Curtis J. Ansell, 88, passed away on September 17, 2015. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of the late Arthur and Laura Ansell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sybil P. Ansell.

Curtis owned and operated C. J. Ansell Grocery Store and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his nephews, Elwin Ansell and Melvin Ansell, Jr., and his nieces and nephews, scattered from Georgia to Colorado.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 691 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457 by Rev. Chuck Moseley. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at