Mr. Lloyd Edward ‘Bunny’ Drake age 75 died at the Life Care Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC on Friday, May 18, 2012. He was a native and made his home Northampton County. Mr. Drake gradated from Jackson High School and following graduation he joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he served his country for a term of four years. He spent many weekends at the Tri-County Airport where he would enjoy flying. He worked as a timber buyer with W.P. Morris Lumber Company in Jackson for fourteen years. Mr. Drake joined the merchant marines where was chief engineer of a tug boat until he retired. Following retirement he went back to work buying and selling timber. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, feeding and watching the wildlife. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren and grand dogs. Mr. Drake never met a stranger, enjoyed talking on the phone and had many friends that will miss him dearly.
Preceding him death are his mother and father, Margaret Ophelia Lassiter Drake and Matt Thomas Drake, sisters, Mary Ella Deberry, Elizabeth Rogers, Dorothy Frost and Ruby Braswell, brothers, Charlie Francis,John R., Lewis, Billy and Joe Drake.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Barnes Drake of Lasker, a daughter, Margaret ‘Meg’ Drake Bridgers and her husband Darren of Lasker, NC, two sons, Gary Edward Drake and his wife Linda of Lacrosse, VA and Lloyd Matt Drake and wife Sue of Merritt, NC, four sisters, Helen Barnes of Jackson, NC, Ruth Barrett of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Annie Warren of Norfolk, VA and Deanie Collier of Lasker, NC., a special friend, Linda Outlaw of Aulander, NC. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Meghan Dakota Drake Bridgers, Ashlynn Darren Bridgers and Greyson Burgess Bridgers.
Uncle Bunny your the best I just found out you pass away today.Auntie Gary Matt & Meg Ms and love you all Its strang been thinking about uncle Bunny when we where all kids for the last week or so, Miss you all so much Love yeh yankee cousin Derek
Dearest Ann, Meg, Matt and Gary and family. I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Bunny, he will be missed we loved him dearly and have memories of him coming up to asheville nc. May God abundantly give you His peace, love and comfort , love Vicki
Now, You’ve got wings for sure….RIP
Thinking of each of you. Love you all.
Letting you know you are all in my prayers. As I will not be able to be with you on Tuesday, I shall hold you close in my thoughts.
So sorry for the loss of Bunny. Have thought of him alot since he left our facility. Loved him dearly. Won’t be able to make the funeral, going out of town. You all will be in my thoughts.