We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Eutawville Community Funeral Home
Julia Scott Dukes was born September 29, 1944, the eldest child of Joseph and Earlene Broughton in Eutawville, South Carolina. She received her secular education at Roberts High School and Sarah Beauty Academy. At twelve years of age, Julia gave her life to Christ and United with Unity Baptist Church, which became a haven where she shared the joy of singing God's praises. Julia was a vital part of the youth and junior choirs as well as the Trio Gospel singers at the church.
Singing God's praises has always brought her special joy, and sharing that joy has been a part of her life. New YorkCity became home for Julia after graduating from school. It was in that city where she joined the Voices of White Rock Baptist Church. This opportunity afforded her many performances throughout the city.
Julia married in 1964 and moved to Kingston, Jamaica, where her two daughters were born. In 1975 she settled down in Newport News and was blessed with her baby boy. For over 30 years, Ms. Allen." as she was affectionately known, was the proprietor of Sophisticated Ladies Beauty Salon in the Denbigh area of the city and was widely recognized as an innovative hairstyles.
Under the pastorate of the Reverend James W. Lawson, Julia united with New Beech Grove Baptist in 1976 and served faithfully as a Youth Sponsor; Sunday School Teacher, member of the Seniors Ministry, and Praise and Worship team. On June 14, 2014, Julia graduated from Canan Theological Seminary and College, where she earned a Bachelor of Theology Degree and under the leadership of Pastor Willard Maxwell, Jr., became a licensed Minister on December 15, 2015.
Whether whispered in her baby's ear or melodically lifted from a choir loft on stage, the love of God and a committed life have always found Julia with a song in her heart waiting to burst forth in praise of God.
Julia was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Broughton and brother-in-law, Howard Batts. Left to cherish her precious memories are three loving children, daughters, Neilsa Brooks (Steve) and Darlaine Scott-McCoy (Josh); son, Mark Allen (Stephanie); seven grandchildren, Nia Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Joy Allen, Heaven McCoy, Bishop Allen, Alania McCoy, and Jane't Stokes; mother, Earlene Broughton; two sisters, Celia Martin (Jim) and Lucile Batts; two brothers, David Oliver (Andrean) and Anthony Oliver (Dee); four nieces, Beverly Broughton, Cimonee Reed (Chris), Hyida Biglow, and Jordan Oliver; five nephews, Dwayne Hamlett, Devonte Martin, David Oliver, III (Emily). Lee Oliver, and Matthew Oliver; two aunts, Sarah Barbaur (William) and Aunt Estelle Davis (Gerald); one uncle, Harrison Broughton; and a host of grand nieces and cousins.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at New Beech Grove Baptist Church. Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service. Mrs. Scott Dukes may be viewed in the church on Tuesday, beginning at 11 AM until the hour of her service. Final services and burial will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, in Eutawville, South Carolina.
Professional services in Virginia were entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome,com.