August 30, 1933 – September 11, 2020
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Lucille Jett Duncan, 87 of Columbus, Georgia passed away on September 11, 2020 at Piedmont Medical Center of Columbus (due to Covid-19 complications). She was born on August 30, 1933 in Jefferson County, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bertha Jett; her husband of 33 years, Jerry L. Duncan; sisters, Patricia Krashey, Mary Seaborn, and Ruth Elgin; her brothers, Sidney, James, Luther, and Joseph Jett.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry L. Duncan of Columbus, GA and Robert Duncan and his wife, Melesa of Massanutten, VA; grandchildren, Hillary Ellis and husband Ryan of Rockingham, VA and Matthew Kyger and wife Sarah of Goldsboro, NC; two great grandsons, Nolan Kyger and Pierce Ellis; brothers, Fred Jett and wife, Sue of Ashville, AL and Claude Jett and wife, Helen of Birmingham, AL; and many nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Minor High School in Jefferson County, Alabama in 1953. Later in life she obtained her Nursing Degree from Columbus Technical School. Lucille worked at various locations in and around the Columbus area for 40 years. She was recognized as Georgia’s License Practical Nurse of the Year in 1992, one of her proudest accomplishments next to being a military wife and mother. After retirement she volunteered at Muscogee Manor, Eastway Elementary School, and Meals on Wheels in the Columbus area. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church where she was active with various groups. Lucille was a great cook, avid quilter and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
A private service will be held at Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Georgia on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Feeding the Valley Food Bank, 5744 Flat Rock Road, Midland, GA 31820.
Private Family Graveside Service
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Da Monica Cannon
September 16, 2020
I meet Mrs Duncan in 1996 as a new LPN.at Muscogee Manor. She was one of the nurses that trained me. She was funny and loved her residents. Even after she retired she still often came back and escorted a few of the residents on their doctors appointments. She used to make these AWESOME cheese sticks, among other favorites like those lemon bars. I appreciate all she taught me.
May God be with her family during this difficult time of bereavement.
Sincerely Da Monica Cannon
September 14, 2020
No one could make Sweet Potato Pie like Lucille. She was a great cook! Had a wonderful laugh.
She loved her family fiercely. A woman of faith and conviction. Showed us how to be military wives.
She was loved. She will be missed.
September 13, 2020
Lucy was a dear lady, she was one of the first family I meet when I came into the family, we talked by phone but didn't visit much, BUTCH WAS ALWAYS WITH HER WHEN SHE CAME TO VIIST, Dusty was in another state but we talked about them also, Lucy will be missed she always ended talk by we love you. God be with you both call or come by love you all. Aunt Kitty Duncan