August 17, 2012

Emma J. Drake

Oct. 29, 1950 - Aug. 15, 2012

— Emma J. Drake

Oct. 29, 1950 - Aug. 15, 2012

Memorial services for Emma J. Drake, 62, of Chickasha will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, located at First and Dakota, with Pastor Wilmer Cooper officiating the service. Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery.

Emma was born on Oct. 29, 1950 and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 15, 2012. . She was a Chickasha High School graduate and had attended business and cosmetology schools. Emma was a dedicated worker who had several occupations with her longest tenure as a dietary nutritionist with Chickasha Public Schools.

Emma was married to Donald Richie, Sr. and two children, Donna and Donald Richie, Jr., came from this union. She later married Ron Drake and became a stepmother to Ronnie Drake Jr.

Emma was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, teacher for children's church, youth department and vacation Bible school, sang in the choir, member of the WMU and was over the kitchen committee.

Emma was a very giving person. She gave her time and her greatest gift of cooking to anyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gladys Watson and brother Byron Watson.

She is survived by daughter Donna and her husband Edward Printup of Chickasha; son Donald Richie of Killeen, Texas; grandchildren: Christian, Kiara, Briana, Damon and Gavin Richie as well as nine step-grandchildren; siblings: Jimmy Watson, Wanda Bowles, Ronnie Watson, Marilyn Perkins, Billy Watson and Reginald Watson. She also has many nieces, nephews and a plethora of cousins and friends including her best, Sharon Joyce Thomas.

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