NELLIE DUKES DuBOSE, 93 LAKELAND - Nellie Dukes DuBose, 93, of Lakeland passed away on January 10, 2017. Born and raised in Opp, Alabama she moved to Lakeland in 1946. She was a member of Griffin Baptist Church for 50 years and retired as a Postal Carrier in Lakeland with 22 years of service. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents Herman C. and Sara Vada Dukes, her beloved husband Charlie Paul DuBose of Lakeland, son Billy Leon, sister Odie Mae Ray, five brothers Lushion, Otis, Austin, Roland and Olin, all Dukes. She is survived by two sons Clarence and James, two daughters Sara and Mary Lois (Gene) Dorman, brother Foster Dukes, 20 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 34 great great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Tuesday Jan. 17th at Griffin Baptist Church from 9:30-11:00am with Funeral services at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Dover First Baptist Church Cemetery. For those who wish donations may be made to Griffin Baptist Church, 3225 Kathleen Rd., Lakeland, FL 33810. Lanier Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
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