Charissa Ann Drake

December 20, 1943March 6, 2019

Charissa "Chris" Ann Burnaugh Drake, age 75, of Ooltewah passed away Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at her home.

She was born December 20, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa to the late Clarence and Dorothy Burnaugh.

Mrs. Drake was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and the Chattanooga Choo Choo Shag Club.

Her brother, Reggie Burnaugh preceded in death.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jackie Drake; daughter and son-in-law, Ashleigh and Andrew Welsh of Apison; two grandchildren, Grant Gallop and Caden Welsh of Apison; and sister and brother-in-law, Missy and Dennis Kuras of Lexington, KY.

Memorial services will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Father Manuel Pérez will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 10 – 11 a.m.

Inurnment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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  • Receiving Friends Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Inurnment Monday, March 11, 2019

Charissa Ann Drake

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Carla Mhoon

March 10, 2019

Jackie,, I’m so sorry that you have lost Chris. She always so kind and sweet. You are in my prayers, as you face the difficult days ahead. Bless you and your family. Carla Mhoon

Julie Brown - Torres

March 10, 2019

Chris was my cousin and although we were not close in age I have many happy memories of her. Chris was such a kind and caring person and loved her family so very much. May God bless you, Jackie, Ashleigh, and Missy. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Love, Julie🙏💕❤️