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Elizabeth Ann Drake

May 2, 1942 — March 23, 2024

Charlotte

Elizabeth Ann Drake, 81, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Huntersville Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Ann was born May 2, 1942, in Cooper Gap, to the late James Floyd James and the late Gaynor Dimsdale James.  She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Morris Drake and brother, Bob James.

Ann attended R-S Central High School in Rutherfordton, NC. After her years of high school she moved to Charlotte, NC, where she met her husband of 56 years. She worked in the administration for D & L Appliances and also Dexter Mogul Chemical Corporation, where she retired. After she officially retired, Ann worked part-time at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates and then at Chick-Fil-A as a hostess. She was a person who touched many lives. She always put everyone else before herself. She was a people person and she could talk to anyone she met. She was an active member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Davidson, NC. Ann loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially going to the beach. She loved eating ice cream and watching the Hummingbirds outside her window.  

The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, Friday, March 29, 2024, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Davidson.  The funeral service in celebration of Ann's life will follow at 2:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Sammy Pierce.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include Ann's son, Jerry (Susan) Drake, II of Concord; brother, Jerry James of AL; 2 sisters, Terri Cole of Spindale, NC and Frankie Cole of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 4 grandchildren,  Sarah, William, Jason (Lisa) and Jordan; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and close friends; and  sister-in-law, Linda Fite.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 18841 Davidson-Concord Rd, Davidson, NC 28036.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Drake family.


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