Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy W. Duke, age 75, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester with Pastor Scott Parkison officiating.
Burial will follow in New Redden Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, November 7 at Manchester Funeral Home and from 9:00 AM until time of service on Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Duke passed away Wednesday morning at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Duke was born in Wilson County, TN, the daughter of the late Walter L. and Blanch Lowe Wrather.
Before retirement, Nancy was the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for Coffee County Board of Education. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband. She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Ralph Wrather; one sister-in-law, Francis Wrather; three brothers-in-law, Wendell Price, David Craighead, and Charles Todd
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Melvin Duke of Manchester; four children, Jeff (Nancy) Duke of Murfreesboro, John (Joleana) Duke of Rockvale, Jill Taylor of Murfreesboro, and Jackie (Ron) Wright of Manchester; one sister-in-law, Sue Wrather; six brothers, Joseph “Billy” Wrather, Sam (Linda) Wrather, Larry (Donna) Wrather, Warren (Carol) Wrather, David (Linda) Wrather, and Bruce (Gail) Wrather; three sisters, Cora Ella Price, Dorothy Craighead, and Naomi Todd; eight grandchildren, Anna (Matt) Frye, Abby Duke, Austin Duke, Joel Duke, Jake Duke, Bryan Taylor, Kacey Wright, and Matthew Wright; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.