Cecil N. Drake, 79, passed away at his home with family by his side. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Johns Cemetery. Visitation with the family and close friends began at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery.
**Reminder to all attendees, in order to stay in compliance with the COVID19 recommendations of the CDC we are reminding everyone to practice social distancing.
He was born in Simpson County on October 15, 1940, to the late Floyd and Beulah Gardner Drake. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Wesley Drake; and brother Kenneth L. Drake.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bea Drake; son, Terry Drake (Paula) of Jackson; son, James Drake (Trish) of Brandon; daughter, Carol Zea (Billy) of Mayton; brother, Bennie Drake of Brandon; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A host of other relatives and friends.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a faithful member of Christ Congregational Church of Johns, MS and a member of the Puckett Masonic Lodge.
Online condolences may be made at www. ottandlee.com.