Mary  Duckworth

Mary Bernice Busbin Duckworth

1925 - 2021

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Obituary of Mary Bernice Busbin Duckworth

Warner Robins, Georgia – Mary Bernice Busbin Duckworth, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. A Funeral Mass honoring her life will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warner Robins. Immediately following the services, Mary will be laid to rest at Parkway Memorial Gardens, beside her husband of 72 years, Walter Duckworth. A visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.  


Mary was born on April 10, 1925, in Waterloo, Georgia, to the late Tyus Etta Veal and Henry Busbin. Mary was a devoted church member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she served faithfully with all her soul, mind, and strength. Mary truly had a heart to serve. Among her numerous charitable activities, she led a local Girl Scout troop for many years. Oftentimes Mary could be found in the outdoors, gardening, for which she had a true passion. She retired from Robins Air Force Base, where she worked in accounting, and later served as a secretary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  She will forever be remembered as a great cook and for her contagious smile and love for everyone.  She comforted and encouraged many through her kind words and Christ-centered actions.


She is survived by her beloved children, Patricia Vanderwarker (Keith), Robbie Goldsmith (Ira), Glenda Simpson (Kenneth), Mary Elizabeth Lanier (William), Dawn Parish (John), Walter Duckworth III (Lisa); 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; and her two sisters, Jackie Hampton, and Norma Baker.  She is preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, and 13 siblings.


The family requests that remembrances be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warner Robins, Georgia, or the charity of your choosing.  


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It is with great honor Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with Mrs. Mary Duckworth’s arrangements.  

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home
701 Carl vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States

Funeral Mass:

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Friday, July 23, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
300 South Davis Drive
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 2021
Parkway Memorial Gardens
721 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, Georgia, United States