Elizabeth M. Wall Drake

Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019

NEWSOMS — Elizabeth “Liz” Drake, 81, passed away on March 12, 2019, in her home where she loved being.

Elizabeth M. Wall Drake

She was born at Parker’s Ferry, North Carolina, on Sept. 7, 1937, to the late Lee Wood Wall and Sibyl Burgess Wall.

After graduation from Ahoskie High School, Liz married the love of her life, the late George “Boone” Drake in 1958, and they resided in Newsoms the rest of their lives.

Liz worked several jobs in retail over the years, but her true love was the farm life and being outside with her various animals throughout the years.

She also loved having a garden and flowers. She would preserve the vegetables she grew and was known for her “tater-mater-onion” soup. She also loved walking the fields and woods especially looking for Indian artifacts.

Liz and Boone were members of the Franklin Farmers Market for years where they enjoyed meeting people and talking.

She was a member of Newsoms Baptist Church, where she enjoyed working with the children of the church for many years.

In her later years when she was no longer able to get out on the farm, she enjoyed watching RFD TV and the farm programs.

Liz was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley, Charles and Jay Wall, and three sisters, Kathleen Lassiter, Stella Burgess and Girlen Pierce.

Liz is survived by her daughter, Renea Drake-Porter and her husband, Bobby Porter, whom she adored. She is also survived by her brother, Allen Wall of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; her faithful devoted sister, Olethia “Tinks” Taylor of Eure, North Carolina; her sister-in-law, Florence Wall of Winton, North Carolina; and lots of extended family.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Armand Jalbert officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in Newsoms.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the funeral home, and at all other times at the residence of Bobby and Renea, 25495 General Thomas Highway, Newsoms.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers that enabled her to stay in her home, especially Dolly Westbrook whom Liz adored and enjoyed for many years.