Let the memory of Pello be with us forever
  • 84 years old
  • Born on February 28, 1934 .
  • Passed away on May 28, 2018 .

Pello Lee Duncan, Sr., passed away and moved to his eternal heavenly home on May 28, 2018, at the age of 84.  He was a strong believer in salvation through Jesus Christ and loved the Bible, especially John 3:16.

Pello was born on February 28, 1934, in Person County.  He graduated from Roxboro High School in 1952 and then married Marie Holeman, his high school sweetheart, in 1953.  He worked a total of 62 years in public service:  20 years in the Air Force with one year served in the Vietnam War, 5 years as an Oxford police officer, and 37 years as Veterans Service Officer of Granville County.  Through his adult life, he served in numerous churches with his last 40 years as a member at West Oxford Baptist Church, volunteered in several community endeavors, and participated in world missions.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Holeman Duncan.  He has 3 children:  Rachel Nicholson of Oxford, Paula Abbott (Robert) of Raleigh, and Lee Duncan (Janet) of Apex.  He has 5 grandchildren:  Amy Bollinger of Henderson, Brooks Abbott of Nashville, Tennessee, Emily Abbott of Raleigh, David Nicholson (Kryston) of Oxford, and Maria Duncan of Apex.  He has 2 great grandchildren:  Gary Pleasants of Henderson and Cameron Bollinger of Henderson.  He has 1 great great grandchild:  Brayden Bollinger of Henderson.  He is preceded in death by parents Baxter and Rachel Duncan, brothers Eldredge and Terrell Duncan, sister Josephine Coates, and son-in-law Ralph Nicholson.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 AM at West Oxford Baptist Church.  Visitation will be at 10:00 AM before the memorial service.  The family appreciates the compassionate care that he received at Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County).  The family requests no flowers.  Memorial gifts can be made to Transitions LifeCare at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC  27607.

Posted by Francine Hart on 30th May 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep the family lifted up in prayer.
Posted by Annette Myers on 29th May 2018
One will never know the impact Pello has had on the world with his work with many Belarusian children. He helped to extend their lives and his extending love from the US to those children was like a mini-UN effort. Oh, to be remembered in such a wonderful way. Marie, my deepest sympathy to you and my thanks for supporting Pello in his mission.
Posted by Ben Currin on 29th May 2018
Rest in Peace Mr Duncan (Pello as we called you). You left everything you touched in better shape and made this world a better place as you passed thru it ! Thanks for all---especially all you did for veterans!!!!

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