Johnnie B. McDuffey

Published 2:18 pm Friday, April 9, 2021

Graveside services were held Friday, April 2, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron,  for Mr. Johnnie Bernard McDuffey, 74, who died Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.

Rev. Moses Johnson officiated with Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnnie McDuffey was born to the late Hope and Maybell Moore McDuffey in Lawrence County.

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He was a member of North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron.

He graduated from McCullough School in 1964 and Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute in 1966.

Mr. McDuffey retired from the United States Army Reserves after many years of service to his country.

He served in many capacities in life, including church treasurer, NPH’s Building Committee, Team Leader Chairman, Five County Child Development Board, Crooked Creek Water Association Board and worked for Lawrence County Beat 4.

He is survived by his wife, Edith McDuffey; children, Arlene (Keith) Maye, Victoria (Jamie) Hannah, Johnnie (Darren) May and Marvin McDuffey; brothers, Josephe McDuffey, Dewitt (Jeanette) McDuffey and David McDuffey; sisters, Joanna (Lenton) Morris and Frances Wright; three grandchildren; mother-in-law, Everlena Rhodes; god-child, Stephen (Jaquita) Jasper and many other relatives and friends.