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Mary Alice
Rodriguez (Duckens)

January 3, 1943 – October 31, 2018

Mary Rodriguez
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"A beautiful smile, a beautiful spirit, a beautiful addition to the heavenly kingdom. "
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Obituary for Mary Alice Rodriguez (Duckens)

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Mary Alice Rodriguez was born to Sylvester and Willie O. Duckens in Rogers, Texas. The family relocated to Temple, Texas. Mary completed her secondary education at Dunbar High School, class of 1961. On August 23, 1963, she married Victor Rodriguez, and to this union two children were born. She completed a degree in vocational nursing from Temple Jr. College. As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and worked for Scott and White Hospital for over 25 years.
She accepted Christ at an early age at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Rogers, and later united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing with her brothers and sisters as the Duckens Family Singers praising God at venues near and far. In her adult life, she continued serving within the Mt. Zion community as part of the Nurses Ministry and the Naomi Circle. She was a life member of the VFW Post #1820.
Survivors are her husband, Victor Rodriguez; a son, Antonio Rodriguez of Columbus, Ohio; and a daughter, Maria Pennye of Kansas City, Missouri. brothers : Dr. Sylvester Duckens Jr. and Roy Duckens of Missouri City, Rev. Bob Duckens of Columbus Ohio, and Rev. Dorceal Duckens of Houston; sisters: Clayborn “Tiny” Duckens of Stafford, Joyce Duckens of Houston, Elenor Duckens of Rosenberg, and Silvia Duckens of Garland; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

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Visitation

When Friday, November 9th, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Branford Dawson Funeral Home
Address
718 S. 7th Street
P.O. Box 1598, Temple, Texas 76503
Temple, TX 76504

Service Information

When
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 11:00am
Location
Greater Zion Temple COGIC
Address
808 East Central
Temple, TX 76501

Interment Information

Location
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Address
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542
Interment Extra Info
Burial Time: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
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