Waverly Lee Drake, Jr. was born in Emporia, VA on May 4, 1963 to Ester Arlene Drake and to the late Waverly Lee Drake, Sr. On Thursday, August 24, 2011, Waverly departed this life at his residence.
He is a graduate of the Greensville County School System. A member of the Church of The Living God in Emporia, VA.
Waverly served in the United States Army Field Artillery Unit from 1983 to 1986. He was a Correctional Officer for twelve years at the Southampton Correctional Center.
Waverly was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves to cherish his memories, one son, Waverly Lee Drake III; one daughter, Selena Drake both of Emporia, VA; mother; Ester Drake, two sisters, Joy Drake Mitchell (Alvin) of Emporia, VA. and Gwendolyn Drake Crews (Alfonzo) of Richmond, VA; three brothers, William Drake (Bridgette) of Anchorage, Ala. Fort Richardson, Robert Drake, and Renard Drake both of Richmond, VA; one uncle, Bishop Rudolph Drake (Gloria) of Emporia, VA; one aunt, Rosa Bullock of Raleigh NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11AM at Royal Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Albert G. Horton Vetrans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. Pastor Valley Woodley, officiating, Bishop Rudolph Drake, Eulogist.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of R.E.Pearson and Son Funeral Services, INC 556 Halifax Street Emporia,VA (434) 634-2162