Moye Ossie McDuffie, age 90, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 7,2021
A Jacksonville native born to Moye and Gertrude McDuffie on February 1,1931. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy of 56 years. His father Moye, his mother Gertrude, his eldest brother William and his youngest brother Bobby.
Ossie was loved by all who knew him. He was a lifelong member of North Main St Baptist. He grew up alongside the banks of the Trout River always fishing with his fellow river rats. He was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High school class of 1950 where he loved playing baseball. He was their all-star pitcher. After school Ossie joined the United States Marine Corps to serve his country. Ossie was a hard worker and a jack of all trades. He retired from Florida Equipment Sales. In 1962 he married the love of his life Dorothy Jane Kennedy of North Carolina and settled down to start a family. His passion in life was teaching God’s word. He taught Sunday School for the youth boys then in his older years he taught the Adult men’s class. He loved sharing God’s love and plan of Salvation to all who would listen. Ossie blessed so many people in his life in ways only he could. God truly took one of his greatest warriors home to live with Him. We will all miss him very much. Favorite verse was John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
He is survived by his children Randy (Kathy) McDuffie, Sharon (Phillip) Hansen, Todd McDuffie, Grandchildren Devon (Kyle) Carter, Cody and Blaine Hansen, Devon and Caden McDuffie, and the latest gift God granted him with and the apple of his eye, great granddaughter Blakely Jane Carter as well as a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
A special Thank you to Charlene aka Nurssie his Hospice nurse. Without your help and love Blaine and I would have been lost and would not have been able to keep him at home as long as we did.
Service will be held Friday December 10, 2021 in Evergreen Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery. Viewing at 10 with a service at 10:30 to be led by close friend and Rev. Bruce Bell, with interment to follow at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Hospice or to the Trinity Rescue Mission.
Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main St Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.