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Patsy J. Duffin

Obituary for Patsy J. Duffin

April 3, 1936 - September 17, 2018
Aurora, Illinois | Age 82


On April 3, 1936, Patsy Jean Reed was born to the late Will Reed and Mary Ward Reed in Port Gibson, MS.

On February 1, 1959, she became Mrs. Patsy Duffin when she married the late Kelly Duffin Jr. and from this union she became the proud mother of two beautiful children.

She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age, and once the Duffin family decided to move to Aurora, IL, they became an active member of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Robert Wesby where she taught Sunday School. In 1978, her family transitioned their membership to Gayles Memorial Baptist Church. While at Gayles, she became very busy working for the Lord. She taught Sunday School for over 40 years, and she was a long-time member of the Usher Board and Nurses Ministry.

She worked at Thors and was a school bus driver for more than 10 years. In 1985, She became a CNA and worked at Homestead Nursing Home until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Mary Reed, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, her husband Kelly Duffin Jr, and her son Kenneth Duffin.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Constance "Connie" Duffin of Aurora, IL., brother Ernest Reed of Gulfport, MS, sister Mary L. Walls of Junction City, KS, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and two Godchildren Elisha Pendleton of Aurora, IL and Antiono Hill, of Atlanta, GA.

A Celebration of the life of Patsy Duffin will be held on Saturday, September, 22, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Gayles Memorial Baptist Church, 730 Gillette Ave., Aurora, IL 60506. Visitation will be from 10 A.M until the service hour at church. Interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park.

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Healy Chapel

332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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