Gwen Rhyne McDuffie

Gwen Rhyne McDuffie

Gwen Rhyne McDuffie

January 24, 1970~July 31, 2022

Gwen Rhyne McDuffie, 52 of Crestview Florida passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 31, 2022.

She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her stories and hilarious sense of humor. Gwen could find humor in the most mundane life circumstances; this was one of her best qualities.

Gwen was born on January 24, 1970, in Leesville, Louisiana to Glenn and Pam Rhyne. She moved to Okaloosa County with her family in 1983 from Peoria, Illinois and lived here locally most of her life. Gwen was a 1988 Crestview High School graduate who loved to refurbish old furniture back to life, go fishing, singing beside her dad (since she was 18 years old) and cooking.

Gwen is survived by her husband of 20 years, William David McDuffie, her sons, Skyler Heller and Justin (Colby) Renfro, her daughters, Samantha (Garrett) Harris, Holley (Tom) McDuffie, her parents, Glen and Pam Rhyne, her brother, Jason (Crystal) Rhyne, thirteen grandchildren, Emma, Zava, Aiden, Addaline, Kaitlyn, Kyla, Hendrix, Lakota, Farrah, Harley, Breah, Raylyn and Carter, her niece, Preslee, her nephew, Jordan, her dogs, Charlie, Biscuit, Bella and Jake, her cat, Louie and close friends she has had her whole life.

A celebration of life for Gwen will be held on September 10, 2022, at the American Legion in Crestview at 6:00 p.m.

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Brackney Funeral Service

August 10, 2022, 6:18 pm

RIP My Gwen

Kathy Epperson

August 10, 2022, 11:07 pm

Willie, Pam and Glenn, my deepest sympathies go out to each of you and the children and grandchildren. My heart breaks for you. Gwen was my daughter’s, Rhonda’s, best friend through Jr. High and High School. When she would come home with Rhonda or spend the night, she brought with her tons of light and laughter. Never a dull moment. I was always glad to see her. I could tell you some funny things!! I was honored when she asked me, as a notary, to perform Sam’s wedding ceremony. My heart goes out to you, each and every one of her family and friends. Love to All.

Judy Crowell

August 11, 2022, 12:48 am

Willie, I know there are no words that truly help at this time, I’m sorry. I lost Art when he was too young as well, you will eventually smile again while remembering and cry at times many years from now at a certain song or memory. Keep the love and good times close to you, it helps. Prayers

Georgia Bodie

August 11, 2022, 1:06 am

My heart breaks for her family! Gwen, was a wonderful person! I remember going to hear her sing with her Dad! What a beautiful voice she had! Fly High sweetheart!

Danielle Gregory

August 11, 2022, 3:18 pm

We are heart shattered and our deepest condolences to all her family and friends! Gwen, I will miss you so much!! Your contagious laugh and hilarious stories!! You will be missed by so many!!! Fly high
I love you!!
Danielle and Mikey Gregory

Rhonda Ward

August 11, 2022, 5:04 pm

Gwen was always a joy to be around! Always smiling and always had something to say to make you laugh. She was more than just a friend to me, she was more like a sister and I will cherish the friendship we had and hold on to all the memories we made over the years. My heart goes out to Willie, her parents, children and grandchildren. Fly High Angel….Until we meet again!

Theresa Gill

August 11, 2022, 7:22 pm

Glen and Pam , I send my thoughts,love,and prayers . I am so sorry for your loss . Love yall , Theresa Gill and family

Mary Selvage

August 13, 2022, 7:40 pm

Love and prayers to Glen and Pam. Gwen was a very special person. She will truly be missed. Sing your sweet song in Heaven beautiful angel.


August 25, 2022, 3:00 am


You were one of a kind, great friend and co-worker. I miss your FaceBook posts, your jokes, and your humor. But most of all, I miss you.

Til we meet again…

Patricia Tousley

September 14, 2022, 3:47 pm

I’m going to miss you so much 🥲🥲

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