workers at the Indian Mound Nursery and Grapeland Elementary School.

Wilma will be fondly remembered her sweet personality, joyful demeanor and her distinctive manner and style.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister, Maggie Branch Wilkins, Mattie Branch Adams and Versa Mae Branch and husbands; Joe Hogan, Rev. Napoleon Curvey, George Raymond Chase, Ora Hackett, and Rev. L.T. Sessions.

Survivors include; a daughter, Ella Curvey Green; grandchildren, Michele Green-Clemmons, and Rev. Marvin Green, Jr. (Pamela); great-grandchildren, Kenneth Green, Dranoel Ross, Michella Clemmons, Jacobi Green, Brandon, Treyvon, Chantavia, Kameron and Jaylon; and one great0grandchild, Harlow Green. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends mourn her passing.

Special thanks to Elkhart Oaks Nursing Home and Hospice Plus. Mere words cannot adequately express the gratitude in our hears for the excellent care and genuine love given to Wilma during her stay. Because of your caring and sharing, you lifted our hearts and made our burdens much lighter.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Post Oak Cemetery Association, 130 Variah St. in Palestine, TX will be accepted.
Published on November 28, 2017
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