Mary "Sparky" Murphy Curtis
Mary "Sparky" Murphy Curtis
June 21, 1949 - May 15, 2018

Mary R. Curtis

Mary Murphy “Sparky” Curtis, 68, of Palatka, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following an extended illness.

Mary was born in Jacksonville and had been a life-long resident of Palatka. She was a 1967 graduate of Palatka Senior High School and had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Crestwood Nursing Center. She was a member of Francis Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to her church, listening to gospel music, reading her Bible, and crocheting. She also loved spending time with her two grandsons, Trey and Chase.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David T. Murphy and Harriett L. Chancey Hill.

Surviving are her daughter, Crystal J. Posey Crews of Palatka; a brother and sister-in-law, Hugh M. and Trisha Murphy of Palatka; two sisters, Katherine A. Griffin of Satsuma and Patricia M. Tyler of Palatka; two grandsons, James David “Trey” Crews, III and Carter Chase Crews both of Yulee; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 21st at Francis Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Sharp officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Francis Baptist Church - Building Fund, 155 Co. Rd. 309-C, Palatka, FL 32177.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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