When peace like a river attended my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well my soul.”
On Thursday, May 18, 2023, Mother Hattie Clines Duffie answered the Master’s call. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving son, grandchildren and loving family whom she touched throughout her memorable life. She loved her natural family.
Mother Hattie Clines Duffie, was born on August 23, 1928, in Richland County to the late Frank Clines and Lizzie Branch Climes. She took the role of caring for her siblings. Hattie was a humble child. Her parents taught her to always put God first in her life.
On April 24,1948, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Marvin Duffie, Sr. With much patience, tender loving care, they were blessed to raise 3 handsome boys. Hattie and Marvin always worked hard for their children from dust to dawn. They had plenty to eat from their work labor.
Hattie's spiritual existence began at an early age at Orangehill African Episcopal Church where she attended diligently. She was a dedicated and faithfully member for over 50 years and served faithfully as a Good Samaritan, Stewards #1 and #2, Women’s Missionary Society, Senior Usher and Kitchen Advisor until she was unable to attend services due to declining health. In 2019, she was nominated as the Church Mother.
Through the years, Hattie has been a woman of strong character and great wisdom. She had many skills and enormous compassion. Her strength and dignity did not come from life achievements; they are a result of her reverence of God. We can saw her as an inspiration to all. We cannot be just like her, but we can learn from her. Her life history shows us how to become wise, make good decisions, and live according to God.
For over 40 years, she worked as a home care worker until the age of —. Her hobbies were cooking, gardening, and spending time with family. She always believed in sharing and she fed everyone. Anyone who stopped by her home, she would feed them. She wanted you to have some of what she had. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, mother-in-law, auntie, cousin and a dear friend, but most importantly a child of God. She always greeted you with a smile and a calm loving spirit. She was affectionately known as “Peggy” Grandma Peggy, Aunt Peggy and Ms. Peggy to many along with Peggy Leg.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Isaac Duffie and Marvin (Martha) Duffie, Sr, Nora Johnson, Robert (Carrie Geter) Clines, George Clines and James Clines and Mattie Sinkler.
Hattie is survived by her son; Bill (Carrie) Duffie: daughter-in-law, Willie Mae Duffie of Wedgefield, SC: a grandson and caregiver, Elder Dameon C. Duffie of the home, nine additional grandchildren; Willie (Polina) Davis of Hampton, VA, Isaac (Knadja) Davis, Dimetria (Ylysees) Bell, Patrica Duffie and Terrence Duffie all of Wedgefield, SC, Jason (Stacie) Duffie of Olanta, SC,
Billy Duffie of Orangeburg, SC; Sheraunda Duffie of Sumter, SC and Marvelette Davis of Charlotte, NC; additional caregiver, Makeylia Wilson of Dalzell, SC; thirty-four great-grandchildren, twenty-eight great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The beautiful legacy and memory of Mother Hattie Duffie’s kindness, compassion, generosity, humor and love will continue to live in the hearts of her family and friends for generations. "For I am sure that neither death nor life ... nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39