Curtis R. Poindexter

Curtis Ramone Poindexter “Courteous One” was born on April 1, 1978 in Columbus, Ohio to Cynthia Poindexter and Donald Butts Sr. He was affectionately known as “Curt Bone” by all that loved him. Curtis transitioned from his earthly home on April 25, 2019 to his heavenly residence.

At the age of 1 year Curtis with his mother relocated to Marion, Ohio where he experienced the unconditional love of his Very Special Father James G. Simmons, the Simms and Bracy families.

By age 3 years he established new friendships upon returning to Columbus, Ohio with his mother. He enjoyed hours of play-time fun with neighborhood buddies Danny Biggers, J. Mock & Brian Crawford.

At the age of 5 years Curtis and his mother relocated to Washington D.C. While there just 2 years Curtis made it clear that he hated it there and when he turned 18 he was moving back home to Columbus, Ohio!

Making the best of his life Curtis had life long relationships with his cousins aka sister and brother Sheilynn Brown & Kwasi Horton. He was big brother to his God-sister Cynthia D. Sharpe and adored the family circle of friends he was surrounded by. Cousin Sheila Slayton & the Brown Boys: Thomas, David, Elijah, Sean and Michael, Tracy Sharpe and his loving Aunt Josey!

Around 8 years of age The Butts family (D.C.) played an intricate role in Curtis’ life providing love and support during his latch-key days as his mother worked to provide for him. Ms. Donna, Varrell, Veonte, Neicey, Danielle and David Workoff. They completed homework assignments, played countless hours of Atari and re-enacted popular Rap Music Videos. He even had some smooth Michael Jackson moves & vocals, “yee he hee!”

One of the great highlights of Curtis ‘ life included the first of many solo flights to Columbus Ohio to visit his devoted grandmother Kelly “Maw Maw” Gertman, whom he shared a special bond. Aunts Crystal and Kim, Mrs. LaVonne Moore, Erica and Nikita. He wore his Pilot’s Wings proudly!

The most exciting event in Curtis’ life was reuniting and establishing an inseparable thread of love with his birth Father Donald, his siblings and The Butts family and Miss Candy Carpenter whom he affectionately called “Mom” Spring and Summer vacation became even more exciting!

Curtis’ teen years created more friendships “Southview Apts” (MD) was the place to be! Christopher Eubanks, Maceo (deceased), Ray and T. J. became brothers from the heart.

During this time he met his first love, Nicole K. Eubanks and created their Beautiful daughter Demia K. Eubanks his “MiMi” whom he loved and adored! Shortly thereafter, Curtis accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior to the delight of his family!

Columbus was calling his name loud and clear and at 18 years he ventured out into the world. Curtis spent quality time with his Aunt Crystal in Maryland and continued to Atlanta, GA with his Aunt Kim whom he affectionately calls “Love”, Dominic and Damonte “Bobby”!

He worked for ANSCO & Associates (Electric Company) which he enjoyed!

By age 20 years he kept his promise and returned to Columbus, Ohio and became an avid Buckeye fan!

He completed his GED and became a Licensed Professional Barber and Entrepreneur. Those that had the pleasure of his services grew to know his motto: “If your appointment is scheduled for 8 a.m. and you arrive at 7:45 a.m. then you’re on time!”

While an employee at The Gap he met his special love “Phalean “The Dream” Brown. 2018 brought forth the joyous occasion of the birth of “Queen Zenara Susi”, his beautiful granddaughter from daughter Demia! He showered them with love only a great Father can give.

Curtis was a, kind and generous young Man that loved life and family blood or no blood, a great listener and confidant and peacemaker who would always say, “I love you!” when he saw you coming or going. Family meant everything and no one was a stranger to him. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed travelling. Going to the gun range, great cooking from the family chefs or restaurants!

He will always be remembered and loved by all. We thank God for his Abundant Life!

Curtis Ramone Poindexter, age 41, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on April 25, 2019. Curtis is preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Robert Butts and Ruth Butts, Roland Poindexter and Kelly Gertman.

