Ricky Drake

June 10, 1959October 13, 2020


Ricky Drake, age 61 of Salisbury, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home. Born June 10, 1959 in Richmond County, Ricky was the son of (the late) Robert Lee Drake and Octavia Leake Drake. He was preceded in death by his son, Roshard Drake and siblings, Bobby Drake, Robert Drake, Jr., Cathy Drake and JoElla Drake. Ricky proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. After his service, he worked as a chef and more recently was head chef at Pfeiffer College. He loved to cook and prepare meals for the enjoyment of others. Ricky loved watching sports and being outside, especially taking care of his plants, gardening and swimming in his pool. He loved his family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Tenaya Brown of Winston-Salem and Ricky Drake, Jr. of Troy. He also leaves behind his significant other, Renee Gulledge of Salisbury; his siblings, Linda Hagin of East Brunswick, NJ, Helen Butler of Fayetteville, Lena Mae Garrison of Burlington, and Martha Greene and Vicky Drake of Mt. Gilead. Also surviving Ricky are seven grandchildren, Roshard Drake II, Chazzarian (Jazz) Drake, Anaya Drake, Jada Drake, Jayla Drake, Jamion Williams and Jacobie Williams along with one great-grandchild, Lukas Drake.

A Memorial Service will be announced by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at Advantage Funeral and Cremation-Landis is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Drake.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Tasha Chappell

October 16, 2020

My cousin the memories would be his embrace and smile that he would shower you with whenever he sees you.... A smile that would just make your day go by so nicely and peaceful!!! To all of his siblings and his kids and significant other Iā€™m deeply sorry for your loss!!

Lydia Harris

October 16, 2020

Tenaya so sorry to hear about your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and please pass that along to the rest of family.šŸ™‡ā€ā™€ļøšŸ™‡ā€ā™€ļøšŸ™‡ā€ā™€ļøšŸ™‡ā€ā™€ļøā¤ā¤

Joyce Newell

October 15, 2020

Tenaya you and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. Sending my Love! Ma Joyce


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