Our beloved, Dorothy Mae Page McCurdy, was born in Uniontown, AL on April 21, 1931 to the very proud parents Tom & Ethel Page. Being the second child born of this union, Dorothy gained leadership abilities that would certainly impact those in her lineage. Dorothy confessed a hope in Christ at a young age while at Greenleaf Baptist Church. Dorothy began her scholastic endeavors at Hopewell School an continued at Lincoln High School. Having moved to Birmingham from her parents care, Dorothy lived with a dear cousin while she looked for a job. Little did she know that her move would allow her to meet a young man who swept her off her feet. On August 10, 1953 Dorothy was joined in Holy Matrimony to her sweetheart John Oliver McCurdy, who preceded her in death. Dorothy gave birth to her first daughter, Barbara, in 1954. The trio moved to Miami, FL for a short while before returning to Birmingham, where her next two daughters would be born, Ambrea Renee in 1957 and Kassandra in 1961, respectively. The five moved to Gary, IN in the mid - 1960's where the family would remain until the 1980's. Dorothy had an affinity for a few things including: faith, family, fashion, friends, food and fitness. While in Gary Dorothy worshipped at Galilee Baptist Church where she found it best to serve God as a Missionary and by singing in the choir. To care for her family she showed them love through cooking, making them beautiful garments to wear and sharing her faith. Ever the fashionista, she was an avid shopper along with many of her friends. They often spent their time and money in department stores and boutiques in the Tri-City area and Chicago. Dorothy was very creative in fashion but also with her hands as she created lovely pieces of art from both ceramic and clay. In 1970 she gave birth to her baby boy , Maurice, while in Gary, IN. In 1985 John, Dorothy and Maurice moved to Birmingham. The family found a new church home at First Baptist Roosevelt where early on she served as a Missionary. Shortly after the move she began working for Birmingham City Schools and A.G. Gaston School in the Child Nutrition Program. While at A.G. Gaston she shared her love for cooking with many children and educators alike. Cooking at the school gave others an opportunity to request her food and sweet treats to share with families. Her home was often filled with cakes, pies and cinnamon rolls. To circumvent unwanted pounds from all of the delicious food Dorothy and her friends would rise for their daily 2.5 mile walks at five a.m. Some of those same friends along with other belonged to the BBW (Blocton, Booker and Woodward) block club. They would gather together to fellowship and help families in their time of need. Continuing with fellowship she was also a member of the Eleven Lites Social & Savings Club. In her later years she would spend a day a week socializing at the Roosevelt Community Center. Dorothy still loved shopping and family time and found time to worship at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church along with her daughter Renee and her family. The call from labor to reward was answered on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Dorothy's faithfulness to her family and friends will be remembered forever. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her sharp and witty personality brought a smile to all she met. Dorothy was preceded in death by: a loving husband, John O. McCurdy; daughter, Kassandra; six brothers, Roosevelt, Herman, Andrew, Leon, Thomas and Dwight; two sisters, Jeraldine and Ethel. Dorothy's life memories will be cherished by: children, Barbara (Wilbert) Archie, Ambera Renee Law, Maurice McCurdy, DeLois (Louis) Custard and John O. McCurdy, Jr.; siblings, Otha (Dement) Ormand, William (Early) Page, Vera (Clyde) Taylor, Earl Lawrence Page, Barbara (Harry) Hopkins, Doris Allen, Raynell (James) Patrick along with fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a host o other relatives and friends.