Kelley Lynn Dukes of Millsboro, DE passed away suddenly into the loving arms of God after a short illness on Saturday, December 26, 2020. She was 54 years old.
She was born in Milford, DE to Wayne and Linda Messick Dukes on August 20, 1966. Kelley is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Granville and Kathleen Messick and paternal grandparents Arvil and Pauline Dukes whom she loved dearly.
Kelley graduated from Indian River High School in 1984 and then went on to receive degrees from Golden Beacom College and Wilmington College. She worked in the banking industry. Her career began at the Baltimore Trust Bank and for the last 20 years she had worked for the County Bank in Rehoboth. Kelley was a member of Hickory Hill U.M. Church where she served on the Finance Committee, Worship Committee, and the Administrative Board. She enjoyed vacations in Disney World, Clearwater Beach, FL, Lancaster and Philadelphia PA and Williamsburg, VA. She loved sunrises and sunsets, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Dallas Cowboys. Kelley was a wonderful daughter, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her parents Wayne and Linda Dukes of Millsboro, DE, an uncle, Garland Messick (Brenda), cousins Julie Verbanic (Stephen), Pam Shockley (Jeffrey), GG Messick, II (Kristina) and Emily Pettyjohn (Dave). Also surviving are her best friends Kathy and Jeff Revel and their sons Chris (Kasey) and Justin whom she considered her nephews. Other friends surviving her are Sonja (Robert) Ames, Keetie (Jeff) Hopkins and Leolga (Dallas) Wright and their families. She also leaves behind her great aunts Catherine Justice and Pauline (Ronald) Clogg as well as many extended family members and friends.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions, services will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Kelley’s memory to Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, C/O Roy Rogers, 28209 Walt Carmean Lane, Millsboro, DE 19966.
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HICKORY HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
C/O ROY ROGERS, 28209 WALT CARMEAN LANE, MILLSBORO DE 19966