Mary Lou McFarling Duke, 77, of Providence, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Riverside Health & Rehab Center in Danville, VA.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021 at Evergreen Memory Gardens.
Mary Lou grew up in Providence, NC and was a daughter of the late William Alvis McFarling and Margaret Ruth Gourley McFarling. She was a graduate of Campbell College with degree in elementary education and taught school at Cobb and North Elementary School before retiring after 30 years of service. She was a member of Faith Christian Church, where her late husband, Cleveland Duke, served as the minister for many years. She was active in the church and served as a pianist.
She is survived by her brother, Alvis Lee McFarling and wife, Candy; nieces, Lindsay Harris and husband, Lenny and their daughter, Ella Grace, Lauren Ashley McFarling and her daughter, Reagan Lindsay Powell; step children, Patrick Cleveland Duke , Davida Lewis and husband, David.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541