Mr. Ronnie Mitchell Duckworth, age 63, of Foscoe, passed away Monday evening March 1, 2021 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born April 20, 1957 in Alamance County, he was the son of the late Gurney and Martha Norman Duckworth. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and was a former member of Grace Baptist Church. Ronnie loved his Lord, his family and his community. He owned and operated Duckworth Nursery and was a nurseryman and Christmas tree farmer. Ronnie and his father managed the Western Steer for many years.
On Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening you could always find Ronnie at church. But he wasn’t just serving his Lord during those times. Ronnie never missed an opportunity to tell others about his Lord and how much he loved his Lord. It was in the way he walked, talked, smiled and loved everyone surrounding him.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Duckworth, two children, Deanna Eirich and husband Steve and Daniel Duckworth, two grandchildren, Addison and Isla Eirich, three sisters, Barbara Blair, Brazilla Norris and husband Wade and Melissa Munday and husband Terry. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Ronnie Duckworth will be conducted Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2 pm at Grace Baptist Church. Those attending are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will follow in the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may visit Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Friday from noon until 5 pm to pay their respects and sign the register book.
The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Denise Greer, 368 Arvil Greer Road, Vilas, NC 28692.
Online condolences may be shared with the Duckworth family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Duckworth family.