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Leanne Duke
LeAnne Duke  1959-2016
On Friday, May 6, 2016, at the age of 56, Leanne Tharpe Duke passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Florida, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Leanne graduated from Escambia High School, class of 1978. Nurturing and personable, Leanne made friends wherever she went. On May 28, 1988 she married the love of her life, John Duke. She was a woman of the world, having traveled to some of the most exotic countries as well as living in Japan, Washington state, and California, before returning to Pensacola to be close to her family once more. Leanne's greatest joy was her family. She was the first of five children, a mother of 3, and is preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Stewart Colley. She is survived by her husband John Duke; her step-father, Donald Colley; her father Jerry Tharpe; sisters, Barbara Nelson and Donna Whitton; brothers, Matthew Colley and Patrick Colley; daughters, Natalie Gagliardo, Brittney Duke, and Zoe Duke; son-in- law, Michael Gagliardo; two grandchildren, Dylan Gagliardo and Carter Gagliardo; as well as a vast network of extended family and close friends.