Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Earle, Ark., daughter of the late Willie Light and Albirdia Turner Light, she worked as a cook for the headstart program, and a field worker. Her hobbies included watching TBN Christian Television, fishing, gardening, and quilting quilts. She loved volunteering in the public schools and she was a member of the Eastern Star.
In 1937, in Earle, Ark., she married Steve Duckworth, Jr., who preceded her in death in Sept. of 1956.
She leaves the following loved ones to cherish her memory; three sons, Willie B. Duckworth, and Robert Duckworth and wife, Ethel, of Kennett, and Jerry Duckworth and wife, Lorine, of Patterson N.J.; 10 daughters, Beatrice L. Walker and husband, Lamar, of St. Louis, Mo., Pearlie Mae Costict and husband, Charles, of Moss Point, Miss., Allie Bea Crenshaw and husband, William, of Lansing, Mich., Imageane Lemons, Betty Duckworth, and Delois Hourd and husband, Walter, all of Kennett, Albirda Jackson, of Las Vegas, Nev., Minnie Burrell, and husband, Roosvelt, Fannie Green and husband, John, and Flossie Falls, of all of Chicago, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Lowe; two brothers-in-law, Frank Duckworth and wife, LeVora, and William Duckworth and wife, Patricia;, and one cousin, Beulah Sawyer. In addition, she leaves 63 grandchildren; 129 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, and special friends, Mother Isavora Rainey, Dorothy Jean Holbert, and Georgia White.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 1, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, April 2, at First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Willie Earl Duckworth officiating.
Burial will follow in the Willoughby Cemetery at Kennett.