Cynthia Joyce DukeCynthia Joyce Duke, 59, of The Colony, died peacefully Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at her parents' home in Denton from end stage metastatic
.Cindy was born on June 6, 1957, in Dallas and grew up there and in Paris and Denton. She graduated Denton High School and from Texas A&M with a degree in Parks and Recreation in 1979. After graduation she took additional classes in accounting at North Texas State University and was employed for a number of years as Assistant Controller, Property Accountant, at Bradford Realty in Dallas.Cindy never married. She was actively involved in the lives of her family and many friends. She enjoyed traveling and took several trips to Europe with her family and friends. She was a kind and loving soul who had a special place in her heart for disadvantaged children. She was a longtime supporter of the children's advocacy organization, Compassion International.Cindy is survived by her parents, Wallace (Tim) and Martha Duke of Denton; her brother Kenneth and his wife, Brenda Watkins Duke, of Garland; Kenneth and Brenda's children, April Duke of The Colony, Kyle Duke and his wife Jill and two children of Little Elm, and Adam Duke and his wife Stephanie and their two children of Frisco; her brother Dennis and his wife, Lorna Watkins Duke, of Mart; Dennis' children Patricia Duke of Aledo and Derrick Duke of Plano; as well as a host of extended family and friends.Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Highland Baptist Church in Denton at 2:00 P.M. with Brandon McCarroll officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church prior to the service between 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. A private family graveside will be held at a later date at the Kirk Cemetery, Limestone County. Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.The family is especially grateful to the doctors and staff at Texas Oncology and Cindy's caregivers at Kindred Hospice Memorial donations may be made to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997.