L C DUKES, JR. came into this world on February 9, 1951 in Terrell, Texas, to the late L C Dukes, Sr. and Marie Primus Dukes. He was affectionately called “Brother”. He made his triumphant transition to glory on August 11, 2022 at 12:20 a.m., with his eyes looking toward Heaven. Assuredly, the angels rejoiced at his arrival.
L C DUKES, JR. grew up in Terrell. He met and married the late Mrs. Gladys Steele-Wilson in 1977. From this union One Son was born, Jeremiah Dukes.
L C DUKES, JR. was married to Dr. Phyllis Laws-Dukes in 2006.
They had been married for 15 years at the time of his passing. Their union joined her daughter Dr. Lynea N. Laws-Jacobs and an engrafted daughter Dr. Samantha J. Evans.
He also leaves to cherish memories his Son Jeremiah Dukes, two sisters, Mrs. Luel Jones, Mrs. Patsy Primm (Lenny). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, five engrafted grandchildren, extended family and friends. Waiting to welcome him home is his parents, siblings, Ida Marie Davis, Roberta Robinson, Preston Morris, Arthur Roy Dukes.
Answering the call to salvation at the age of 16 in May 1969 and accepting the call to the Ministry in June 1971. He has facilitated many revivals, set up churches and served the men and women of God. Bishop Dukes was also anointed with musical talent playing the organ, keyboard, and guitar.
Bishop Dukes was an exciting, dynamic and innovative member of the clergy. His sermons promoted spiritual, social and intellectual growth among his audiences. He preached from a solid scriptural foundation, bringing to light new understanding and applications of Kingdom principals.
He served God as a Teacher, Elder, Deacon, Christian Education Director, later was elevated to the office of Bishop. He trusted God completely and listened daily for God’s instructions. He was selfless, lived to please God and tried to allow God to order his steps. He was a great example of a man that followed God, and there is no doubt his legacy followed him to Heaven.
Bishop Dukes’ goal was to help keep families together, because a strong family helps to strength the core values as a nation. In addition to Pastoring within the four walls, Bishop Dukes worked with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Religious Volunteer/Mentor with children of prisoners between the age of 4-21 years old, helping to bring out the God given greatness within each of them.
This servant of the Most High God will be missed.