Olivia D. Duff

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Ms. Olivia D. Duff, affectionately known as Susie, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2023, at the age of 65. She was born on February 24, 1958, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Oliver Sr. and Charlie Mae Duff, although her family celebrated her birthday every year on February 27th. Susie was a cherished member of her community, leaving behind a legacy of love, joy, and compassion.

Susie received her education from Licking Heights High School, where she formed lifelong friendships and cultivated her passion for learning. After completing her studies, she dedicated herself to caring for children, both her own and those in her extended family. Her nurturing spirit and warm heart made her a beloved figure in the lives of many.

One of Susie’s greatest pleasures in life was cooking. Her delicious meals brought people together, creating lasting memories around the dinner table. She took immense joy in preparing meals for her loved ones and ensuring that everyone’s appetites were satisfied. Susie had a particular fondness for Pepsi, Juicy Fruit, and Kentucky Fried Chicken, which added an extra sprinkle of happiness to her gatherings.

In her leisure time, Susie found solace in listening to Old School R&B music. The soulful melodies of artists like Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, and Lenny Williams provided a soundtrack to her life, evoking nostalgia and sweet memories. Additionally, Susie was an ardent supporter of The Ohio State Buckeyes, cheering on her favorite team with unwavering loyalty.

Sadly, Susie was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved son Darryl Duff Sr., her grandsons Curtis Duff Jr. and Darez Duff, and her nephew David Duff. While she is deeply missed by those who knew and loved her, her memory lives on through the lives she touched.

Left to cherish Susie’s memory are her loving daughter, Bryandria Marie Duff, devoted sons, Curtis Anthony (Takai) Duff and George Bester. She also leaves behind her brothers Oliver Duff Jr., Paul Duff, and Jeffrey Duff, as well as her sisters Beverly Jones, Diane Duff, and Kathy Duff. Her 14 grandchildren will forever hold her dear in their hearts.

Susie had a wide circle of friends who were an integral part of her life. Among them, her special friend Alvin Lockhart and her best friend Cathy Banks shared countless precious moments and supported her throughout her journey. Additionally, Susie’s memory will be cherished by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whose lives she enriched with her love and kindness.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace North, located at 2500 Cleveland Ave. Those who are unable to attend in person can stream the service and offer condolences to the Duff Family at www.TheChapelofPeace.com. The website also provides the opportunity to order flowers and view a video tribute dedicated to Susie’s life.

Ms. Olivia D. Duff, aka Susie, will forever be remembered for her loving nature, her culinary talents, and her unwavering devotion to her family and friends. May her soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory continue to bring comfort and inspiration to all whose lives she touched.

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  1. Sunshine Wilkey Culbreath "Ronnika"

    The good memories are innumerable! My childhood was spent in her presence. Pinetree, 17th and Gilbert. I’m grateful for all of the laughter and for my brothers children. I’m sure you Daryl and Bryan have found one another. There was only one Susie Duff! Although she has left this earth her memory will live on through those who love her. She will live on through the stories loved one will share about her. I send love and prayers to all who are missing her.

  2. Going.to.miss.my.sister.Susie.aka OLIVLIA.Deheavenley.Duff

  3. i love you aunty forever and after you really messed me up with this one I know CJ and Darryl and rez and grandpa and grandma happy to see you ion know if im ready for this one- fatfat

  4. Kathleen Zepeda

    To my beautiful sister Susie Duff. I waned to be at you’re funeral but the airlines and weather was very bad. I loved you as a friend and sister, We shared a lot together growing up. I remember Paul, Jeff and you and me spending precious time together in Reynoldsburg Ohio at Mama house and Mr. Jo e.
    You are a jewel who cared for others more than yourself. You had a heart of gold and you watch Pauls kids until the end of you’re journey my dear and precious sister. I miss you and mama so much. I will start calling the family weekly because tomorrow is not promise to us and life is short.
    I lived as you know in riverside ca, and I’m a Christian of 22 years. I believe in a never dying doctrine, its a spiritual and holy ghost church. Church of the latter rain. Bro. Hawkins. The soul lives forever at the end of my journey. I feel such peace in my life because of Jesus.
    I will cherish the pictures of us together susie and will remember the coke and snickers you would eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    I will visit the family yearly because life is short.

    To God Be The Glory

  5. Heaven have a beautiful Angel Susie will be missed very much I am going to miss you sis and Oliver and Mison and Myself RIP Love You

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