Edith Mc Duffey

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron,  for Mrs. Edith McDuffey, 71, who died Friday, June 11, 2021, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, . Rev. Moses Johnson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Edith McDuffey was born to the late Willie James and Everlena Young Rhodes; she was the third child of thirteen children. She was a member of North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she served as a member of choir, Mission, Sunday School, Food Pantry Coordinator, Chairlady of the Kitchen Committee, Team Leader Director and Youth Choir sponsor.

Mrs. McDuffey attended school at Cherry Hill and McCullough High and worked at Kellwood Manufacturing Company for 29 years. She was married to the late Johnnie B. McDuffey for 50 years until his death in March 2021.

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She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Asya Maye; siblings, James E. Rhodes, Timothy Rhodes and Perlean Bennett and sister-in-law, Sharon Rhodes.

She is survived by three daughters, Arlend (Keith) Maye, Victoria (Jamie) Hannah and Johnnie (Darren) May; son, Marvin McDuffey; three grandchildren, Amber, Skylar and Quintin Hannah; eight siblings, Evanglist (Lartha) Rhodes, Queen E. (Carl) Pittman, Edell (Curtis) Feazell, Evelyn (James) McDuffey, Debbie R. Jasper, Mirrett Rhodes, Michael Rhodes and Richard Rhodes; five sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; godchildren: Steven (Jaquita) Jasper and Jamila (Henry) Rawls and many other relatives and friends.