Cover photo for Kathryn Louise "Kaydee" Duckworth's Obituary

Kathryn Louise "Kaydee" Duckworth

November 24, 1941 — May 11, 2024

Daniel Island, SC

Kathryn Louise "Kaydee" Duckworth

Kathryn Louise Duckworth, a self-taught painter and devoted Catholic, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the age of 82. 

Kaydee was deeply committed to the Lord and her faith guided her gently to her eternal rest. She will be missed by her family and friends. 

Born on November 24, 1941, in Logansport, IN. Kaydee was a caring, loving, supportive wife, mom, sister and friend. A talented painter, and a longtime member of the Redding Art League, she created beautiful artworks - some of her favorite subjects were flowers, especially Iris, and she also loved to paint portraits of her family. She wanted the best for everyone and with genuine curiosity, a cheery smile, and warm words of encouragement, she did her best to bring joy and smiles to the lives of those she met. Kaydee was kind and strong to the end of her life, facing each challenge with inspiring courage and bravery. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

Kaydee is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Helen (White) McTaggart. She is survived by her sister, Sue Bredenberg (Terry). 

She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, James Raymond Duckworth; two daughters, Theresa Duckworth and Marie Davis; three sons, Andrew Duckworth (Leah), John Duckworth (Kristi), and Michael Duckworth; as well as six grandchildren - Baze Duckworth, Nya Duckworth, Cedar Duckworth, Vincent Davis, Royal Duckworth, Dave Mitchon, and Donalson Fanord. 

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” ~ John 11:25-26 

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00am, Thursday, May 23, 2024 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 990 Etiwan Park Street, Charleston, SC 29492, 843-471-2121. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St Clare's Home 

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island, 347 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, 843-614-8494.

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church

990 Etiwan Park St, Charleston, SC 29492

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