Linda Marie Drake – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper
September 4, 1955 – April 21, 2021
Natchez – The funeral for Linda Marie Drake, of Houston, formerly Natchez, who passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2021 in Houston will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday April 25, 2021 at Sunset View Memorial Cemetery with pastor Joe W. Pickett as officer.
Interment will follow at the cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.
Visitations will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. This is a guided tour. We practice social distancing and you have to wear a mask.
Linda was born September 4, 1955 to Natchez, daughter of Dorothy Washington Drake and Johnny Drake. She graduated from North Natchez Adams High School in 1975 and continued her education at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. She retired from the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Houston. Miss Drake was baptized at a young age at Shiloh Baptist Church under the direction of Reverend Shead Baldwin. She attended Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, where she served as usher and with the Missionary Society. Linda enjoyed watching TV and working on puzzles.
She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Patricia Drake Chaney, her brother James A. Washington, her grandparents, the Reverend James Drake, Beatrice Watkins, Henry and Laura Washington.
She leaves cherished memories: sons, Curtis Perkins, Jr. (Christina), Christopher Perkins (Candice), Cedric Perkins (Shawnta) and Darrell Morris; daughter Rosalyn Nicole Perkins (Anthony); brothers Johnny Drake (Shelia, Theodore Drake (Genell), Frederick Drake (Tasa) and George Drake (Eugenia); sisters Joannette Terrell and Laura Drake (Isaac) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Online condolences can be sent to www.westgatefh.com