OBITUARY

Eva Gail Drake Waldridge

May 29, 1947February 27, 2019
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Eva Gail Drake Waldridge, 71, of Liberty, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 with her family by her side.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty; burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.

Eva was the daughter of the late John Clayton and Lula Mae Greer Drake and was also preceded in death by her sister, Martha Drake and brother, David Drake.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wally Waldridge; son, Ashley Waldridge, and his wife, Heather; four grandchildren, Tobias, Truett, Silas, and Sean Waldridge; sisters, Ida Lee Baxter (Ken), Mary Simpson (Jim); brothers, Samuel Drake (Donna), John Drake (Carolyn), and Delton Drake (Debbie); and sister-in-law, Beverly Drake.

Eva was a native of Bloomfield, Kentucky, but resided in Liberty for 46 years. She was a teacher at Liberty School and Northeastern Randolph Middle School for 30 years. She volunteered as a court appointed Guardian ad litem for 10 years and volunteered for Liberty Parks and Recreation for over 20 years. Eva also helped with many Cal Ripken State Tournaments and was Assistant State Commissioner for 2 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Bible Camp and Retreat Center, PO Box 1234, Mocksville, NC 27028, OR Cone Health Center: GYN Support Group or Patient Assistance Fund, Attn: Brenda Epperson, 2400 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LolfinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Waldridge family.

  • FAMILY

  • John Clayton Drake, Father
  • Lula Mae Greer Drake, Mother
  • Martha Drake, Sister
  • David Drake, Brother
  • Wally Waldridge, Husband
  • Ashley Waldridge, Son
  • Heather Waldridge, Daughter-in-law
  • Tobias Waldridge, Grandchild
  • Truett Waldridge, Grandchild
  • Silas Waldridge, Grandchild
  • Sean Waldridge, Grandchild
  • Ida Lee Baxter, Sister
  • Ken Baxter, Brother-in-law
  • Mary Simpson, Sister
  • Jim Simpson, Brother-in-law
  • Samuel Drake, Brother
  • Donna Drake, Sister-in-law
  • John Drake, Brother
  • Carolyn Drake, Sister-in-law
  • Delton Drake, Brother
  • Debbie Drake, Sister-in-law
  • Beverly Drake, Sister-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center
  • Cone Health Center: GYN Support Group or Patient Assistance Fund

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Eva Gail Drake Waldridge

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Vivian Ross Wilburn

March 2, 2019

Eva was a strong Christian woman. She and her family are very dear friends to my family. She was a great example of a loving Christian friend. Eva will be greatly missed. Love you Wally , Ashley and family . Praying for you all.. Vivian Ross Wilburn

Elisabeth Townsend

March 2, 2019

I have fond memories of my cousin, Eva Gail, when my family and I would go to Bloomfield to visit. Eva was a truly kind and sweet person. She will be dearly missed.
My condolences to all her family and friends. May you find comfort in precious memories of her. You will all be in my prayers.

Betty Chowning

March 1, 2019

Eva, Janet and I spent many fun times together while growing up in Bloomfield, attending Fairmount Church of Christ. I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the family. God bless all of you, I have such good memories of my time with Eva. Betty

Thomas Funk

March 1, 2019

Sister Eva was a very kind and loving Christian woman with a singing voice of an angel. My wife Reta and I will forever hold a special place in our hearts and memories for her. Until we meet again !

Lora Sierra

March 1, 2019

So sorry for the loss of Eva. My sons & I went to church with the Waldridge family for several years. She was always taking care of everyone's needs & wants before her own. I will always remember her sweetest singing voice in song too. May you find comfort in knowing that she knew the Lord and truly served him. Our hearts are with Wally, Ashley & Family.
The Sierra Family

Larry Morgan

February 28, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Eva's passing. Wilbert we hope that precious memories help you and your family in the days to come. GOD be with you and comfort you.

Howard Brooks Jr

February 28, 2019

Mrs Waldrige and Wally were like second parents to me growing up I love them dearly, I send my condolences and prayers to the family

Hospice of Randolph County

February 28, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Mary Bartell

February 28, 2019

Eva and Wally was a part of many young people's lives at Liberty Elementary School including my son's. Always a pleasant spirit and enjoyed working with the kids.

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family.

Lisa Slusher

February 28, 2019

Our family spent many evenings with Eva and Wally when our daughter Kara played softball on Wally’s team when she was 6/7/8. Eva was always an inspiration for the girls to keep their chin up during trails and gave hugs and high fives after wins. She always had a smile on her face and an encouraging word each time I would run into her years later. She never forgot Kara and would ask about her. She will truly be missed by many.

Much love and many prayers being lifted for her family.
Lisa, Keith, Kara and Kory Slusher

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Biography

Eva Gail Drake Waldridge, 71, of Liberty, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 with her family by her side.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty; burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.

Eva was the daughter of the late John Clayton and Lula Mae Greer Drake and was also preceded in death by her sister, Martha Drake and brother, David Drake.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wally Waldridge; son, Ashley Waldridge, and his wife, Heather; four grandchildren, Tobias, Truett, Silas, and Sean Waldridge; sisters, Ida Lee Baxter (Ken), Mary Simpson (Jim); brothers, Samuel Drake (Donna), John Drake (Carolyn), and Delton Drake (Debbie); and sister-in-law, Beverly Drake.

Eva was a native of Bloomfield, Kentucky, but resided in Liberty for 46 years. She was a teacher at Liberty School and Northeastern Randolph Middle School for 30 years. She volunteered as a court appointed Guardian ad litem for 10 years and volunteered for Liberty Parks and Recreation for over 20 years. Eva also helped with many Cal Ripken State Tournaments and was Assistant State Commissioner for 2 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Bible Camp and Retreat Center, PO Box 1234, Mocksville, NC 27028, OR Cone Health Center: GYN Support Group or Patient Assistance Fund, Attn: Brenda Epperson, 2400 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LolfinFH.com.