Curtis Lee Holman, Sr.

February 11, 1949 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 71)


In Loving And Lasting Memory of

Curtis Lee Holman


Sunrise - February 11, 1949 - Sunset -  June 23, 2020


Curtis Lee was born to the late Raymond Ashbe Sr. and Willie Mae Holman on February 11, 1949, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was the third son born to the couple. Curtis began his victorious home going journey on June 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, son-in-law George “Corey” William Johnson 3rd, granddaughter Courtney Renee, and sister-in-law Julie Luveta.


In 1950, Raymond and Willie Mae moved their growing family to Trenton, New Jersey for a better life. He was educated in the Trenton Public School System where he played varsity basketball while attending  Junior 3 and after graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1967, he served in the United States Army Reserves for 8 years. He held numerous positions in various agencies within the State goverment, most notable with the New Jersey Lottery Commission.  However, the occupation that really gave Curtis joy was bartending at various bars in the Trenton area, especially the CandleLight Lounge where his mixology skills were renowned.


Curtis will be remembered for the love he had for his family and friends, his willingness to help anyone in need, his sense of humor and his infectious smile. He loved to eat especially hoagies, pineapple soda, and lemon meringue pies. Curt always had plenty of advice, and was always the life of the party.  Curt will be remembered for getting the party started.


On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, God called Curtis home. He leaves to cherish and honor his memory his children, Curtis Lee 11 (Sunny), Michael Jade, Curtrina Michelle (Eugene) and Lois Gail “Lo Lo”;  his brothers, Raymond Berkley, George Earl “Geke” (Vanessa), Louis Clifford (Valerie), and William Ashbe (Kathy); his grandchildren Chelsea (Kenton), Annisa, Michael, Christopher and Corey, Curtis, Brandon and Aiden; great-grandchildren Gianna and  Ariel; his nieces and nephews, Monica, Justin (Jenean), Tamyra (Kiwatha), Desira (Ashley), Kyisha (Chad), Whitney (Jarred), Chelsea and his favorite niece and nephew Tracey Lee, and Raymond Berkley; his great nieces and nephews Quan, Devon, Makenzie (Randyn), Mahki, Siani, Richayla, Raichelle, Nasir, Raymond, Neavah, Chad, Ava Marie, Nyla, Destin, Kennedi, Kelsee, Zora, Coretta and Vivian; aunts, uncles and a host of cousins and friends.

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 Service Program


LIVE Stream Visitation
July 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Ledford Funeral Home, Inc.
929 South Clinton Ave
Trenton, NJ 08611

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