Lue Dean Drake
Mrs. Lue Dean Drake of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the age of 78. She was born October 28, 1939 in Newport, the daughter of Robert and Liddie Ann (Hensley) Redd.
Mrs. Drake worked many years at Brown and Jordan, and American Lantern. Following her retirement from factory work, she spent many hours setting with the elderly. Mrs. Drake enjoyed cooking, traveling, and shopping. She had a love of animals, especially her dogs, Spook, Dutchess, and Smoky, and her cat, Princess.
Mrs. Drake believed it was better to give than to receive. Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edwin Drake, Sr., six brothers, Bill, Robert Dean, L.P., Johnny, Charles Henry, and J.D. Redd; two sisters, Ruby Jean Tyner and Margaret Morgan; and her parents.
Mrs. Drake is survived by one son, Robert Edwin Drake, Jr., of Newport; one daughter, Doris Drake Cockrell of Little Rock; two sisters, Opal Kelly of California, and Mildred Pyle of Newport; four grandchildren, Heather Huezta, Robert Preston Drake, Michael Ellzey, and Tiffney Freeman.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday, 12:30 to service time.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.