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.
  • 57 years old
  • Born on May 27, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.
  • Passed away on March 26, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida, United States.

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


Posted by Lucy Marchionni on 3rd April 2015
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
Posted by Chad Cyhan on 30th March 2015
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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