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Mrs. Roxie Trower-Duncan

March 18, 2022

Obituary

Roxie Anna Trower Duncan was born February 23, 1928, to the late Milton and Carrie Satchell Trower in Northampton County, Virginia. Roxie completed her education at the Cape Charles Colored School in Cape Charles, Virginia, and briefly attended Franklin City Schools. On February 18, 1968, she married the late Wade M. Duncan, Sr. Roxie was known as a trusted and reliable person.
 

She earned an honest living through self-employment as a housekeeper, caregiver, and commercial cleaner. Roxie served countless homes, families, and businesses in the towns of Cape Charles and Cheriton, Virginia. She retired from the Eastern Shore Railroad in the ’90s. She was employed with Rayfield’s Pharmacy, Cape Charles, Virginia, until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Roxie was a dedicated and long-time member of Mt. Sinai Gospel Tabernacle, Cape Charles, Virginia. Later she joined the Full Gospel Church, Cheriton, Virginia, where she was also a dedicated and long-time member until her health began to fail. She was known for her gift of laughter and singing. Her favorite songs to sing were “This Train Is a Clean Train, Jesus My Hope Is In You, and You’ve Got to Move.” Roxie was a Cape Charles matriarch and affectionately known by many as “Foxy Roxie.” She was known for her infamous laugh, unique fashion, and genuine love towards everyone she met. She often encouraged others to “trust in the Lord and live a long life,” and to the ladies, as a gesture to be safe, she would say, “watch your clippers and your dippers.” In humor, she would say, “I used to be young and restless, and since my husband passed, I’m old and rusty.” Roxie set clear boundaries, “I don’t talk about nobody. What they do is between them and God” and “I don’t judge others, but I don’t sing blues, and I don’t dance for the devil.”

Roxie enjoyed “sight-seeing” with her husband until his health failed, shopping, being chauffeured around, attending her great-grandchildren Keondre Ames and Courtney Smaw sporting events, spending time with her great-great-granddaughter Nataliah Ames, and dining out. Some of her favorite places to eat were, Sting-Ray’s, Tim’s Place, Rayfield’s, and IHOP. Over the summer months she enjoyed and looked forward to visits from her children and grandchildren from out-of-town.

Roxie leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, George Trower and Kenny Trower and one daughter, Johannah Johnson; nine stepchildren, Dorothy (Albert) Chisum, Vivian (John) Robinson, Roseann Finney, Wade Duncan Jr., Charles Duncan, John Duncan, William Duncan, Louis (Rosa) Duncan and James (Laura) Smith; seven grandchildren, Pastor Leroy Trower, Shante (Don) Prestridge, Felissa Thomas, Minister Monica (Donald) Gray, Evangelist Charlena Jones, Joanna (Minister Terrance) Barnes, and George Trower; twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Washington and Mary Trower; one brother, David Trower Sr. and a sister-in-law, Margaret Trower; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis Johnson Jr. and Albert Trower; one grandson, James Trower; four brothers, Milton Jr., James Sr., Robert and Elton Trower; one nephew, Michael Trower; and one brother-in-law Lorenzo Washington. Also left to cherish her memories, she would refer to two special friends as her “white daughters” Wendy Harclerode and Pam Froman.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Full Gospel Church
22340 Bayview Cir
Cape Charles, VA 23310

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Full Gospel Church
22340 Bayview Cir
Cape Charles, VA 23310

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