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Christopher "Lil' Chris" Duke

October 18, 2000 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 16)

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        Christopher “Lil Chris” Duke was born on October 18, 2000 to Christopher Montelle Duke and Ramanda Lashon Duke in Crossett, AR.  He accepted Christ at an early age and he joined Davis Memorial Church. 
        Christopher was an angel sent from heaven. He was a very respectful and a loving person. Everyone loved Lil Chris. He had a distinct personality and he love to make people happy. He loved his family and friends and was close to his brothers. He would always make the statement to his brothers, “I am the Lil big brother”. 
       Lil Chris had the opportunity to do what some people never get a chance to do and that LIVE HIS DREAM. Lil Chris have been turning back flips since he was very young and on this year he tried out and made the Crossett Eagle Cheer Squad. Christopher attended Crossett High School where he was a member of the Student Counseling, FMLA, and the Crossett High School Cheerleaders.  He also was a member of the Xtreme Athletics Cheer & Tumbling in Monroe, LA where he was the captain of the Jump Team.  He was dedicated in becoming the best male cheerleader ever at CHS and he was good at what he did. He was an All-American Nominee for National Cheerleading Association. He was looking forward to cheering for his brother S’Quan on the football field this year. This would have been the only year Lil Chris had the opportunity to cheer for his brother. Chris also loved the Arkansas Razorbacks. He and his brother would rival during the LSU and Arkansas game and Chris would give him a hard time. As for College Chris loved the Razorbacks and S’Quan loved LSU, so we know cheering for his brother after high school was out.
       On July 13, 2017 Lil Chris transitioned peacefully at home from his earthly home to his heavenly home. He was preceded in death by his aunt Katrina Duke; maternal great-grandmother: Bernice Smith, his paternal great-grandparents: Lottie and Richard Williams. Three great uncles James “Sonny boy” Smith, Jr. William “Manboy” Rogers, and Ricky “Duke” Smith.
       He leaves to cherish his memories: His parents: Christopher and Ramanda Duke of Crossett, AR; Three brothers: Tyrone Duke, Christopher Duke II and S’Quan Duke; maternal grandparents: Bobby “Gabi” Williams and Millie “Jimmy” Washington both of Crossett, AR; paternal grandparents: Robert “Ann” Duke and Verna R. Duke both of Crossett, AR;  one great- grandfather: James Smith, Sr. of Crossett, AR; Five uncles: Elder Tredrick Simon of Maumelle, AR, Edgar “Tracy” Cotton and Scott"Nicole"Williams of Crossett, AR, Armondo “Chanel” Duke of Tahlequah, OK, and Rodrigues “Deidre” Duke of Atlanta, GA. Seven aunts: Lashawn “Joe” Chapman, Kimberly Rogers, Kimberly Smith and Chasity Duke all of Crossett, AR and Ashley Duke of Fayetteville, AR.  Selena and Natalie Williams of Crossett, AR. 
A special niece and nephew Alaycia and Messiah Duke and a host of love one that loved him dearly. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22 2017 at the Crossett Municipal Auditorium at 3:00 pm.

Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2017 from 11 until 7 at the Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, Arkansas.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
July 21, 2017

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
the chapel of Mitchell Memorial
2501 hwy 82 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 22, 2017

3:00 PM
Crossett Municipal Auditorium
1100 Main Street
Crossett, AR 71635

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 22, 2017

Westview Cemetery
Crossett, Arkansas
Crossett, AR 71635


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