Curtis leaves to cherish his memories; his loving and devoted mother Cynthia Poindexter-Carr; father Donald (Alice) Butts Sr.; loving daughter, Demia Eubanks; his spiritual son, Kane Brown; granddaughter, Queen Zenara Susi; grandparents, Clarence Gertman and Anna J. Poindexter; sisters, Tashmina and Tanita Butts; god-sister Cynthia D. (Joshua Robinson) Sharpe; brothers, Donald Butts Jr., Justin Butts and Deshawn Carpenter; great aunts, Mrs. Marion Givens and Mrs. Ernestine Geneva Henderson; great uncles, Charlie (Susan) Poindexter and Riley Henderson; aunts, Crystal R. Poindexter, Kim Gertman, Toni (Roger) Wilson, Cheryllynn (Rachinne) Portis, JoAnne “Josey” Baptiste, Jackie (Billy) Caslin, Mrs. Cheryl Hitchens and Bonnie Simmons; uncles, Robert (Ruthie) Butts Sr. and Keith (Sarah) Butts, James “Beau” Hairston; nieces, Deja Lewis, Deaja Harris, De’lynne Gibbs, Naomi Sharpe-Peterson and Bella Robinson; nephews, Donald Butts III, Dejon and Dequan Harris, Deshajuan and Isaac Carpenter; life partner Phalean “Dream” Brown; special cousins, Dominic Jackson, Jaylen Jiles, Sanaa Kight, Damonte and Roman Gertman, Kimwana “Kai”, Darrell “Sy” and Leroy “Trey” Walker, J. Troy and F. Todd Gray; special mom Candy Carpenter; special friend Stephan “Ghetto” Burdine; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, May 4, 2019 at The Chapel of Peace North, 2500 Cleveland Ave

Condolence Messages

  1. Evans family

    We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our heart. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. May the Lord God of all comfort and tender mercies sustain you at this stressing time ahead.I am very sorry for your recent passing of Curtis,My sympathy to all

  3. Chris Gholson

    My God always be by our side, and remember us always.I will always miss you bro,it’s so hard seeing someone everyday then they are ripped out of our lives,I can’t wait till I’m by ur side again.my heart goes out to all the family and love ones,hope to see you again Curt Bone.!

  4. To Curtis Family and my sister Phalean Brown. May your pain be lighten, and your memories of Curtis live forever. I pray that God gives you all understanding and strength knowing that Curtis was a good man. He was a brother to me and he will truly be missed. My condolences to you all in this time. I love you all. Gone to soon:( but your memories will live on. forever..

    Ebony Rice

  5. Anita Brunney

    My sincere condolences to the Curtis family and my friend and co-worker Phalean. May God watch over you and keep you in your time of need. ♥️

  6. Yolanda Gates Howard

    My Condolences to the family praying for you and your family ,I new Curtis and his Mother and Donald I am sorry for your loss God has he is loved and protected.

  7. Curtis had a beautiful Spirit that will shine through all he touched. God’s Peace and Blessings. May the family continue to stay comforted in the arms of the Lord.

  8. Dauseana Fowler

    Unfortunately, I met curtis a almost a year ago before his death. We were involved in a head on collision totalling both of out vehicles. He was very kind and ensured that I received a rental and my car payed for. He seem to show concern for someone he didnt even know. Heaven definitely has one of its Angel’s.

  9. Dauseana Fowler

    I met curtis a almost a year ago before his death. Unfortunately we were involved in a head on collision totalling both of our vehicles. He was very kind and ensured that I received a rental and my car payed for. He seem to show concern for someone he didnt even know. Heaven definitely has one of its Angel’s.

  10. Hello Cynthia this is Denise Woods i am just know seeing this on the website. I just want to say how sorry i am for the loss of your son. I can only imagine the pain that you are suffering and i want you to know that i am praying for you and your family that God the heavenly father will give you peace and comfort. I send my love to you and your family. God bless you eternally.
    Denise Woods

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