Barbara Dale Owens Duncan, age 84, a resident of Baker and native of Centreville, Mississippi was called to her eternal resting place on October 2, 2017 at Grace Health and Rehabilitation Center. Barbara was active in the Homemakers Club and was very involved with her children as they grew up. She was very dedicated to her family and extended family and she treated everyone that entered her home as if they were her family. Barbara enjoyed traveling, quilting and going to the bluegrass festivals.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Randall Leon Duncan and wife Anna, David Carroll Duncan, Sr. and fiancé Dionne Vessier, Keith Alan Duncan and wife Sheryl; 8 grandchildren, Mellissa E. Craig and husband Kerry, Joshua L. Duncan and wife Brooke, Ansley E. Duncan, Frank D. Lees, Trevor Youngblood, Courtney Caruso, Zachary Caruso, and Ashley Peeples and her husband Josh; and 8 great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Elizabeth, Priya, Joshua Jr., Cheyenne, Lakelyn, Kayden, and Klayten. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Riddle.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Herman “Leon” Duncan; parents, Murray Van Eaton and Annie Lucille Owens; oldest grandson, David C. Duncan, Jr.; brothers, Murray Jr, Thomas, and Jerome Owens.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. The graveside service and burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Mississippi.
Donations may be made to OLOL Foundation, PO Box 84357, Baton Rouge, LA 70884. Please make checks payable to “OLOL Children’s Hospital” and specify “Freestanding Children’s Hospital” in the memo line.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Although I only saw Ms. Barbara in the last five or six months, I so enjoyed talking to her when I visited my friend who was her roommate at Grace. I have thought since the first day I saw her there that she seemed to be familiar to me and now I know it was most likely from a bluegrass event.
I pray for comfort and peace for her family and friends as you hold memories of her in your hearts.
Dorothy Swain StarnsPride, LA
David, Randy and Keith, my heart is so sad for y'all. I loved your mom. She was so sweet and kind to me and my girls and she always treated me like family. Im so sorry we couldn't make it to the services, I only learned of the news this morning. Our prayers are with you all.
Kim Nettles and Taylor & Raygan Owens
Kim NettlesVentress, LA
Please accept our most sincerest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant your family strength an serenity through this difficult moment your family is enduring. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved one. "There is going to be a resurrection," the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. "Do not be amazed at this, "Jesus assures as, "for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"-John 5:28,29
Randy, David and Keith - We are so very sorry to hear about your mama. She and your daddy were very special friends to my mamma and daddy. Our family will be praying for all of y'all as you go through this very hard time. Please know we are here for all of y'all and would love to stay in touch. God Bless You!!
Sara Daniels Langhetee, Hilda Daniels and all of the Daniels family
Sara LangheteeWalker, LA
I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU AS ONE OF THE LOVLIEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN. WILL BE OUT OF TOWN JUST WANT YOUR FAMILY TO KNOW I AM THINKING AND PRAYING FOR THEM AND THE GREAT LOSS OF SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT.
Christine ColemanBaker, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time but know that it was a very joyous time for Aunt Bobbie to be where she has wanted to be since Uncle Leon died and now they are reunited and happy again. She was always so sweet and loving to all of us and we always enjoyed camping and spending time with them.
Debbie, Ruth and Sam and Charles
The Riddle FamilyDenham Springs, LA