- 57 years old
- Date of birth: May 27, 1957
- Place of birth:
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Mar 26, 2015
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|We were one in heaven, our souls forever joined. I only have to look into your eyes to remember, touch your hand for comfort, hear your heart to know-WE are one, One soul, One hand, One heart for all eternity.|
Linda " Nana" "Lin" Ray Drake
On the morning of March 26, 2015 Linda entered into eternal life peacefully. She was 57 years old.
Linda was born on Portsmouth Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. She moved to Budd Lake, New jersey at a young child. In 1973 she met her future husband and soul mate Robert L. Sr. in a bathroom at Dover County Hospital where she was a patient at the time.
Linda and Robert were married on March 2, 1974. They had 4 children. In 1984 she graduated from Warren County Technical School as an LPN. She worked in Warren County Hospital before relocating with her family to Port Charlotte in December 1985 where she lived for 24 years before Roberts passing in September 2009. They were married for 35 years.
Linda loved spending time with her family, crocheting, needle point, looming, and wood burning. She was also known for her artistic abilities.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Sr.; 1 year old son Raymond A.; sister-in-law Alva M.; brother-in-law James E.; mother-in-law Evelyn A.; and father-in-law Raymond A.
She is survived by her children Christine R. (Ivan W. III) Michelle J. (Anthony J.) and Robert L. Jr. (Kristy L.) nine grandchildren, Desaray M. (Austin) Arayana L., Steven M. Jr., Jessica L., Leandra P., Zachariah A., Robert L. III, Tiffany M., Christopher L., one great grandchild Abigail M. and sister-in-laws Betty J. (David) and Rosie E. and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Linda may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org
"We go back about 20 years. Not a very good history but we were cordial. As time went on we became more cordial because now we had a grandson Steven to share. Actually she is a fantastic woman and I wish we clicked years back because we both realized how nice we both were lol. It takes quite a woman to raise her children to be great adults. One has crafty and artsy talent, one is the cute neighborhood pool boy, and one is the fashionista diva. All in one way or another got their talents from Linda. And what a lucky woman to have 9 grandkids and 1 great grandbaby. She will live in their hearts forever. Her smile and "Hi Lu" will always be remembered. God bless you Linda, may you rest in peace, and find happiness in Bob's arms once again. Your wonderful memories will give your family and friends the strength that they need during this tough time. Lots of love... Always. Lucy"
"My condolences go out to the family of Linda Ray Drake. I'm sure Linda will be missed by family and friends. It is very painful to lose a love one in death. One way to find comfort is to turn to Gods word the Bible. The Bible brings comfort to us because it let us know at Psalms 55:22 that God will sustain us through times like these. He promises that soon in the future he is going to do away with death forever. Revelation 21:4. You may be wondering, what about my dear love one that has already fallen asleep in death? Well the Bible says at John 5:28,29 that there is going to be a resurrection. Our love ones that have fallen asleep in death will have a chance to be back by means of the resurrection hope. Because of the chance to be with our love ones again, this is what brings comfort. If you would like to know more about the resurrection hope that the Bible speaks of. Please go to the website www.jw.org."
"Its been a long time since I've seen her I was just a kid I was friends with her daughter michelle we used to hangout and Linda was always so nice to me I'm now 38 and remember the love she had for her family though your gone from us on earth I know your in heaven watching over your family rest in peace Linda drake"
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