Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Catherine Frazier Patty LeDuke -- 1916-2015. Mother, Wife, Teacher, Friend.

Hello all, this is Amanda LeDuke, Jimmy's daughter.  We wanted to let everyone know that Catherine passed away this morning, May 6th, in the home she lived in for 75 years.  We will post the official obituary soon, and will surely be posting more remembrances here, but in the meantime, we encourage you to leave your memories of her here and also suggest you visit read through some of these blog postings... there are lots of pictures and good stories worth reading about this amazing woman.

Visitation will be held at the Tiptonville Chapel of the Dyersburg Funeral Home Chapel at 405 Church Street, Tiptonville, TN from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, May 8.  The funeral will be held at Tiptonville First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 9. 

To contact Jimmy directly, email him HERE


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  2. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Mrs. LeDuke was one of my favorite teachers. She made Spanish and the Drama Club interesting. I know she will be missed by many. RIP Sweet Lady.

    Paige (Spence) Baty

  3. Jimmy, my prayers are with you, Sue and your family. She has always been a dear and special lady of LC. Her smile and kind words will be missed by all.
    Monica L. Shull

  4. Mrs. LeDuke was a great role model for me as a youth in Tiptonville. I can't think of the appropriate words to honor her memory, so I will quote the text of the Mass for the dead (which I get to sing quite often, reminding me of my Latin classes at LCHS). Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescat in pace.