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Joan Dukes

Joan Terry Dukes, 75, of Marion Station, Maryland passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Born on January 2, 1946 in Hoopers Island, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruby Travers.

Joan attended and graduated from South Dorchester in Golden Hill.

Taking care of animals was Joan’s favorite pastime.  She sheltered cats, birds and a dog.  Thrift shopping and watching soap operas were things she also enjoyed doing.

Joan was an Elvis Presley fan and was thrilled last year as her niece Kathy took her to see Graceland.

Surviving Joan is her sister Barbara Matthews of East New Market, several nieces and nephews and her companion Loydd Web.

Preceded in her death were sister’s Frieda Johnson, Nancy Stafford, Diane Towers and Loretta Wroten.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 beginning 12 pm at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Rev. Richard Prahl officiating.

A viewing and visitation with family will be held an hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow the service at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Humphries, Donald Edwards, David Lednum and Dale Humphries.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in Joan’s name to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

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My Aunt Joan was someone's special to me. She could tell you every single soap star whom they were married to and life history. She was all about history of everything. She loved her animals, and thrift stores. Her biggest thing was elvis. If you walked into her house you would of walked into an elvis museum. She had everything you could imagine. I will truly miss her. When she left a part of me left with her. Until we meet again Aunt Joan.

Kathy Humphries Jul 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joan Dukes

Jo Ann Ashton Jul 15 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Joan from school I never did know where she went from there ,I am sorry to hear this my sympathy to the family.

Lola Ann Jones Jul 15 2021 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

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