ANN BROCK DUKE Ann Brock Duke, age 71, passed away at noon on April 22, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving and adoring husband and children, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Eastern North Carolina to Marshall and Jenny Brock in 1942. She graduated from Meredith College and was a successful business owner, co-founding Indoor Plantscaping of Greensboro NC, which provided beautiful interior plant design for businesses in the Triad and Triangle areas for over thirty years. Married to William (Bill) Duke, she retired to a beloved historic home in Southport, NC where she and Bill continued to live until her death. With their combined skills, she a Master Gardener, they enhanced and beautified their historic property and created a welcoming and beautiful space for their family and friends. She delighted in her family, providing the best grandparent time and location for biking, sailing, and just being together. Enjoying her bridge group, garden club, book club, Cape Fear Yacht Club, yoga, and simply spending time with her many dear friends; she also was instrumental in the establishment of the Southport Waterfront Market, involved in the Dosher Memorial Hospital Annual Gala and volunteered in many other efforts for the benefit of her community. She is survived by her husband, William O. Duke, three daughters Martha (JC) Poindexter of Roanoke VA, Virginia (Jeffrey) Mayone of Raleigh NC, Shannon (Amy Zeller) Lambeth of Decatur GA and three step-children Charlotte (Tom) Duke Englehart of Raleigh NC, Bill (Kellie) Duke of Raleigh NC, and David Duke of Wilmington NC. Gigi will be so very missed by all of her beautiful grandchildren - Taylor, Parker, Maggie, Matthew, Mary Virginia, William, Georgia, Emma, Wyatt, and Lucas. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport NC on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11am and on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC. You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.comPeacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Apr. 24, 2014