Sandra Gail McDuffie

Sandra Gail McDuffie, 68, died Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019, at Community Hospice George and Margaret Morris Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL, following a brief illness.

She was a native of Waycross but had lived most of her life in Ware and Pierce Counties. She was the wife of the late Curtis Wade McDuffie Jr. and daughter of the late Dewey Howell and Annie Virginia Lee Howell.

She held positions with several different businesses over her career including the computer department of the City of Waycross, Bailey Monument Company, as payroll manager with Waycross Molded Products, and retiring from Voith Paper Fabrics as financial administrator in 2017. She grew up as a member of Grace Chapel (now Grace Ministries)  but was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Blackshear.

Survivors include her siblings Anne Dixon (husband Ronnie), Mary Frances Dixon (husband Woodson) and Joan Mixon (husband Glenn), all of Blackshear, Barbara Smart (husband Shelton), Hortense, Randy Howell (wife Marsha) and Tammy Howell both of Blackshear and Christopher Perritt (wife Amanda), Waycross, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, DeAnn Matthews, Maxine Worley and Sandra Grantham.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, from the Music Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc., 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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