Nell Evangeline Branton Currie




Nell Evangeline Branton Currie, mother of TCPL Executive Director, Susan Currie, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Nell was born in New Hebron, Mississippi on July 17, 1927 to Anna Waltman Branton and Shelby M. Branton. She graduated from Central High School in Jackson. She worked as an engineering assistant at Southern Bell for 40 years and also as a credit manager part-time for McRaes Department store for 30 years.

Nell married Edward Jones Currie on June 17, 1950 and together they had two children, Edward Jones Currie, Jr. and Susan Annah Currie, whom they raised in Jackson. After Edward passed away in 1957, Nell worked tirelessly with many sacrifices to support and provide for her children. She set an example of dedication, perseverance and strength for all who knew her. She was warm, loving, with a great sense of humor and was deeply spiritual.

Nell is survived by her two children, Edward Currie Jr of Jackson, MS and Susan Currie (Chris McNamara) of Ithaca, NY; two grandchildren, Morgan Currie (Tommy Danbury), and Scott (Sarah) Currie; as well as two great grandchildren, Rowan Simone Danbury and Miller Edward Currie. Nell is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Nell was pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Currie and by her husband, Edward J Currie.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, 1390 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202 on Thursday November 5th at 11 a.m. A visitation will follow and burial will be at 3pm in Monticello, Mississippi.


In lieu of flowers, Nell's children have each selected an organization to which donations can be made in her memory. 


As per Susan's wishes, the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is now accepting donations in memory of Nell Currie. During her life, she chose to support this library and the opportunities it provides to our community. Please consider this donation as a gesture of kindness in a time of tremendous loss.


While completing the form below, we kindly ask that you include Nell's name in the "Additional Comments" section to ensure the gift is used in a way that best honors her memory.


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