Michael DukesDecember 9, 1966 ~ August 16, 2017 (age 50)
On Wednesday morning August 16, 2017 God called His child and our beloved Michael Antonio "Big Mike" Dukes from this earthly life to eternal rest.
He was born December 9, 1966 in Waycross, GA where he spent most of his childhood. He received his formal education from the Waycross Public School System. He relocated to Springfield, MA where he lived for 10 years returning to Waycross in 1992 where he remained until his demise. He was a member of Greater Mt. Olive Church, Ruskin, GA.
He was employed with the Huddle House of Waycross for many years, Papa Johns Pizza, and his love for cooking led him to Applebee's where began on their very opening until his passing.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Ella Dukes, George and Cora Elam; two siblings, Subrina Dukes and Frankie Dukes.
Those left to cherish his memories includes a loving and devoted companion Sherry Williams; two daughters, Shanequa Dukes and Deroyana Dukes all of Waycross, GA; his father, Ben Dukes, Jr. of Waycross; stepfather, Frankie L. Jenkins and his loving mother, Frankie Lee Jenkins of Mershon, GA; two sisters, Jackie Belt (Calvin) and Stephanie Dukes Smith; one brother, Ben Dukes III, all of Waycross; eight nieces, seven nephews, 25 great-nieces and nephews, four aunts, Sara Da. Hall, Aliene Smith, Ella M. Simon, and Linda Graham (Larry); two uncles, Walter Dukes and Steve Elam, and a host of cousins and friends.