Charlotte P. Drake

Charlotte Pond Drake, of Colonial Heights, passed away on July 4, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Jerry Franklin and Gaynell Mann Pond; and was also preceded in death by: her husband, Churchill Gibson Drake Sr.; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Mrs. Drake was a charter member of Post 136 American Legion Auxiliary, and was also a member of Ettrick Methodist Church.

She is survived by: her children, Charlotte Powers of Prince George, Churchill Gibson Drake Jr. and wife, Eileen of Dinwiddie, and Susan Howlett and husband, Jimmy of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Christie Ebron and husband, Eric, Jay Powers and wife, Valerie, Elizabeth Drake-Vest, Megan James, Keri Crowley and husband, Jimmy, and Kourtney Bostain and husband Jay; 12 great-grandchildren, Amber Clark, Christopher and Alyssa Ebron, Jaydon, Corbin and Dallin Powers, Kayla Price, Drake Vest, Hayleigh and Ryleigh Crowley, Jackson and Grayson Bostain; one great-great-grandson, Austin Price; and a brother, Jerry Wise Pond.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, in Blandford Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Ivan Perkinson, officiating. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index from July 6 to July 7, 2013