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Friday July 2nd, 2021

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Mary Lou McFarling Duke

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

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lou Duke

Betty K. Morris Jul 19 2021 11:29 AM

She was a wonderful teacher. I am 60 years old. She introduced me to Little House on the Prairie books and I never forgot it. She was my favorite teacher. So sorry for your loss and prayers for her family.

Robin Jones Jul 5 2021 10:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lou Duke

Barbara Duke Jones sister in law Jul 5 2021 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Lou Duke

Carla Mills (niece) Jul 5 2021 2:46 PM

Such a sweet lady.

Lynn Carter Jul 2 2021 8:19 AM

I have so many pleasant memories.... Mary Lou had a twinkle in her eye that hinted at deep thoughts she chose to keep to herself.. Already missing her with visit restrictions of this past period. Always in Christ, Betsy McFarling

Betsy McFarling Jul 1 2021 5:54 PM