Nellie Dukes Varnado, a retired New Orleans teacher, entered peacefully into eternal rest on July 20, 2013 at the age of 77. She was the devoted wife of A. Ray Varnado and daughter of the late Sie Dukes and Louise W. Brewer. The mother of Amy Varnado, Ivan (Monique) Varnado, Rene T. Holtry, Jerry Varnado, Lenard (Samantha) Brumfield, and the late Phyllis H. Holtry and Thurman S. Holtry. The sister of Sie (Jeannette) Dukes, Lloyd (Theresa) Dukes, Edna Dukes Norah Mason, and the late Betty Dukes and Lenis Dukes. Also survived by a her grandchildren Derrick, Duane and Darren Evans, Corey (Kizzy) Simms, Justin Varnado, Janell Varnado, Nicole Brumfield, Lenard Brumfield Jr., Kendrick Warner and Tyshica Warner, great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and a host of relatives and friends. Services will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 6530 Haynes Blvd New Orleans, LA . Saturday July 27, 2013. Viewing from 11:00 a.m. -12:00. Funeral services at 12:00 noon. Internment at Providence Memorial Cemetery. Services entrusted to Dennis Mortuary
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Published in The Advocate from July 23 to July 26, 2013