Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 3, 2013

Joyce Maurine Summerall Duke

Joyce Maurine Summerall Duke was born June 12, 1923 in Tool, Henderson Co., Texas to Vollie Lavon and Anna Verna Jane Reese Summerall. On Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in her home surrounded by her loving family gave her soul into the hands of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and heavenly family for safe keeping.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Harrison Pritchett and Haleigh Necole Cassada; two sisters, Malina Orene Everett and Tabatha “Tince” Brazell; and four brothers, Vernon Lavon, Grady, Willard and Standford Summerall.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Chester E. Duke Jr.; three children, Barbra Baker, Judith Pritchett and husband Larry and Jack Duke and wife Kathy; six grandchildren, Ben Baker and wife Kim, Alan Baker and wife Michelle, Mark Pritchett, Shelly Cassada and husband David, Chester Duke and wife Jana, and Jennifer Slovak and husband Justin. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Melanie Baker, Megan Henderson and husband Casey, Katelynn Baker, Alan Baker Jr., Brett Baker, Skylar Pritchett, Shannon Pritchett, Briar Cassada and wife Crystal, Ruth Slovak, Kristy Warren, Katie Cisneros, and Kinner Reeves; as well as three great-great-grandchildren, Erika Emmett, Levi Cassada, and Henry Henderson; and one sister; Sybil Bates of Corpus Christi.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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