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Glenda Faye Duke

Glenda Faye Duke, age 80 of Vernon, Texas, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Mansfield, Tx.

Services were held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11 Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Toby Castleberry officiating. Interment was at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Glenda was born May 19, 1939 in Faxon, Okla. She was the daughter of Virgil and Mary Stone. She married William James (Billy) Duke on Dec. 29, 1964 in Vernon. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2002. She graduated from Vernon College School of Nursing She worked for Wilbarger General Hospital for 38 years, and Dr Carreon’s office for many years. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Wednesday Night Church Meal Program. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Glenda is survived by two sons, Derrick Duke of Mansfield, Tx., and Jimmy Whitehead, of Ft. Gibson, Ore; two daughters, Debbie Lynn Duke and Patty Whitehead, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Ellen Harper of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mildred Cox of Haskell, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Mike Whitehead and Randy Whitehead, and 10 brothers and sisters.

Visitation was Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


  1. Barbara Russell on June 16, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Oh Derrick, I am sooooo sorry. Just found out tonight that she had passed. I texted her three days ago and when I didn’t hear back was concerned for her. She was a dear friend and an awesome nurse. My sister-in-law in Md. saw the obituary and texted to let me know. Sorry I missed her funeral as I would have been there if I had of known. You were the love of her life and you were such a good son to her. She idolized you as I am sure you idolized her. She was “one of a kind”, they threw away the mold when she made her. She will be missed and many people loved and admired her. I am just so sad but hopefully she didn’t have to suffer. Thinking of you and the entire family at this time. Barbara Russell

  2. Joan Batot Wood on July 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    To Ms Glenda’s son Derrick and family-
    My mother, Anna, was a resident at your mom’s AL community in Mansfield. They could not give out your address when I called to check on her yesterday and was so saddened to learn that she had passed away. Seems I had sent her a text around the time she got so ill again, so I now know why there was no reply. She was so very kind and caring to my mom while she lived at CB. Mom had wanted to go visit with her and her other dining mates! I can’t tell you how much her friendship meant to both of us the short time mom was there at CB. She is no longer there so I had no way of reaching out until I found her obituary in the Vernon News. My condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting them when they came to visit. Sawyer especially liked to give her hugs. I now how much your mom is missed. She leaves a great legacy and will be missed!

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