Johnnie Bernard McDuffey
Graveside services were held April 2, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron for Johnnie Bernard McDuffey, 74, who died March 24 at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Mr. McDuffey was born to the late Hope and Maybell Moore McDuffey in Lawrence County. 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.