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MINNIE LEE DUKES, AGE 91 LAKE PROVIDENCE, LOUISIANA Cox Funeral Home Lake Providence, Louisiana Funeral services for Minnie Lee Dukes, age 91, of Lake Providence, Louisiana will be 2PM, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Northside Church of Christ, Lake Providence, Louisiana with Leon Hart Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Providence Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 12PM until service time at the Northside Church of Christ Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Troyce Benton Dukes; daughter, Brenda Simmons; parents, Rufus Carroll Hart and Jettie Louisa "Lou" Hart; sister, Maxine Hart Hopkins; brothers, Leon Hart and Ray Hart. Minnie is survived by her sons, Johnny Dukes and Lynn Dukes, both of Lake Providence, Louisiana; daughter, Paula Weems of Swartz, Louisiana; son, Mark Dukes of Oak Grove, Louisiana; numerous grandchildren, number of great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Hart Todd of Oak Leaf, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Of being a servant, Paul said in I Corinthians 10:34, “Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.” Minnie Lee was a servant. Her life was spent doing for others. It would not be a stretch to say that every single one of her church family has had their feet under her table, and many, many others. She fed her world. I have so often heard church family members talk about her mentoring and kindness. And she was kind. To everyone. Minnie Lee had five children, but you would never know. Because her heart and her house were always full of other children and other people. She had an open door policy for anyone in need, and she took care of those needs. Minnie Lee loved to cook - and cooked a lot. If you went to her house, the first thing she did is try to feed you. She also sewed. She was a collector, and loved to go to garage sales. She loved to travel with her family. She loved to read. And she loved old Westerns. Each and every one of her children, grandchildren, church family, and her nieces and nephews that she treated like her own could give you their own story and memories of this precious lady. Her last remaining sister, Marilyn, was her lifeline, and she talked to her everyday. Marilyn will tell you now how hard it was not to be able to pick up the phone and talk to her sister. But most of all, Minnie Lee loved her family. She loved her grandchildren so much. She talked of each and everyone of them, and held on to the memories of them all. In I Corinthians, Paul quoted Jesus. “But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.” Christ’s power rested in Minnie Lee. God lived in her, and she was an example to us all. It’s hard to put into words the love you have for someone so near and dear to your heart. But we can all rejoice and be glad in this day because there is no doubt that Minnie Lee is now in the hands of her Heavenly Father. She has gone home. Pallbearers will be Chris Dukes, Neil Dukes, Jesse Dukes, Nathan Dukes, Bill Hopkins, Nolan Tyson. To leave condolences to the family www.coxfuneral.com.

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