Sunrise: May 30, 1970 - Sunset: October 3, 2023
Charnita Romain Curtis affectionately known as Char was born on May 30, 1970. She was born in Easton, Maryland to the late Lillian Varneda Carter Curtis and Alfred Curtis. Charnita was her mother’s youngest child and she loved to say “I am the baby” and just like that her family enjoyed spoiling her. Charnita departed this life, peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2023 due to diabetes complications.
Charnita received her early childhood education in the Queen Anne’s County public-school system. In 1988 Charnita graduated as a Mighty Mighty Lion from Queen Anne’s County High School and followed her dreams to attend Morgan State University, majoring in accounting and business. Charnita was a mathematical and finance wiz. She would go on to continue her education throughout her adult life. While Charnita always thrived in the world of Business and Finance, she worked as a Senior Payroll Analyst until her passing. Charnita loved her jobs and with a gift for numbers, a knack for business development and next level thinking Charnita was in the process of creating what she described as, a family legacy.
Once upon a day in 1994 Charnita became a mother. From the time Charnita entered the world of motherhood, her son, her one and only child, Larry “Man Man” Bryson III became the center of her world. When Charnita spoke about Man Man she would have a twinkle in her eye, pride in voice, a smile on her face and a lot to say. They shared a bond of unconditional love and a beautiful connection. Charnita was over the moon excited to learn she was going to be a grandmother and quickly added “Gigi” to her name. As she eagerly awaited the birth of her new grandbaby, a girl, Charnita shared her excitement with everyone who crossed her path! Her excitement was so contagious, much like the excitement she herself had when Man Man entered the world. Lilliana Jade Bryson was born 3 days after Charnita’s untimely passing.
Charnita enjoyed cooking with her sister Faye, as they turned the oven back on in the footsteps of their mother, “trying to get it like Mommy” was the goal, “you ain't done yet” was the question, and “it’s all gone” was the result. Checking on Chucky, talking to and laughing at Tracy, and joking with Larry was the daily, Charnita and Faye shaking their heads at them all was the norm, popping in on the daily group FaceTime, with the latest family scoop was the routine and earned Charnita the title “The News Reporter”. Nieces and Nephews knew to just ask Aunt Nita and she would just figure it out or would have the answer. Figuring it out and making magic is what Charnita did, naturally, and for everyone. Charnita was simply amazing. Charnita was something special.
Charnita was blessed to experience life in many phases …. love, marriage, friendship, trial, triumph, joy, pain, redemption, discovery, and yes, victory. Charnita was blossoming into a new and special phase of her life and it was so beautiful to witness.
Everyone who has known Charnita has multiple memories with her to cherish. If you ever had a need and you knew Charnita, chances are she filled your need, fueled your dreams or fed your soul in some way. Let the cherished moments and memories you shared together comfort you and grow like a seed for a greater good.
Charnita was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Carter Curtis, her brothers Stevie Meredith, Melvin Meredith Jr, Donald Hunt Sr., her sister Wanda Shepherd and her grandparents Vanita Ryans and Arthur Carter.
Charnita leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Larry Bryson III, her granddaughter Lilliana Jade Bryson, her brothers and sisters, Vernon H. “Chucky” Lynch (Lee), Jon B. Tracy Meredith, Linda Faye Taylor (Larry), Deborah Jonson (Larence), Wayne Curtis (Sarah), Tanya Curtis, Keith Curtis (Xaviera), Natasha Curtis, India Curtis, Kenneth Hunt, Alfred Hunt, Lashon Sturdivant, Antoine-Bo Hunt, her father, Alfred Curtis, her very special brother in-law Larry Taylor Sr., her bonus sister Penny Watson, her chosen little sister Simeaka Melton, her girls Stephanie, Deatra, Angela, Von and Deayna,, her friend to the end Isiah, her special friends Terrence and Jamel and countless nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nephews, great great nieces, three God children, five aunts and a host of cousins, friends and family who loved her dearly.
Charnita Romain Curtis will be deeply, deeply missed and forever loved.
May the impact Charnita had on your life be with you always.