Margaret Ann Duhon “Grammy”

Margaret Ann Duhon, later known as Grammy. She was born, February 1, 1951. My mom was one of the sweetest, most caring people you could ever meet. Always making sure everyone’s needs are met and doing all she can for other people. The saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup” was not true when it came to my mom. She could be on E and still find a way to run an errand for you, but you a treat, or give you a ride. Summer of 2007, mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, she beat the odds and kicked cancers butt!! Then she started always talking about being me and my siblings finding our spouses and being grandma. Well, in 2011 she got her chance and 2 of her kids got married and she gained 3 grandchildren, and by 2019 all kids had gotten married and she had 11 grandkids. It family went from 5 to 19 within 8 years. Everything she ever wanted and more. My mom was a wonderful mama but she was an amazing Grammy! My little girl adored her and the had the sweetest bond. In April of last year mama got food poising from a local restaurant which led to her having to be hospitalized, after a month of being in the hospital she was able to come home. But not without hospital staff dropping her during her stay. Mom struggled with rehab learning to walk again and build her strength, but she did it like she always does. She had been having problems with her knee and in August her doctor finally drained some fluid only to discover that mom had developed a serious infection in her leg that may require amputation. The doctor performed an exploratory surgery just before Labor Day and was able to successfully remove all of the infection from her knee without amputation. During that surgery mom contracted pneumonia which put her back into the hospital and ultimately took her life on September 22, 2020. After everything my mom went through, family was always at the top of her list and she lived the best years of her life over the last 15 years.

After her hospitalization in April last year and almost losing here, we put Covid fears aside and focused on spending time with each other. I had a pho shoot for my daughters 3rd birthday and invited my moms so I could get some good pics of them together. Little did I know that mom would have to leave us less than two months later, but I will always treasure these photos! I am currently pregnant and this baby would have given my mom a dozen grandkids, we were trying to get pregnant for a bit and mom always joked that maybe she would get a bakers dozen.

My heart will be forever broken over losing my mama! I may be an adult now, but I feel like I needed her now more than ever before and there will always be a piece of me that feel missing without her here.

-Kelsey P.