Joyce Garrett Duke, 102 years old, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Hope, Arkansas.
She was born July 1, 1915 in Stamps, Arkansas to Homer and Lather Aldridge Garrett. She married Harold Penn Duke in 1933 and moved to Hope, Arkansas where they lived 57 years. She gave birth to eight children during their marriage, and God blessed her with 18 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Joyce was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She taught her children those Christian principles which have sustained them through their lives. She cherished more than anything to spend time with her family and always loved preparing a great feast for all who came. Her children would like to thank the Lord Jesus for sharing their mother through the years of their lives she has been their beacon.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Harold, daughter Cornelius, son Jesse, Bruce and Gerald. She is survived by her daughter Peggy, and sons, Winston, Joe and Johnny.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes of Hope.
Online Memorial: pharrfuneralhomes.com