Rev. Curtis M. Lott

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 2003

The Rev. Curtis M. Lott died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 73.

Born in Bassfield, Miss., Rev. Lott was a longtime resident of Sumrall and Moss Point and had lived in Vicksburg since 2001. He served in the Air Force and was employed at International Paper and Ingalls Shipbuilding. In Moss Point, he was involved in school and scouting activities and horseback riding clubs.

He began ministering in 1963 as a member of Kreole United Methodist Church. He had served 18 appointments since then, including at Redbone United Methodist Church from 1981 until 1983 and most recently at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was involved in fellowship activities and youth and music events

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Rev. Lott served more than 20 years as director for older elementary camps at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman, where he was a lifetime honorary board member. He was involved in camp work projects and expansions and volunteered as hospital chaplain at various locations.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Miller Lott of Vicksburg; five daughters, Carol Conn of Pearl, Debbie Poole of Pascagoula, Kathy Oakes of Vicksburg, Penny Douglas of Canton and Cindy Wagner of Fredericksburg, Va.; two brothers, Grayson Lott of Midway and Garvin Lott of Columbia; four sisters, Edith Smith of Sumrall, Evalee Stringer of Bassfield, Ouida Stewart of Charleston, S.C., and Ivell Miley of Bogalusa, La.; and six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Durrwise Center at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman. Burial will be at Redbone United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the camp in Gallman.

Pallbearers will be his sons-in-law, grandson and grandsons-in-law.

Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandson and fellow ministers.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Pines Camp in Gallman.