LAKELAND - Mary Lois Drake, 87, passed away March 30, 2013 at Wedgewood Healthcare Center due to heart failure.
Mrs. Drake was born March 1, 1926 in Zephyrhills. Mary was zealous in her faith, her love for her God Jehovah was first in her life. She also enjoyed reflecting on her family, past and present. She touched everyone she came in contact with. No one who ever met her went away a stranger.
Mary dearly loved her family and was a friend to all.
She'd wake us up early every mornin'. She'd help us say our prayers every night. She was always there to help us through the hard times. We could count on her to make everything alright.
Mrs. Drake was preceded in death by children Jean Ann, James Leon, Robert Dale, and Cynthia Ann Drake. She is survived by sons Richard (Nancy) Drake, Ronald Drake; grandchildren Amy (Steve Rader) Drake, Heather (Joel)
Philpott, Lindsay (Neal) Sawnhey, Joshua (Michele) Drake; great grandchildren Max, Isabella and Joey.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm at Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3202 N. Maryland Ave., Plant City, FL, 33563.