Jean Curry is the widow of Edward Curtis, and the mother of Deontay Curry. Having seen the ramifications of being involved in the drug business directly, “Mama” Jean tried to do all she could to keep her son away from it. She even refused to let him carry his father’s last name, out of fear of what it’s recognition could cause. She worked hard, often at multiple jobs, to keep Deontay focused on school instead of the money that could be made in the streets.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, and she is forced to rely on prayer and her son’s morals to pull him back out of the game before he is in too deep. She still has some ties to the game, because of Deontay’s father and uncle, but only uses them when she thinks it could help get her son out and away from the game.