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Mr. Kandakai Alphanso Duncan Jr.
(Big Jr/Ironside)

Sunrise October 24, 1954
Sunset December 6, 2015

With deep sorrow the Duncan and Brooks family announces the home going of our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Grandfather who was called home by his Lord on December 6, 2015.
Big Jr/ “Ironside” was preceded by his mother Gwendolyn Brooks and leaves behind his dear father Kandakai A Duncan Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife Arimetta (Tete) Duncan and eldest child mother Grace Addy-Cooper. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law Annie Bell Andrews and stepmothers Sarah Y Duncan and Carolyn T. Duncan. In addition mourns his five children Alvena (Pinky) Duncan, Edna (Precious) Diggs, Renelder Duncan, Kandakai Duncan III, and Maxwell Duncan; son-in-law Raymond Bryant, Abba Diggs Jr.; daughter-in-law Lourdes Rosa; as well as his 10 grandchildren Anthony (KJ), Kandakai (BamBam), Alexis, Melvin, Evelyn, Noah, Alex, Gracie, Kairie, Aden, and Ivielle. His siblings to include are brothers Obie, William, Adolphus, Jerry, and Jehu (JJ), and sisters Roseline, Jamesetta, Sarah, Elizabeth, Catherine, Marjorie, Tonia, Rachel (deceased), Gwendolyn (deceased), Chantel, and Mawen. In addition he leaves a host of in-laws including the Andrews family as well as a host of other relatives.

Funeral Arrangements
Wake keeping Friday December 18, 2015 6pm-9pm
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 445 Elmwood Ave, Providence RI 02907

Funeral Service, Saturday, December 19, 2015 9am-12noon
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 445 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Avenue, Providence RI 02904

Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contacts (USA)

Arimetta Duncan        (401) 533-7828
Alvena Duncan           (401) 368-5514          
Renelder Duncan         (401) 999-9527
Obie Snorton               (401) 580-5439          
Adolphus Capehart    (980) 333-3623
Sarah Duncan              (401) 405-6004          
Christian Brooks         (401) 419-6412
Elaine Brooks              (908) 527-1826
Marie Smith                (401) 632-3646

Liberia Contacts
Catherine T. Adeyemo           011-231-886-40-4831
Albert Cassell                         011-231-886-87-9697
Thomas Brooks                      011-231-886-51-8525

Hotel Reservations
Reservation code – DUNCAN

Hilton Inn (Downtown Providence)
21 Atwells Ave, Providence RI 02903

Marriot Courtyard (Downtown Providence)
32 Exchange Terrance
Providence, RI 02903

Comfort Inn (Pawtucket)
2 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Monetary Donations
Bank of America
Routing #        011500010
Account #       394006170637