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May Ola Duckworth

July 27, 1968 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 53)


May Ola Duckworth was called home to glory at the young age of 53 years old on August 6th,2021 at HCA Clearlake Hospital in Webster, Texas.

May Ola Duckworth was born July 27th,1968 in Danville, IL. She was the youngest child of 9 siblings. She was born to Cloanger and Pinkie Lee Duckworth. She was a woman of great faith that always lended a helping hand to those in need. She cherished life and lived life to the fullest and always spoke about the sky being the limit. When it came to her family, she was like the glue and was the life of the party. Everyone knew when they saw Aunt May’s car, it was time to party. She always knew what to say when you were down and knew how to speak life into those that needed it. She was willing to pray on the spot for anyone and anything.

Her nieces and nephews were the ones who kept her young and laughing which was contagious. She would make you laugh about the stories she told. She was the queen of storytelling and when she explained them, you thought you were involved in the story. My mom’s number one thing was being a mother. She was honored to be a mother to Kendra and Kayla, but there was nothing in life she wouldn’t do for them.  She lived life alongside her girls for 53 years and when you saw her, you knew Kendra and Kayla were somewhere nearby. It was always important for her to make sure she was not only their support system, but she was the one who raised them to be the women they are becoming. Things she enjoyed doing was grilling out at Hessel Park, eating trying new foods, shopping, playing spades with family.

She enjoyed praising the lord and she always put God first in every decision. May’s faith was so strong that she always stated you must do it right on earth first to get your wings. When it’s your time to go you’ll be ready. When it came to church, you knew she was there clapping and shouting because she was always grateful for the blessing God gave her. When you have a heart of gold like her, the only thing you can think about is celebrating the greatness and the memories that you have. May had a famous quote, stating it’s not goodbye it’s peace out!

May leaves behind to cherish her mother Pinkie Lee Duckworth (Danville, IL) and her two daughters Kendra & Kayla Napper in (Houston, TX). Her siblings that reside in (Danville, IL) Diane Carrington, Melvin Duckworth, Sharon Butler (Champaign, IL), Darrell Pappy (Sinclair), Betty & Ben Holmes (Danville), Shelly & Ricky Boose (Danville), Tammy Modest (Danville), Shelia & Vincent Clark (Danville). Multiple nieces and nephews. She was proceeded by her Father Cloanger Duckworth, nephew Calvin Modest, niece Sharee Robinson and niece Tyra Duckworth.

A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 12:00  Noon on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at New Life Church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Eulogist: Pastor Bobby R. Keys Sr. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after at Sanhill Memorial Park.

A public viewing will be held on Tuesday August 17, 2021  from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St., Danville.

Due to Covid 19 Masks will be enforced.

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August 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

August 18, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Life Church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave (Danville)

Funeral Service
August 18, 2021

12:00 PM
New Life Church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave (Danville)

Video is available for this event

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