OBITUARY

Ruth Canady Drake

March 25, 1924April 27, 2021
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Ruth Canady Drake, age 97, of North Charleston, SC, wife of the late Raleigh D. Drake, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Ruth was born on March 25, 1924 in Herndon, GA to the late Daniel Canady and Cora Mae Drew. She was a retired seamstress with the Manhattan shirt factory and Levi Strauss. She was a devoted Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, and Sister.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband Raleigh D. Drake; sons James Drake and Billy Drake; brother Henry Canady; sisters, Margie Brown, Lorene Spence Wilson, and Betty Hopkins.

Ruth is survived by her grandchildren, Leslie Clark (Davis) of Goose Creek, SC, Kenneth Drake of North Charleston, SC, Robert Donald Drake of North Charleston, SC and her great grandchildren, Avery Drake, Noah Drake, Isabella Drake, Davis Clark Jr., and William Drake Clark.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremation located at 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. 843-797-2222. The funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel. Interment will be at Carolina Memorial Park.

The family is accepting floral tributes, or memorials may be made in Ruth Drake’s honor to Cooper River Baptist Church, North Charleston, SC or to Roper Hospice, Charleston, SC.

Services

  • Visitation at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Interment at Carolina Memorial Park

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Sundi Herring

May 3, 2021

Mrs. Drake was a wonderful neighbor. Very kind and giving to all. She will be missed on France Avenue.

Judu Epps

May 2, 2021

Granny realky loved her grandchildren and great -grandchildren. ❤

Nancy McKinstry

May 1, 2021

So many found memories growing up and visiting my aunts, uncles and cousins in Charleston. Last of a great legacy.

Kimberly Drake

April 30, 2021

Kimberly Drake

April 29, 2021

Sherryl & DeForest Gibbs

April 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mrs.Drake passing. She lived a long, fruitful life.

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