IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
Tony Curtis Dukes, Sr.
Tony Curtis Dukes, Sr., departed this life in the early morning hours of July 7, 2012. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Willie H. Dukes and Mrs. Essie V. Dukes. He was born October 4, 1956 in Mitchell County, Georgia. He was led to Christ at a very young age, joining the membership of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He later joined Second New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
Tony was preceded in death some few years ago by his eldest son, Tony Curtis Dukes, Jr.
Tony is survived by one son, Reginald (Kimberly) Dukes of Spring Hill Florida, and a grandson, Jaiden of Spring Hill, Florida.
He is also survived by three sisters, Edith (Rosevelt) Murray and Willierene Dukes of Miami, Florida, Teresa (Freddy) Williams of Camilla, Georgia; and three brothers, Arthur Lee Dukes and McArthur Gaines of Camilla, Georgia and Angelo Gaines of Bainbridge, Georgia; two nieces, Kimberly Morris and Brandi Murray of Miami, Florida; two nephews, Shante' (Latrisha) Dukes of Savannah, Georgia, and Bryant Williams of Camilla, Georgia; two great nephews, Keonte Dukes and Jeremiah Williams; one great niece, Makayla Dukes; a close friend, Julia Williams; one uncle, Willie R. (Beatrice) Wilson of Albany, Georgia; a great aunt, Pearleva Maxwell of Tallahassee, Florida; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
The funeral service of Tony Curtis Dukes, Sr., will be conducted Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 4585 Georgia Highway 37, Camilla. Reverend Lorenzo Dotson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Brown, Kenneth Brown, Morris Hill, Tyrone Swann, Bryant Williams, Jack Wilson, Willie Wilson, III.
Interment service of Tony Curtis Dukes, Sr. will follow at Oakview Cemetery.
Following the committal service, the family will receive friends for repast and fellowship at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. Dukes sister, Teresa Williams, at 3776 East Road, Camilla, Georgia.
The funeral cortege will also assemble at the residence of Ms. Williams on Saturday, July 14, 2012, for the service of Mr. Dukes.
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.