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DUKE, Deborah DEBORAH CALLOWAY DUKE Deborah Calloway Duke (aka; Deborah Duke, Deborah Callaway Duke) was born Thursday, October 26, 1950 to the Late Mr. Winston H. Calloway and Mrs. Mattie M. Calloway in Albany, GA, where her mother inspired her love for drama. She was raised in Atlanta, GA, where she finished Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and she received her first formal teacher drama teacher, her Grand Aunt Hattie. At Booker T. Washington HS, she was president of the drama club. After graduating, she attended Xavier University in New Orleans for Speech and drama; then attended Georgia State University. After becoming a wife and mother, she worked and continued to hone her skills as a professional actor doing local theatre. Since 1987, she participated in film, stage, voice-overs and one-one one acting coach. Deborah transitioned Wednesday, October 12, 2010 suddenly. She leaves to cherish her memory: Mattie M. Calloway, Mother; Mr. & Mrs. Andre Oliphant (DeShanna Duke), Daughter; Mary "Kitty" Dillard-Tally, Life-partner, William E. Calloway, Sr., Brother, Winston H. Calloway II., Brother: Melvin Scott III and Dezyer Oliphant, grandsons; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 3 pm in our Cascade Chapel. Family will receive friends starting at 2 pm at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW (Corner of Cascade Rd. near I-285) 404-349-3000 mbfh.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 19, 2010
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