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Christine McDonald Duckworth

April 8, 1939 ~ September 4, 2018 (age 79)
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Christine was born in Lux, Mississippi to Richard McDonald and Hattie Fikes; she was the 10th of 15 children.  Christine moved to Seattle in 1962 with her husband Roy Edward (DUCK) Duckworth and their two little girls.  After having two more kids and grandchildren, Christine became affectionately known as “Grammy” by many.  She was even called “Grammy” by those who were definitely too old to be her grandchild.  Christine was a very loving, caring, loyal, and God-fearing woman.  She was always there to lend a helping hand, give advice, or simply listen to you vent if need be.  Whatever the need – if she had it – she’d give it to you.  If she didn’t have it, she would help you find a way to get it.  She was very protective of her family.  There were times – as her grandchildren were growing – she would make an appearance at their school to make sure they knew just how protective she was.  She enjoyed many things such as:  spending time with her family, playing bingo, watching her shows, and talking on the phone.  She had a way of making you feel like a better person simply because you knew her.  There’s no one like “Grammy.”  She will truly be missed.  Christine was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.  She leaves to cherish her memory her children:  Deborah (Debbie) Duckworth-Ayekha, Christi (Ann) Duckworth (Jesse), Edward (Jay) Duckworth Sr, (Mary) and Carlene Duckworth.  Christine also left behind ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two brothers, five sisters, and many other relatives and friends.

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