August 2020

Duffy McCoy

April 18, 1953
August 21, 2020

Ponte Vedra

Duffy McCoy

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Duffy McCoy, 67, crossed over peacefully with her husband by her side on August 21, 2020 at her home in Ponte Vedra, FL.  She was born to Harry and Jean McCall on April 18, 1953 in Berea, OH.  Duffy would move to Fort Lauderdale in 1971.  She is survived by her loving husband, Brian; son, Timothy; two grandsons, Tyler and Joshua; stepson, John and her sister, Shaleen Edmundson

Duffy and her husband, Brian, moved to Jacksonville from Fort Lauderdale in 2003 to be close to Mayo after her liver transplant.  She joined JCC in 2013. She helped organize club outings and served on the 2016/2017 banquet committee where her enthusiasm for winning prizes created a fun raffle at the banquet.

When she first joined the club one of the former members told her that it took years to win a ribbon. After hearing this, Duffy was determined to prove her wrong and she did. She was a wonderful photographer and there were no boundaries for her creativity and imagination when she looked through the lens. Her images won ribbons at JCC and FC3 including yearend competitions. She successfully sold her photos as greetings cards and this summer Plymouth Cards selected one of her images to be included in their 2020 fall catalog.

Duffy was full of life despite her compromised health from her liver transplant and even after she was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2019. Her witty and fun personality made everyone laugh and there was never a dull moment in her company. She was genuine and not afraid to share her thoughts and opinions.

Duffy loved all animals and the animals loved her back just as much.  Especially horses captured her heart and after her liver transplant she became an equine massage therapist. She used to say that the horses fed her soul while she worked on them.

Besides her passion for photography, Duffy loved the beach, Tai Chi (she was a certified Tai Chi instructor), traveling (especially France made her heart sing), energy work, ballroom dancing. She had a sweet tooth for bundt cakes and chocolate.

Anyone who had the privilege to be a friend of Duffy’s knew he or she could count on her to be there for whatever was needed. She will be missed. As she would say: Peace, Love, Laughter and Happiness. Namaste!

Duffy woke up every morning with a smile on her face and it stayed with her all day long, she never stopped giving even when she was living her last days

Duffy requested that her family and friends celebrate her life and not mourn her passing, she honestly had no regrets.  Private family services will be held at Ponte Vedra Valley.