William Jerry McDuffie

Published 11:20 am Monday, September 18, 2017

William Jerry McDuffie, age 73, of Picayune, Mississippi, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cedric Lumpkin officiating. Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.

Mr. McDuffie was a lifetime resident of Pearl River County, a 33rd Degree Mason, a member of Moses Cook Lodge, and brick mason. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, but attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was an avid country music enthusiast and a volunteer host of the Country Classic Hour on WRJW on Wednesdays for many years. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

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He is survived by one son, Anthony McDuffie, and wife Michelle of Slidell; two sisters, Mary Alice Stockstill and Becky Martin, both of Picayune; three grandchildren, Hannah Nichole McDuffie, Alaina Sherrill McDuffie, and Reed Alexander McDuffie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston McDuffie and Ruth Smith McDuffie; his wife, Sherry (Sherrill) Jean Bates McDuffie; one sister, Myrtle Edge; two brothers, Willard Eugene McDuffie and Billy Wayne McDuffie, who passed away September 14th and his service is Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel.

Services and arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.  www.picayunefuneral.com