Jeffery Paul Duckett

    Jeffery Paul Duckett of St. James, Missouri was born on July 24, 1969 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to Melissa Duckett McKelvey and passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 51 years.

    He married June Margaret Trew on June 4, 2016 in St. James, Missouri.
    Before moving to St. James, Missouri, Jeff attended the First Baptist Church of Bonne Terre, Missouri for many years.  
    Jeff worked for McDonald’s in Desloge, Missouri for 27 years then moved to St. James, Missouri in May 2016 to marry his wife June.
    Jeff transferred to St. James McDonald’s where he worked for four years.  Jeff was known and loved by all who knew him from both places of McDonald’s for a total of 31 years (1989-2020).
    Jeff graduated in 1987 from Farmington High School and also graduated in 1989 from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri with an Associates Degree.
    Jeff was a member of First Assembly of God in St. James, Missouri.  He was spirit-filled and baptized into Pentecost.  Jeff was involved in the men’s ministry where he participated in meetings, fund raisers, trips and most of all the monthly Men’s Breakfast which took place at Country Bob’s Cafe on each first Saturday.  
    Jeff lead the church congregation in songs for the Wednesday night services.  He loved the Hymns Book and he knew just about every song.  Jeff loved and served the Lord God with all his heart.  
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucille and Van Duckett.
    He is survived by his wife, June Margaret Trew Duckett; two step daughters, Ella Danielle Barcomb and Emilea Grace Barcomb of St. James, Missouri; mother, Melissa McKelvey of Farmington, Missouri; mother-in-law, Pastor Virginia Trew of Rolla, Missouri; uncles and aunts, Terry and Marie Duckett of Farmington, Missouri and David and Elaine Duckett of Millbrook, Alabama; other relatives and friends.    
    Visitation was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Memorial service as held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Bro. Mick Thrasher officiating. Vocalist was Gene Roark with songs “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “One Day at a Time.”
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.