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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road Sw, Decatur, AL

OBITUARY

JoAnne Collier Drake

November 17, 1932December 1, 2019
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JoAnne Collier Drake, of Decatur, passed from this life on December 1, 2019 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born in Decatur on November 17, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Collier and Ruth Smyrl Collier; her sisters, Martha Collier Bowen, and Harriett Glyn Collier Sparkman; and her beloved daughter, Amanda Ruth Drake. She is survived by her husband Theron “Tee” Drake; her daughters, Karen Drake Tuten and Pamela Drake Puckett; and her son Gary Drake, all of Decatur. She is also survived by her grandson Adam Tuten and wife Rachel, and grandson Drake Puckett and fiancee’ Karlie Tolbert; and her granddaughter Katelyn Puckett as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 12 noon to 2 pm with funeral at 2 pm. Burial will be at Decatur City Cemetery. Mrs. Drake was a wonderful wife and mother who was much loved by her family and all who knew her. She was a bookkeeper for Hicks Chevrolet, and then Joe Sartain Ford. She was a member of the Danville Road Church of Christ. Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Eugenia Hobday

December 5, 2019

Dear Cousins Theron & Karen, our hearts go out to you & your family in the passing of your beloved wife & mother.

Our family is comforted by an affirmation of faith expressed by great grandfather, John Wesley Branscomb: "...I will try and lean on Him who is ever present, full of mercy and able to comfort in all trials."

We know that your hearts ache but you can rejoice in so many treasured memories!

Much love from the family of cousin Blanche & Alston Branscomb [Eugenia, Penny, Lewis & David]

Karen Ferguson

December 5, 2019

I just want to share a thought with Theron. The pain of loss will gradually dull with time but the wonderful memories will last forever. So sorry for your loss.

Karen Corwin Ferguson,
Daughter of Mildred Liles Corwin
Granddaughter of Audrey Liles, formerly Audrey Stinson who married James Liles

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