Gertrude V. Duckett
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UNION, SC-- Mrs. Gertrude Vinson Duckett, age 91, of 292 Sonoco Road, Union, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday May 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a brief illness.
Mrs. Duckett was the widow of Herman Ducket. Born in Union, May 25, 1921, she a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Vinson and Mamie Mitchell Vinson. Mrs. Duckett retired from Milliken Co., Monarch Plant after twenty-eight years and worked at Sonoco Products for four years. She was a member of Brown's Creek Baptist Church and a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are a son, Robin Duckett and wife Rita of Spartanburg; three brothers, Jake Vinson and wife Ollie Mae, Jack Vinson and wife Sarah, and Buck Vinson and wife Bessie all of Union; four grandchildren, Jami Trammell and husband Dennis "Bunt" Trammell of Union, Matthew Duckett and wife Bridgett of Gaffney, Ashley Searcy and husband Josh of Spartanburg and Samantha Green of Spartanburg; three great-grandchildren, Conley Trammell, Jack Duckett and Lauren Searcy; and numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece Susie Berry of Union. Mrs. Duckett was predeceased by a sister, Corine Hart; three brothers, Jeff, Tom and J.E. Vinson; two half sisters, Alma Morris and Mamie Comer; and four half brothers, Ernest, Boyd, Bea, and Tyne Vinson.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Brown's Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee and Rev. Dr. Tim Driggers. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Vinson, Rickey Duckett, C.T. Hart, Larry Duckett, Wade Lee Hart, Stanley Vinson, Wayne Vinson and Terry Vinson.
The following are asked to served as the honorary escort, Deacon of Brown's Creek Baptist Church, Staff and Nurses of Journey Hospice, William "Boodle" Lipsey, Gene Berry, Thomas Trammell, Jr., Rev. Larry Holland, Tommy Vinson, Hoyle Vinson, Tommy Haney and Bobby Dehart.
Visitation will be held 6:00 until 9:00 PM Monday evening, May 20th at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to Brown's Creek Baptist Church, Family Life Center Fund, 118 Brown's Creek Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 292 Sonoco Rd., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.
310 S. South St. Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 20 to May 21, 2013