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Suzanne H Duckworth

North Charleston, South Carolina

June 6, 1930 - May 8, 2024

Suzanne H Duckworth Obituary

Suzanne H. Duckworth, beloved mother, grandmother “Da”, aunt, sister, friend, mentor to many,

and matriarch of our family, passed into her next life on May 8, 2024. Sue was born in

Baltimore, Maryland, on June 6, 1930, the daughter of Maurice Darnell and Augusta Insley

Simmons Horn.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Kim Duckworth, her son, Robert Duckworth and his

wife, Robin, her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Duckworth, her grandchildren, Charlotte Duckworth,

Clint Duckworth and his wife, Crystal, and Sam Duckworth and his partner, Colleen Koster, her

great-grandson, Chase Duckworth, and many extended family members who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Chris Duckworth and Michael Duckworth and

her brothers, Maurice D. (Toby) Horn, Jr., and George Kimble Horn, III.

Sue was married to Donald Duckworth for 32 years, and as a corporate wife moved her

family twelve times to ten different states, embracing new communities, making new friends,

and establishing relationships with Episcopal churches along the way. At Grace Episcopal

Church in Charleston, Sue wore many hats, serving as Junior and Senior Warden, a Stephen

Ministries leader, with Cursillo, on the Diocesan Commission on Ministry, the Vestry, and

Christian Education.

Volunteering and community involvement were important to Sue. Some of the Boards

she served on are Charleston Interfaith Crisis Ministries (now One80 Place), Lowcountry Food

Bank, Carolina Youth Development, Clean City Commission, and several of the Mayor’s Task

Forces.

Having small children close in age lead Sue to employment with preschools in NJ and

PA. Returning to SC in the late 1970’s, she worked as a teacher of autistic children, on the 1980

Census, on a Johns Hopkins University Grant Program at US Naval Shipyard, as a licensed Life

Accident & Health agent, as a VP of Capital South (Executive Suites and Human Resources), at

MUSC Radiology Dept., the Institute of Psychiatry, the College of Medicine’s Parallel Curriculum

Program, and finally in the offices of Grace Episcopal Church.

Sue was a resident of Bishop Gadsden for 20 years and was involved in numerous

committees and activities. She’s been fondly called the “Mayor of Myers Hall” and loved her BG

family and staff and was loved by them.

Sue’s family expresses their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Bishop Gadsden,

MUSC, and Agape Lowcountry Hospice House.

Sue’s funeral service will be held at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street,

Charleston, SC, on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 2:00.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Sue’s honor to One80 Place, the

Bishop Gadsden Residents Assistance Fund, or the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Suzanne H Duckworth hosted by Simplicity LowCountry Cremation & Burial Services Inc | North Charleston.

Suzanne H. Duckworth, beloved mother, grandmother “Da”, aunt, sister, friend, mentor to many,

and matriarch of our family, passed into her next life on May 8, 2024. Sue was born in

Baltimore, Maryland, on June 6, 1930, the daughter of Maurice Darnell and Augusta Insley

Simmons Horn.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Kim Duckworth, her son, Robert Duckworth and his

wife, Robin, her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Duckworth, her grandchildren, Charlotte Duckworth,

Clint Duckworth and his wife, Crystal, and Sam Duckworth and his partner, Colleen Koster, her

great-grandson, Chase Duckworth, and many extended family members who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Chris Duckworth and Michael Duckworth and

her brothers, Maurice D. (Toby) Horn, Jr., and George Kimble Horn, III.

Sue was married to Donald Duckworth for 32 years, and as a corporate wife moved her

family twelve times to ten different states, embracing new communities, making new friends,

and establishing relationships with Episcopal churches along the way. At Grace Episcopal

Church in Charleston, Sue wore many hats, serving as Junior and Senior Warden, a Stephen

Ministries leader, with Cursillo, on the Diocesan Commission on Ministry, the Vestry, and

Christian Education.

Volunteering and community involvement were important to Sue. Some of the Boards

she served on are Charleston Interfaith Crisis Ministries (now One80 Place), Lowcountry Food

Bank, Carolina Youth Development, Clean City Commission, and several of the Mayor’s Task

Forces.

Having small children close in age lead Sue to employment with preschools in NJ and

PA. Returning to SC in the late 1970’s, she worked as a teacher of autistic children, on the 1980

Census, on a Johns Hopkins University Grant Program at US Naval Shipyard, as a licensed Life

Accident & Health agent, as a VP of Capital South (Executive Suites and Human Resources), at

MUSC Radiology Dept., the Institute of Psychiatry, the College of Medicine’s Parallel Curriculum

Program, and finally in the offices of Grace Episcopal Church.

Sue was a resident of Bishop Gadsden for 20 years and was involved in numerous

committees and activities. She’s been fondly called the “Mayor of Myers Hall” and loved her BG

family and staff and was loved by them.

Sue’s family expresses their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Bishop Gadsden,

MUSC, and Agape Lowcountry Hospice House.

Sue’s funeral service will be held at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street,

Charleston, SC, on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 2:00.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Sue’s honor to One80 Place, the

Bishop Gadsden Residents Assistance Fund, or the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Suzanne H Duckworth hosted by Simplicity LowCountry Cremation & Burial Services Inc | North Charleston.

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