Antje Curphey has entered Heaven’s Gates and gone home to be with the Lord. On March 1, I received the heartbreaking news that Antje Curphey was killed in a tragic car accident on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 6:25 p.m. in Southern California. Her daughter, Rechina, was driving and survived, but remains in I.C.U. Antje recently resigned from Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina’s State Steering Committee as Northeastern District Coordinator and Web Coordinator and retired from years in the public school system to move with her daughter Rechina from Hertford, North Carolina, to live closer to her son and his wife and children in Southern California. The family is in great need of prayer for the loss of their beloved mother and for Rechina’s healing from the accident.
My heart broke, and my breath was taken away when I heard of the loss of CWA of North Carolina’s longtime friend, sister in the Lord, and defender of Biblical values in public policy. What a gift Antje was to our state; she will be greatly missed! A faithful Home Team Captain since 2002, then Prayer/Action Chapter Leader and State Steering Committee member, Antje coordinated a “Celebrate Life Baby Shower” for the Albermarle Crisis Pregnancy Center in 2006, and “A Call to Action Pastor’s Conference” in 2007. When awarded CWA of North Carolina’s Prayer/Action Chapter Leader (PAL) of the Year 2006, Antje responded:
- “It was quite a surprise that you selected me as the PAL of the year. I am very humbled because I know that there are other active CWA ladies in the state who are equally as involved as I am. … I want you to know that I really appreciate your faithfulness in serving the Lord through being active leaders for Concerned Women for America in this state. Sometimes I get discouraged when I see how our Godly values are being trampled on and how disinterested and apathetic even Christian brothers and sisters can be. The Lord is good to remind me in His Word that He is in charge and sufficient and all that I am required to do is to be available for the task He sets before me. I am encouraged to know that there are PALs and Home Team Captains across this state who make a difference and whose prayers are heard by our Lord.”
Concerned Women for America of North Carolina
Northeast District Coordinator
“… for such a time as this” – Esther 4:14
With sincerest prayers of sympathy to the Curphey family, cards may be sent to Lee Ann Vincent, who is compiling a memory book for the family:
Lee Ann Vincent
115 Randolph Loop South
Hertford, NC 27944
Sheri Miller serves as state director for Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.