Curtis Lyle Thigpen

Curtis Lyle Thigpen, 54, died Tuesday, February 13, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Parish Hall at Chapel of the Cross. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Madison followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Curtis was born August 6, 1963, in McComb, the son of the late Jerry and Cynthia Thigpen. A business owner, he owned and operated Clinton Flower Company for many years. Curtis had a passion for music, which led him to begin working in concert stage production for Morrison Brothers, Malcolm White and Ardenland. He also had a deep love for classic cars.

Survivors include daughter, Melanie Thigpen and her mother, Beth McGehee Thigpen, both of Madison; sons Thomas Thigpen (Allison) of Brandon, Jordan Thigpen of Madison, and Taylor Thigpen (Caitlin) of Madison; grandchild Emerson Lilly Thigpen; brother Jerry S. Thigpen (Michelle) of Denham Springs, La., and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to EYC (Episcopal Youth Committee) Chapel of the Cross, 674 Mannsdale Rd., Madison, Miss., 39110.


Kindergarteners (from left) Jaycee Baker, Paylor Jordan, Lucy Hines, Hart Noblitt and Carter Haralson recently dressed for their hundredth day of school at Jackson Academy.