Joan Duncan Stringer
July 23, 1930 – June 4, 2018
Joan Duncan Stringer, 87, died peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Southern Manor Retirement Inn, under the care of Regency Hospice.
Mrs. Stringer was born in Scott County, Tennessee, the second youngest of ten children. She married James Russell Duncan (deceased) and moved to Statesboro in 1948.
Mrs. Stringer was married to Harley Franklin Stringer (deceased) of Statesboro, Georgia.
She was retired from the Statesboro Police Department, where she worked as a dispatcher for twenty years, before which she owned her own beauty salon.
She was a natural storyteller whose common advice to her family was “Can’t? Never Could!”
She is survived by her son, James Russell Duncan, Jr. of Copenhagen, Denmark; daughter, Rhonda Withington of Pembroke; three grandchildren, Bonnie Bravo of Salt Lake City, Utah; Lacey Rosenberg of Washington, DC; and Joani Withington of Macon, Georgia; three great-grandchildren; and chosen family member, Shari Morris of Bowling Green, KY.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 2:00 to 3:00 PM Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, immediately followed by the funeral service in the funeral home chapel officiated by Chaplin Douglas Weisel. The burial will follow in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Stringer family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
- James Russell Duncan Jr., Son
- Rhonda Withington, Daughter
- Bonnie Bravo, Grandchild
- Lacey Rosenberg, Grandchild
- Joani Withington, Grandchild
- Shari Morris, Chosen Family Member
- James Russell Duncan, Husband
- Harley Franklin Stringer, Husband
- Joan also leaves three great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
- A Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Burial Thursday, June 7, 2018
Joan Duncan Stringer
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June 6, 2018
We are deeply sorry for the loss of our Mama 2, but we are thankful that she had a good, long life.
We are proud to say that we were one her ‘chosen’ family members.
Mama 2 is what she preferred to be called by, and she lived up to her name! She was always ready to give us a word of ‘pioneer’ wisdom to chew on!
We loved her visits when we lived around the corner from her in GA. She never came empty handed and never called before she came because she was family!
Our daughter Ravin and I still have items that she would find for us in thrift stores that we would never buy for ourselves, but she knew we could use, and she was right! She helped everyone! And she was one street-smart lady, no one could get over on Mama 2!
She was independent, loving and hard-working- I have never seen a woman clean a church like she did!
I remember coming to the church once to drop stuff off, and she was up on a ladder cleaning mini-blinds! She was in her 70’s then!
When we moved from GA to KY she gave us good advice and sent us off with her blessing, even though it was hard on all of us. We missed her visits and unconditional love. We visited GA when we could and always stopped in to see her.
It will not be the same without her!
We love and miss you Mama 2!
You touched our lives forever and showed us the beauty of true Southern hospitality!
Gone but never forgotten!!
Love, Your kids,
Erick, Trish & Ravin Malpica