OBITUARY

Tama Jeanne Duke

May 14, 1940November 21, 2020
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Tama Jeanne Duke

Waco, TX - Mrs. Tama J. Duke, 80, of Waco, TX passed away with her devoted husband John by her side Saturday, November 21, 2020. On May 14, 1940, Tama Jeanne Jones was born in Nashville, TN. She was the treasured daughter of late John Daniel ‘JD’ Jones and Mary Edna Jones. Growing up she shared her childhood with two brothers and a sister. In 1958, Tama graduated from Sylacauga High School in Alabama. Tama married the love of her life, John Robert Duke on August 30, 1958. They shared 62 years of life’s adventures. Left to cherish Tama’s memory are her husband John; two sons Michael Robert Duke and wife, Devvie of Waco, TX, and Steve Duke and wife, Crystal of Brentwood, TN; two brothers, Mike (Terry) Jones and Danny (Jane) Jones; six grandchildren, Heather, Maygen, Travis, Tyler, Chase, and Wyatt; and six great-grandchildren. Preceding Tama in death was her younger sister, Julie Paris. A celebration of the life for Tama will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Radney Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service and a graveside service will follow at the Marble Valley Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s cure research foundation at curealz.org. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/sylacauga-al/radney-smith-funeral-home/8516.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

  • FAMILY

  • John Robert Duke, Husband
  • Michael Robert Duke (Devvie), Son
  • Steve Duke (Crystal), Son
  • Mike Jones (Terry), Brother
  • Danny Jones (Jane), Brother
  • Heather, Grandchild
  • Maygen, Grandchild
  • Travis, Grandchild
  • Tyler, Grandchild
  • Chase, Grandchild
  • Wyatt, Grandchild
  • 6, Great Grandchildren
  • John Daniel "JD" Jones and Mary Edna Jones, Parents (deceased)
  • Julie Paris, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 27, 2020

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