09/25/08 — ODESSA R. DUKE

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Jan. 9, 1922-Sept. 23, 2008

Odessa Radford Davis Duke, 86, former resident of Kirkwood Retirement Village, passed away on Tuesday at the Brian Center.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Dunning officiating. Interment will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Sutton officiating.

Odessa was born in Johnston County on Jan. 9, 1922, to the late Thomas Radford and Mary Toler Radford. She was a retired teacher's assistant with the Goldsboro City Schools. Odessa was a member of the Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church and was involved in the Women's Ministries.

Odessa is survived by her sons, Ronny Davis of Goldsboro and Roy Davis of Goldsboro; three grandchildren, Brian Davis and wife, Carolyn of Forest Hill, Md., Kristin Davis of Chesapeake, Va. and Sarah Paul and husband, Andrew of Front Royal, Va.; and her best friend, Christine Jernigan.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the medical staff at the Brian Center for the loving care given to their mother.

The family will receive friends Thursday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on September 25, 2008 1:35 PM