Keisha LuWayne Curl was born on Wednesday, May 27, 1981 in Englewood, California at Centinela Hospital to Martha Ann Gibson and Keith Wayne Curl. She was the sister to 13 siblings. Keisha made her transition peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.
In 1984 with her parents, they relocated to Joliet, Illinois, where she grew up with her favorite cousin, Johnte Smith and childhood best friend, Tisha Campbell. She attended Joliet Central High School in 1998. Keisha was employed and worked various jobs in the food industry.
Keisha affectionately was a "Daddy's Girl". She was the mother of four children, Brittany, Vantassia, Wallace and Edward and became a grand-mother to two grandchildren, Ro'Zaya Amari' Onni and Tatum.
Keisha had a good heart, she had a few rough patches in her life, but tried her best to overcome her challenges and obstacles and in spite of it all, Keisha loved her children's and family very much.
Keisha's favorite color was the color black and she loved butterflies, she loved reading “The Babysitting Club” and romantic novels. She was an avid bible reader including reading poems and on occasions had wrote a few of her own poems. Her favorite biblical poem was "Footprint In The Sand" and "The Serenity Prayer. Keisha believed in God and had attended The Way Of Life Holiness Church under the leadership of Pastor Bishop Nathaniel Matthews, and on occasions she attended Mount Zion Baptist Church in Joliet, IL.
Some of Keisha's hobbies was getting her hair and nails done, she loved shopping, taking short walks, listening to music on Pandora while cleaning and doing house chores. One of her favorite songs was "Charlene" by singer Anthony Hamilton, along with old school R&B songs from the 90's. Her favorite singer was R. Kelly, she also loved watching horror movies since she was a little girl.
Keisha loved to cook, she would always call her mom to get cooking tips, especially Enchiladas. And Blackeyes Peas. One of Keisha’s favorite sayings while talking with you would be "I Know That's Right " and anytime she would agree with you, she would say " Yep ".
Keisha met her finance, Anthony Shaw one day while walking from the laundromat on her way home, It Was Love At First Sight. They took special trips visiting Las Vegas and Canada.
Keisha was preceded in death by her father, Keith Wayne Curl in 2018; maternal grandparents, Sylvester and Lucille Evans; paternal grand-father, Edward Curl; one niece, Ashley Gibson; one great nephew, Mehki Brown; five uncles, Royce Dean and Ray Edward Curl, Eddie L. Smith, Sam Johnson and Johnnie Evans; one aunt Mary L. Johnson; 10 cousins; great grandmother, Alberta Smith and 13 great aunts and uncles .
Keisha leaves to cherish her loving memories of those she left behind: her loving mother, Martha Gibson-Curl; four children, Brittany Curl-Gray, Vantassia Curl-Robinson, Wallace Curl-Rowe and Edward Hendrix all of Joliet, IL; two grandchildren, Ro'Zaya Amari' Onni Gray; and Tatum Robinson; fiancé, Anthony Shaw of Crest Hill, IL; four sisters, Keosha L. Curl of Joliet, IL, Tina Marie Curl and Rebela Nicole Curl both of Los Angeles, CA and Ranae Michelle Gibson of Champaign, IL; nine brothers, Keith Dewayne Curl, Keene Curl both of Joliet, IL, Keith Curl Jr., William "Billy "Curl and Dorell Curl all of Los Angeles, CA, Terry L. Evans, Antonio Gibson of Champaign, IL, Carlos J. Gibson of Bogalusa, LA, Maurice D. Gibson of Chicago, IL; her grandmother, Lila Raye Curl of Los Angeles, CA; two aunts, Rosie B. Smith of Germantown, TN and Sheila Diane Curl of Los Angeles, CA; one uncle, Lamont Evans of Champaign, IL; 20 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and great nephews; and a host of cousins, other family and friends who will miss her deeply.
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