Susan Joy Duckett, 41, of Rossville, died on Saturday, September 6, 2008, in a local hospital after a courageous struggle against cancer.
She was born in Chattanooga to Fred and Joy Duckett on January 19, 1967.
Susan was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Rossville, Georgia. Susan graduated from Rossville High School, Dalton College, and the University of Georgia. She majored in journalism and art. She was a gifted artist, specializing in portraits.
She had a great interest in film production, studying in New York and Los Angeles. She was an excellent musician, playing clarinet in the Rossville High School Band with two trips to governor's honors. She was interested in gardening, gourmet cooking and animals.
Survivors include her parents, Fred and Joy Duckett, Rossville; brother, Dale Duckett and niece, Rachel Duckett of Ringgold; grandfather, Edwin Duckett, Chattanooga; aunts, Mary Hull and Winifred Eason, Rossville; Christine Claytor, Canton, N.C., and Reba Duckett, Chattanooga; uncles, Bill Anderson, Taft, Tn., John Duckett, Chattanooga, and Mark Duckett, Philadelphia; cousins, Bruce, Paul and Ruth Claytor, Canton, N.C., Mike Claytor, San Francisco; Delmer Hull and Darrell Eason, Ringgold, David Hull and Gene Eason, Rossville; Karen Brophy, Rossville; Jeff and Mark Anderson of Huntsville; Edwin Duckett III of Albuquerque, Julie Maner, Maryville, Tn.; and James Duckett, Phoenix.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lewis Davis officiating. Interment will be in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fortwood Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37403.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view memorial tribute and share condolences.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 12-2 p.m. on Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.