Today, Prince George's
County's 900,000 residents mourn the loss of former County Executive Wayne
Keith Curry, who has passed away at age 63. Wayne loved his family dearly, and
our love, thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sheila, and their children,
Julian and Taylor, especially at this most difficult time.
Wayne Curry was a courageous
leader, civil rights trailblazer, and political and economic visionary. He was
a friend, role model, and mentor, especially to those of us who chose a life of
public service. His passing is felt deeply from every corner of our beloved
Prince George's County, built with Wayne’s love and passionate commitment.
Wayne confronted his illness
the way he confronted every challenge in his life, with fearlessness and
unwavering resolve. From integrating
Tuxedo-Cheverly Elementary School as a young child, to becoming Prince George's
County's first African-American County Executive, Wayne's life was
"history in the making."
Even as he battled lung
cancer, Wayne reached out to save the lives of others by sharing his
story. To me and so many of us close to
him, Wayne was family and losing him creates an irreplaceable void in our
Today, we honor his life,
his family, and all that he meant to us.
Wayne Curry is still Prince George's County.