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Mrs. Willie "Billie" Jean Dukes, 84 of Quitman passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Presbyterian Home Quitman. Mrs. Dukes was born January 6, 1934 to the late Willie & Abye Parks Ring. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jerome Dukes of Quitman; children, Deborah (Lee) Medders of Live Oak, Fl, Margaret (Bill) Hardee of Morven, Sylvia Dukes of Mayo, GA., and Kimberly Dukes of Valdosta; seven grandchildren, Deborah Walden, Hugh Hart, Justin Hart, Abby Hardee, Jake Hardee, and Dalton Bruce; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, Larry (Clara) Ring of Alma, GA. Mrs. Dukes was preceded in death by her grandson, Jason Harrell.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Larry Harris officiating. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Maxwell-Purvis Funeral Home.