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Mary Ann Phillips Duvall

January 10, 1931 — June 5, 2023

Suwannee

Mary Ann Phillips Duvall

 

Mary Ann Phillips Duvall was born on January 10, 1931, in King and Queen County, Va., and moved to her home in heaven from Suwannee GA on June 5, 2023.  As a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she impacted the lives of all those around her with her wisdom, kindness, generosity, and love of music.  If you were in need of a prayer, if your friends were in need of a prayer, no matter how big or small, Mary Ann was eager to intercede on anyone’s behalf. 

Those who remain and remember her are children Ramon Duvall (Marsha) of Panama City Beach, FL; Carolyn Duvall of Chattahoochee Hills, GA.; Renee Duvall Wolfe (Trevor) of Suwannee, GA.; Michele Duvall Scannell (Brian) of Warner Robins, GA.;  Michael Duvall (Jenna) of Charleston, SC.; and Sharon Duvall Carroll (Mike) of Buford GA.  She is also survived by grandchildren Marshall and Ashleigh Duvall of Panama City Beach, FL.; Patrick Scannell of Berkeley, CA.; Caitlin Scannell of Atlanta, GA.; Kevin Scannell of Warner Robins, GA.; Naomi and Benjamin Duvall of Charleston, SC.; Justin Wolfe (Coralia) of Cumming, GA.; Brandon Wolfe (Brittany) of Suwannee, GA.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded to heaven by her parents John and Elva Phillips, her husband of 71 years Richard Winfrey Duval, Jr., and sons Richard Winfrey (Ricky) Duvall III and Russell Wayne Duvall.

Hers was a life well-lived.  Her Godly wisdom refreshed the lives of family and friends alike.    She loved children and especially enjoyed her annual Christmas ministry to them, through Samaritan’s Purse, shopping for and locating the perfect soft, huggable doll for a little girl and just the right truck for a little boy. She packed each box with special care, looking forward to blessing each child with kindness and love.

Mary Ann was a lover and defender of the Jewish people and Jerusalem, making the trip there three times, in her 70s, and would have loved to go back again.   

She woke each day with a song in her heart and on her lips. She grew up singing songs of faith and remembered an incredible number of hymns. She particularly loved, “Oh Happy Day,” “We’re Marching to Zion,” “Onward Christian Soldiers,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”   She inspired all, even new acquaintances, through her singing. 

She will always be remembered as a beautiful, sweet woman who possessed incredible inner strength. The presence and peace of the Lord Jesus was with her all the days of her life. Generous, eager to help those in need, intelligent and knowledgeable, Mary Ann Phillips Duvall fought the good fight of faith and finished her course. It can rightly be said of her “Charm can be misleading, and beauty is vain and so quickly fades, but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe, and fear of the Lord. She will be praised throughout eternity” (Pro. 31:30).  Living with her Savior in her heavenly home safe, sound, and secure, she now calls out to us: “Come and join me in joy, life, and peace everlasting. Jesus and I are waiting for you!”

 

Mary Ann will be laid to rest next to her husband and two sons at Perkins Baptist Cemetery, in Goochland, VA.  A graveside service will take place at 11:00 on Friday, June 9, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritans Purse (Mary Ann Duvall-Suwanee-GA (samaritanspurse.org) ) and The Fellowship of Christians and Jews ( https://help.ifcj.org/donate).

Normans Funeral Chapel will handle the arrangements.

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