Mrs. Duckett died peacefully at her home on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Born May 10, 1916, she was the second of eight children of the late J.M. and Mellie Chambers. Mrs. Duckett was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
After the death of her mother in 1934, Lila cared for her younger sisters and brother before marrying Young Duckett and starting a family. A homemaker and the heart of the Duckett and Chambers families, she lovingly cared for all by sharing her faith and enjoyment of gardening and cooking. She accepted her Lord in 1932, and joined Line Baptist Church, where she was the eldest member. Mrs. Duckett faithfully awaited and prayed to join her heavenly Father.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her precious son, Stanley Duckett; sisters, Madeline Chambers Martin, Ruth Chambers Sharp, and an infant sister; and brothers, J.T., Loyd, Eugene and Junior Chambers.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Tommy) White; son, David Duckett; daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Duckett; grandchildren, Karen (Wes) Crumley, Jason (Natalie) White, Phillip (Kim) Duckett, and Timmy (Michelle) Duckett; seven precious great-grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Crumley, Taylor, Ben, Julie, Ethan and Brittany Duckett; special brother-in-law, Marion Sharp; special sisters-in-law, Imogene Chambers, Bonnie Chambers, and Frances Ellen Chambers; and half-sisters, Peggy Bennett and Helen Brown.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, February 12, 2014