December 21, 1955 ~ December 15, 2020
Baretta Taylor Duke was born in Marshall, Texas on December 21, 1955 and quietly left to be with the Lord on December 15, 2020 at the age of 64.
When Baretta was 2 years old, the family moved to San Antonio, Texas. She attended the public schools in the San Antonio Independent School District. Upon completing high school she continued her education at St. Phillip’s College. It was here she began her social and civic life, being a member of the cheerleading team, the Black Student Union, NAACP and the United Negro College Fund Organization.
Baretta accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, which guided her spiritual journey. She served as founding director of the Anointed for Christ Praise Dance Ministry of Brentwood Baptist Church; president of Renew All Ministries, Inc. In 1999 she married Arthur G. Duke, Jr., their marriage lasted 13 yrs. he will always be a brother in Christ to her family. Baretta served as co-chair of the Deacon’s Wives Ministry from 2009-2010. She was a social butterfly, she would make a friend anywhere she went. Baretta loved being surrounded by her family and friends.
Baretta leaves to cherish her memory her beloved mother, Carrie Taylor; sisters, Velma Riley (Don) and Brenda Cook (Charles); brother, Tyron Taylor (Roslyn) along with 10 nephews and nieces, 18 great nephews and great nieces and 1 great-great nephew. Baretta will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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