OBITUARY

Josephine Bernice Drake

May 22, 1923December 23, 2012

Josephine Bernice Drake, 89, of Sparta passed away on December 23, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Josephine was born in Bernardsville, NJ and graduated from All Souls Hospital during World War ll. She was a Cadet in the US Army during training. Residences have been Wayne, NJ; Newport News, VA and Marion, VA prior to moving to Sparta in 2005. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta. Josephine is predeceased by her beloved husband Richard E. Drake. She is survived by her devoted children: Diane Bond and her husband Christopher; J. Madison Drake and his wife Marlane; Richard E. Drake Jr. and his wife Sharon and David Drake and his wife Kathleen. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Friends may join the family at the memorial mass at 11AM, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Newton Sparta Rd., Sparta. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Calling Hours Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, December 29, 2012
REMEMBERING

Josephine Bernice Drake

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Ellen Mayne

January 5, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. My Mother Bernice Moskal treasured Jay's friendship as the two of them made a new life in a new town in their golden years. She was always ready for a new experience, a party, a game, always kind and cheerful. I will always remember Jay and my Mom at the Sparta seniors parties, smiling and having a great time. They were "survivors" of a tougher age, always ready to make the best of things. We will not see their like again.

Jim Drake

January 5, 2013

The value of a life and what stays here on earth is what we give away.
What she gave to family and friends:
1) She gave them the truth and source of wisdom.....GOD!
2) She gave them her LOVE by being patient, kind and forgiving.
3) She gave us ALL the greatest serman of all....."A good Example"! !
What she gave her children has allowed EVERY single son or daughter to be personally and professionally successful. She has engendered the trust, respect and loyalty of family and freinds.
LONG... Long...long after she is gone the beauty and Wonder of her Spirit will STILL be in the hearts and minds of the people who knew and loved her. What do you call the life of a person whose LOVE and SPIRIT will be affecting the lives of people, generations from now that she will NEVER meet???.......GOD calls it .....PRICELESS ! !
Jim Drake
1855 Longleaf road
Cocoa, Fla. 32926
(321)634-5170

Marlane Drake

December 31, 2012

My heartfelt sympathies to all Jay's beloved family and friends. I know her warmth and kindnesses have been a light to many and she will not be forgotten.

Edward Drake

December 29, 2012

I met Jay in 1943 and have had the great pleasure to know her for many years. While helping with my fathers illness we got to know each other while working together. It is a great loss to the whole family.

Sharon Hunt

December 29, 2012

In the 17 years I've been in the Jennie Drake family, I've heard nothing but good things about Aunt Jay. I'm sorry I never got to meet her personally; but, having met Ducky and Diane, and knowing their character, I know that she was a good and loving mother. I know you'll miss her. My prayer is that God's love and grace will surround you every day, until you see her again.

Brent Smith

December 29, 2012

J.M., my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

Brent Smith

Michele Dickson

December 28, 2012

We loved you very much because you loved us and we will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

J. Madison "Ducky" Drake

December 28, 2012

Mother, wife, friend and gentle, caring woman. You are loved and will always remembered in my heart. To the angels who now hold your hand I send my hope, that someday I too will join you in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY