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Jessie Mae (Drake) Acord

Jessie Mae, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2012.

Born in Logan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Opie and Delphia (Nester) Drake of Manila and Logan, WV. A wonderful mother, wife, and self-taught seamstress, she was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church, where she helped cook for several years, also sewing clothing for the patients of Governor Bacon Hospital. She was a member of Naomi Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John E. Acord, in 1997; brothers, Bethel Drake and Quincy Drake and grandson, R. Brett French. She is survived by her daughter, Judy A. French of Wilmington; 2 sons, Jerry (Marianne) Acord of Millsboro, DE, and Jimmie (Colleen) Acord of Rockledge, FL; 4 grandsons, Steve French, Brian Acord, Jerry Acord, Jr., and David Acord; 2 granddaughters, Sheri Chambers and Kirsten Bonacquisti and 6 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Everett and Brian French, Zoe and Leo Acord, and Casey Chambers. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Lola Walls of Lavelette, WV and Ann Vickers of Logan, WV and a brother, Oather (Helen) Drake of Monaville, WV.

The family would like to sincerely express their gratitude towards all the staff at Harbor Health Care in Lewis, DE for their loving care of our mother Jessie.

A funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 14, at 1pm, at the MCCRERY AND HARRA FUNERAL HOME, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, where friends and family may call one hour prior. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the DE Chapter 240 N. James St. Suite 100A, Newport, DE 19804

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2012
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