George Mitchell Duke, Sr.

George Mitchell Duke, Sr.

George Mitchell Duke, Sr.

February 25, 1925 – December 1, 2020

WENDELL – George Mitchell Duke, Sr.,  95, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday.  He was born in Wake County to the late Charlie Irvin & Annie Horton Duke.  Mitchell retired after 30 years with the Wake County Health Department where he was Environmental Health Director.  He loved dancing & music.  Mitchell was a good & intelligent man who will be missed by many.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Richardson Duke, siblings, Harold Duke, Dewarner Duke, Sr., Christine Duke Hopkins & Maxine Duke King.

He is survived by his children, Mitchell “Mitch” Duke Jr., of Wilmington, Allen Duke of Raleigh, his life partner, Wanda Moore, daughter, Jennifer Louvierre (Tim), son, Joel Gregory (Gwen), grandchildren, Meilani Ikeda & Jonathan Ikeda (Kait).

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association.

Mitchell wanted to tell people, you can live with diabetes, listen to your doctor.  He wanted to leave hope to others.

Graveside service 2pm, Friday, Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell.  He will lie in repose 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Al & Audrey McSwain Posted December 2, 2020 2:09 pm

    Al and I have so many wonderful memories of good times spent with the Duke family. Mitchell had a long, productive life. We are praying for peace and comfort.

  • Dianne Brantley Posted December 2, 2020 2:47 pm

    I’m thankful I had the opportunity to get to know my Uncle Mitchell

  • Gina Lane Posted December 2, 2020 6:14 pm

    Nell and Mitchell were like my second mama and daddy. I have such great memories of them both. I loved going to the state fair and spending all day there and then going to this little trailer that Mitchell had with the health department We would rest up and hit the fair again!! Also have great memories at the beach ! Rest In Peace Mitchell❤️

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