January 6, 2022, 73, Goldsboro –
Retired Master Sergeant Elliott Dukes III, 73, of Goldsboro passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
A private service will be held. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park.
Mr. Dukes was born in Louisiana on May 12, 1948 to the late Elliott Dukes Jr. and Bessie Mosley Dukes.
He was a member of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where he was in charge of food service while his health permitted and a member of the Men’s Fellowship. Mr. Dukes proudly served his country in the United States Air Force retiring as Master Sergeant and retired from North Carolina Department of Corrections. He was also faithful in his memberships with Mizpah Temple No. 66, C.A. Whitehead Consistory No. 188, Blazing Star Lodge No. 839 and the Lady Love Chapter No. 6 (OES). He was also a lifetime member of the NAACP.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Annie Isler Dukes; one daughter, Kimbley M. Dukes of Texas; one sister, Peggy Mosley; two grandchildren; his devoted mother-in-law, Della I. McCullough; devoted cousins, Reverend Walter Dukes, Alano and Esther Isler Johnson and Marie Isler and his special beloved cat, Tango.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Mosley and his two special dogs, Coco and Blade.
Professional services are entrusted to the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.