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Thursday April 8th, 2021

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Rev. Cleveland Strange Duke, Jr.

Rev.Cleveland Strange Duke, Jr., 87, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Penn Nursing Center. A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Jay Willard, Joey Pellino and Chaplin, Patricia Wright officiating. Rev. Duke was born in Beaufort County to the late Cleveland Strange Duke, Sr. and Cecille Patrick Duke and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He served the Lord over fifty years in the ministry at various churches and was always willing to help where he could. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Virginia Ann and Ralph Green. Survivors are his wife, Mary Lou Duke; son, Patrick Cleveland Duke of Gastonia; daughter, Davida Lewis and husband, David of Reidsville; sisters, Ann Saunders and Barbara Jones and several nieces and nephews. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3004 Vance Street Ext., Reidsville, NC 27320 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Cleveland Duke, Jr.

Betty K. Morris Jul 19 2021 1:53 PM

We in Caswell County were saddened to hear of his death. He served the church well for many years.

Tom Pugh Jul 1 2021 7:56 PM

Cleveland was my first cousin on my Mother's side. He was about 16 years older than me, so I did not really know him until he was essentially an adult. He was always kind to me, and interesting to talk to. I remember being very impressed that he had obtained a black belt in judo while stationed in Japan. We saw each other occasionally over the years, and my wife and I enjoyed receiving Church bulletins from the last Church where he served as Pastor. May he rest in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ALAN D GREENE Apr 7 2021 2:49 PM

Davida and family- I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. Your dad was a kind and caring person when he was pastor of Faith Christian Church. Prayers for you and your family.

Brenda Dyson Apr 7 2021 1:08 PM

Davida and family - please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Tammy & Teresa Penn Nursing Center

Tammy Ward Apr 5 2021 4:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Cleveland Duke, Jr.

Diane Vernon Apr 5 2021 3:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Cleveland Duke, Jr.

Dwight Wilson Apr 5 2021 2:44 PM