Linda Rose Outlaw Curtis
Funeral Date: 11/17/2018

Obituary:
Linda Rose Outlaw Curtis, was born Thursday 15 Jan 1945 at home in Sumpter, Ark to Henry Elmon Outlaw and Lena Estelle Smith. Her younger sister, Sissy Jean recalls that in her youth she and Linda, along with the dogs would spend the hot summer evenings on the large front porch of the old house watching the stars. “In her mind, we were going to the Methodist church where she was sprinkled and all that. We knew all about heaven from going to services in the mule-drawn wagon to Martin’s Chapel. You see, she was scared of the dark and very afraid of ghosts. She believed that when you died, what you became was a star because there were so many of them. And there was nobody that was going to be any brighter and shine like the North star, because nobody was gonna outdo her.” Chuckling she added, “You have to let her go, and be her star, because she’s gonna out shine everybody.” Linda, who had accepted Christ as her personal Savior, became her bright shining star on 13 Nov 2018, at 12:21 p.m. in Little Rock, AR after a long- extended illness at Baptist Hospital. Linda graduated from Hermitage High School in 1963. She married Jesse Ross Curtis 15 Aug 1964 in Sallisaw, OK. She is survived by their five children; Tony Randall Curtis, of Little Rock; Kimberly Curtis Foy McNeil-Rainwater and Brittany Rainwater, of Benton, AR; Brian Lyndell Curtis and LaWanna Mosley, of Mansfield, TX; Marcus Wade Curtis and Alison Setliff, of Fort Myers, FL; Gwendolyn Curtis-Gaston and Adam Gaston, of Mansfield, TX; her dog and beloved traveling companion, ASTA, formerly of Hensley, AR, now of Little Rock, AR. Grandchildren, Keith Foy and wife, Sarah, Kourtney McNeil and companion Alyssa Wagoner, Hannah Makayla McNeil, Conner McNeil, Jackson Headley-Rainwater all of Benton; Abigail Curtis, Miles Gaston, Jack Gaston, Caden Gaston, and Kyle Russell Bys of Mansfield, TX; and Caitlin Bys, of Africa. Great-grandchildren; Bryson Foy, of Benton, AR, Ava Noel Bys, of Mansfield, TX . Surviving sisters, Lena Angela Belt & Marion D, of Sheridan, AR; Betty Sue Butler and Robert C, of Pine Bluff, AR; Elizabeth Jean “Sissy” White, of Warren, AR; brothers, Henry Allen Outlaw & Cindy Allen, of El Dorado, AR; James Elmon Outlaw and Nina Kay Godfrey, of Crossett, AR; Keith Edward Outlaw and Jeannie Stuard, and David Merl Outlaw, of Sumpter, AR. Preceding her in death, were her parents, Henry Elmon Outlaw, 2007 and Lena Estelle Smith, 1990, both of Sumpter, AR; siblings, Peggy Lou Outlaw, 1943, Nettie Joyce Riley, 2007, both of Sumpter, AR; Morgan Alonzo Outlaw, 2007 of Hamburg, AR; her grandparents, William Alonzo Outlaw, 1952, Etta Mae Wolfe Outlaw, 1957, Joseph Eugene Smith, 1948, Mary “Mollie” Elizabeth Hickman Smith, 1967, all of Sumpter, AR; brothers-in-law, Richard Travis Riley, 2016, of Sumpter, AR; Curtis Gordon-White, 2014, of Warren, AR, sisters-in-laws; Elaine Lonsberry Outlaw, 2011 of Hamburg, AR; Janie Carolyn Shelby Outlaw, 2014, of Warren, AR; in-laws Robert Milo Curtis, 1983, Clara Bell Shumate Curtis Cole, 1995, Noel Cole, 1989, all of Little Rock; husband, Jesse Ross Curtis, 2013, Hensley, AR; although a host of aunts and uncles preceded her in death, she had a special bond with her Uncle Louis Green Outlaw, 2014, and wife, Lena Belle Mann Outlaw, 1992, of Sumpter, AR; aunts Veda Outlaw Pennington, 2003, of Warren, AR., Verda Outlaw Lowry, 2009, of Johnsville, AR; and her beloved dogs, Trixie and D.O.G. Also surviving is Patricia Kay Kinard Outlaw, sister-in-law, 26 nieces and nephews and over 50 great-nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, friends and loved ones. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Frazer’s Funeral Home Chapel in Warren, AR, with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Memorials are preferred to Outlaw Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. The arrival of the violets in the spring on the banks of the pond at the old Elmon Outlaw place, will be our signal to bring Linda’s ashes home for her eternal rest where forever she will be allowed to bloom, even under the shining stars.

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Name: Terrie Schulz
Message: Linda, was very special to me. She seemed to be there when I needed her most. Linda will always hold a special place in my heart I remember as kids we could either go stay with her or another relative .I always chose her. I cant believe she is gone . She was running up and down the roads not long ago and if she felt bad you didnt know it. Tony, Kim, Brian, Mark & Gwen your mom was a beautiful amazing woman.

Name: Kay Outlaw Medlin
Message: May God provide you peace and comfort during this time of loss. you are in my prayers

Name: BRENDA WERNLI
Message: BRIAN AND FAMILY I AM HEART BROKEN FOR YALL. I AM PRAYING FOR HEALING.

Name: Tommie Gail Kates
Message: Linda Rose was such a beautiful lady. She always greeted me with a beautiful smile and a warm hug. She will be missed. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Chris Thomas
Message: To the Outlaw-Curtis Families....My Prayers,Love & Heart goes out to you guys.To my best friend Tony.. Focus on the good memories and not the bad . your mom raised an very good son. Heaven has gotten an very special angel that thru YOU and others will live on forever

Name: Jason & Joan Cunningham
Message: Our prayers are with the family. God Bless..