Paula P. Duke

Published 7:16 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

Kill Devil Hills – Paula P. Duke, 72, went to be with the Lord April 27, 2019 in Chesapeake, VA. Paula was born in Norfolk, VA on May 12, 1946, the daughter of the late George T. and Bernetta Jarvis. Paula was also predeceased by her son, Harry (Butch) Scheuer Jr.

Paula was raised in South Norfolk and graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1963. From there, Paula gained employment in a number of fields including crane operator for Metro Machines and as Bed Control Supervisor for Norfolk General Hospital where she worked for over 10 years.

While working at Norfolk General, Paula met her soul mate, Joe and the two married in 1984. The couple realized their dream of moving to the Outer Banks and settled down in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Paula worked at several local businesses including the Nags Head Inn, the Quality Inn John Yancey, and Barrier Island Resorts. Paula was most proud, however of co-founding Coastal Cab Company which she ran with Joe for over 18 years. In her spare time, Paula loved watching Fox News and the Hallmark Channel, and travelling with Joe, Becky, and Don. She also looked forward to the monthly “cousin’s dinners” at Southland. Paula and Joe joined Outer Banks Baptist Church where Paula loved worshipping.

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Left to cherish Paula’s memory are her husband, Joseph B. “Joe” Duke Jr. of the Kill Devil Hills residence; her daughter, Christine Vaughan (Carl) of Chesapeake, VA; one sister, Rebecca “Becky” Detmer (Don) also of Chesapeake, VA; her step-son, Joseph B. Duke, III (Christina) of Valley, Alabama; four grandchildren, Jordan, Ryan, Harry, and Robert, as well as a host of cousins, extended family members, friends, and neighbors.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Gallop Memorial Chapel, Barco, NC. Friends are invited to view and visit with the family one hour prior. Pastor John Rowland will officiate. Following the funeral (at 2:30 p.m.) will be the committal and interment at Riverside Memorial Park in Norfolk, VA with Pastor Jacob Tromburg officiating.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.