Curtiss A. Breland

March 22, 1947 - September 22, 2022

03/22/1947 - 09/22/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Friday September 30, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Norfolk
312 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
757 461-3226 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday September 30, 2022
1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Norfolk
312 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
757 461-3226 | Directions
Cemetery
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-481-1097 | Directions

Curtiss A Breland, Virginia Beach

Curt Breland entered eternity on September 22,2022. Left to celebrate his life is his wife, Ethel Breland; three sons, Bryan K Breland and wife Elizabeth, Steve C Breland and wife Teresa, and Todd A Breland and wife Robin; his precious grandchildren Ashley, Jacob, Isiah, Trenton, and Troy along with his two brothers, Fred Breland and wife Faye, Douglas Breland and wife Carol; two sisters, Shirley Tune and husband Sonny, Lavelle Black and husband Charles.

Curt was born in Butler, Alabama on March 22, 1947, as the youngest of 10 siblings. After serving in the US Navy, he earned a master’s degree from Old Dominion University. He then pursued a career in business which took him to many places around the country. After many years in the business world, he returned to Virginia Beach to teach physical education at Rosemont Forest Elementary School. During his time as a teacher, he began to engage in ministry in several capacities. He served in both student ministry and missions ministry at several churches. When he retired from teaching, he turned his attention to a life of being on mission for God and leading others to do the same. In his service to Christ, as the Minister of Missions Mobilization at First Norfolk, he was given the privilege of taking the Gospel to 6 continents where he built relationships which will endure for all eternity. 

A Celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road Norfolk VA 23502 on Friday September 30. Visitation will be held at 11am with the service to follow at 1pm. There will be a reception to follow the service. A private burial will be held at Princess Anne Memorial Park. In memory of Curt please consider, in lieu of flowers, donating to the Missions Ministry at First Norfolk. Donations should be sent to First Baptist Church Norfolk,

312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502.

 (Online at firstnorfolk.org)

For his full obituary and to leave a condolence please visit www.altmeyerfh.com.

 

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Douglas Breland ll
1 month ago

I spent many Thanksgivings with uncle Curt and aunt Ethell. He was so inspiring. His face would light up as he talked to me! He was a great speaker as well as a great listener. He was a person that so understood me when I was sent out as a missionary, because he too was a missionary. When I brought his dad down to Mexico to visit the mission field, he talked so much about his son Curtis. I found out so much about my uncle through my grandad! I will so miss them both! I am so comforted knowing that he is in the everlasting arms of God. Our love and prayers go out to his family! You will be so missed uncle Curt.

Denny Cobb
1 month ago

I met Curtiss while at ODU. He was active in the Intramural Sports activities and we used to play a little basketball. I didn’t know Curtiss well, but I knew him well enough to speak to his character. He was a man of integrity and it was a pleasure to know him.

Sandra Shepard
1 month ago

I am an Auburn Alum, but today I am a Bama Fan. My prayers are with the Breland Family during this bittersweet time. Curt had a big heart, sharp wit and Godly character. He will be missed! Roll Tide!!

Faith M.
1 month ago

Curt, thank you for being a faithful witness for the cause of Jesus. You will be greatly missed. Fare thee well!
May Almighty God comfort and give peace to Ethel and the family. You are loved.

Jean Mesidor
1 month ago

Curt was a true man of God and an exemplary missionary. Curt had his own way to connect and serve people. He had a huge impact on my life. I know that Heaven is celebrating while we all miss you my brother.
You are in far better place , and our consolation is that we will see each other again. I am so happy that you were able to visit and preach for us at Eglise Baptiste du Calvaire of Maryland.

Pat Fitzgerald
1 month ago

Curt was one of the finest people I have ever known. Kind, generous, witty and charming, he was a true friend to me for 40 years. He will be missed by many. Ethel, I love you!

Marilyn and Jim Russell
1 month ago

I always enjoyed talking with Curt and laughing at his jokes. He was so positive upbeat and had a great smile. Rofo saw many years of his teaching and leadership. You couldn’t find a more spiritual loving man. He will be missed so much. Our prayers to Ethel and his family. 🙏❤️

Jeff White
1 month ago

Cart was a fine man and Christian, it was my privilege to have known him. We talked many times about Christ and doing things for him overseas with people who are less fortunate. It was an honor to know him and to talk to him. We had just talked a few weeks ago about doing a mission ship together overseas, will never be able to do that but one day I will see him and we will talk missions forever😂

Audrey Holmes
1 month ago

My heart is reaching out to you and your family and sending our love and prayers and support.Curt always took a moment to say Hi to my family and I whenever they would attend services.Thank you Pastor Curt for always making us feel welcome!

Bob & Jan Larsen
1 month ago

Curt always spoke and always had a smile on his face. He was the epitome of service to our Lord, our church and to the many he served on missions. He is already greatly missed.