Dianne Kimberly Dukes

June 19, 1961 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Dianne Dukes Obituary

Ms. Dianne Kimberly Dukes, 61, of Kite, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023, at her residence, following an extended illness.


Ms. Dukes was born June 19, 1961, in Swainsboro to Benny Dukes and Alta Faye Webb Galbreath. She was the middle child of one older and one younger brother. She became a second mama to so many of her children’s friends. She always welcomed them into her home, no matter what the hour. She enjoyed catching and eating fish. She could pick the bones out of her fish by the time she was two years old.  She went down in the history books as the first person to be married on the town square in the boneyard gazebo. She was the best mom.


She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Logan Wade Riddick Dukes.


Survivors include her sons, Ben Dukes of Dellwood, Charlie Stalnaker of Wrightsville; daughter, Michaela Wilkerson (Patrick Wentzel) of Kite; brothers, Darrel Dukes of Swainsboro, Gaines Cannady, Jr. of Dellwood; grandchildren, Aurora Beverly Kay Dukes, Summer Lei Wilkerson, Branson Riot Smith, Oakley Faye Wilkerson, John Payton “Rooster” Wentzel; nieces, Kolbie Cannady, Monique Cooper Hamiel, Misty Rae Skiles; and many friends.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at Chapman Funeral Home.


Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Dianne Kimberly Dukes, 61, of Wrightsville.

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January 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Memorial Service
January 21, 2023

2:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401


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