Phillip W. Duke

2021-03-11

Phillip Wedrell Duke, 20, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Fernandina Beach.

Born in Fernandina Beach, he was the son of Shawn P. and Elizabeth Rowland Duke. Phillip was educated in schools of Nassau County and lived his entire life in Fernandina Beach. He worked for Science Interactive in Yulee.

An avid Florida GATORS fan, he also cheered on the Jacksonville Jaguars any time he had the opportunity. In addition to his favorite sports teams Phillip enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and spending time with his family.

He attended Lighthouse Tabernacle. Phillip was a sweet spirited young man who had a heart of gold. He was always helpful wherever he could be and thoroughly enjoyed making people laugh.

Phillip was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Rev. Williard and Jessie Lee Rowland; his paternal grandfather, Phillip Duke; his aunt and uncles, Tina Rowland, Johnny Rowland and Johnnie Boatright as well as his cousins, Jerrod Lightsey and Gary Denmark.

He leaves behind his parents, Elizabeth and Shawn Duke of Fernandina Beach; his sister, Megan (Andy) Love of Fernandina Beach; his niece, Luna Love of Fernandina Beach; his paternal grandmother, Juanita Duke of Tampa; his aunts and uncles, Cynthia Boatright, Lilly (Horace) Jordan, Mary Lynn (James) Lightsey, Joseph Rowland, Tommy Rowland, Robert Rowland, Wedrell (Lynette) Rowland, Henry (Gail) Rowland, Cathy Rowland and Kerry Reese as well as several cousins and other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM.

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

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