Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:31

Mary Elizabeth Strickland Duke

Mary Elizabeth Strickland Duke, 83, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids.

Mrs. Duke was born, January 29, 1935, in Northampton County to the late John and Sarah Bridgers Strickland.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duke was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “Sonny” Duke Sr. and her three brothers, John Strickland, Wilton Strickland, and Wingate Strickland.

Surviving are her children, Sue Duke Barnes and husband, Steve; Cheryl Duke Harper and husband, Eddie; Sandra Lassiter; R.W. Duke and wife, Margaret; brother, Milton Strickland; grandchildren, Jonathan Barnes and wife, Texie; Christy Thacker and husband, Neal and Tina Lassiter. Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Thacker, Justice Thacker, David Thacker, Sarah Thacker, Jacob Barnes and Julie Barnes. 

The family will receive friends at Askew Funeral Service- Jackson Chapel in Jackson, NC, Friday, February 23, 2018, from 7-8:30 pm.  

Randy Crowder will conduct a graveside service Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:00 am in the Futrell Family Cemetery.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Jackson, NC 27845.

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