Sally R. Davidson Duke

Published 9:09 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sally Robeson Davidson Duke, 84, died January 17, 2015 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Carl N. and Lenore S. Robeson. She was predeceased by two husbands Charlie E. Davidson and Cecil L. Duke.



Sally was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member in the choir, active with the United Methodist Women, Needle Craft and the Primetime Singers.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Lovie Davidson Barnhill and husband Bill of Sunbury, N.C.; son Dave Davidson and wife Frances of Suffolk; grandchildren Meredith Barnhill, Braxton Barnhill, Jessica D. Oliva and Chase Davidson; great grandchildren Sarah Beth Lowder and Tyler Garrett Oliva; sister Lane Spratley and husband Bob of Newport News and brother Linton Robeson of Yorktown.

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A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., by the Rev. Myrtle F. Hatcher. Burial will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., on Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Main Street United Methodist Church. Condolences may be registered at