Barbara Ann Shoun Duke

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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“I shall pass this way but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Barbara Ann Shoun Duke, 76, Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord, Monday, December 11, 2023, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born November 27, 1947 to the late Cameron and Omalee Lyons Shoun.
Barbara was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired nurse after 39 years of service. She was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church and was over the Young People for many years. She was the WMU Director for several years and active in the Baptist Association. She went with First Baptist Church for several years to do mission work. She also went with Hampton First Baptist to do the Shoe Box Ministry for many years.
Barbara was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Carter County Library Club. She was an Elvis fan and an Atlanta Braves fan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48-1/2 years, Bennie Duke, who died July 15, 2017.
Survivors include her daughters, Melissa Duke and Desiree Duke; a special cousin whom she loved dearly, J.D. Arnold and wife Debra; her brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sandra Duke of New Port Richey, Fla.; and several friends she knew over many years, Linda Cracraft of Utah, Yvonne Crowe, Carolyn Stonecypher, Cindy Bunten, Joyce Williams, Bonnie Carr, Ruby Smith, and Carolyn Blevins. She leaves behind her furry pets, Blue and Callie and Miss Kitty.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, at Harmony Baptist Church with Pastor Eric Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Emmert Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Lyons officiating. Active pallbearers will be Mike Williams, Joe Williams, Lance Treadway, Bobby Morris Jr., Tim Pilk and Adam Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Cracraft and men and women of the church. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Dialysis Center and to Dr. Wingard for his great care. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m., prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Duke family.

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