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Patricia Lee "Pat" Drake

October 2, 1936 — April 18, 2023

Patricia Lee "Pat" Drake

A funeral service honoring the life of Patricia Lee Drake, 86, of North Zulch will be held 2 P.M., Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Willowhole Cemetery Chapel. Bro. Glenn Connor will officiate the service. Pat will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Lemuel in Willowhole Cemetery. A time of visitation will take place from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M., Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

Patricia Lee Drake was born October 2, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was adopted at an early age and raised by her grandparents, George & Mildred Shields. At the age of sixteen, she met her late husband, Lemuel, while he was working a Pipeline job in the area. They married in 1952 and Pat moved to North Zulch, Texas where she resided the remainder of her life. Pat was a devoted wife and homemaker to her family and extended family. She was known to most as "Granny Pat" and was famous for her "Granny" pancakes and Christmas Cookies. Christmas was Pat's favorite holiday, and she loved making her delicious cookies for everyone she could think of. Pat was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, North Zulch where she happily served in the kitchen during VBS every year. She also had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed singing hymns during church every Sunday. One of Pat's favorite past times was reading. She also enjoyed going to the local schools where she read stories to the children. Pat especially loved her family and loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Pat passed away April 18, 2023 in Bryan, Texas following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Lemuel Drake; son, Gene Drake; great-granddaughter, Alex Vogeler and infant great-granddaughter, Angel Vogeler. Surviving family members include son, Floyd Drake & wife, Rhonda of North Zulch; daughter, Shirley Cannon & husband, Joe of Madisonville; brother, Mike Medina, sister, Donna Ray Medina; grandchildren, Darren (Anna) Drake, Corey Cannon, Lori (Chris) Patterson, Jennifer Roll and Ashley Childress; great-grandchildren, Dylan (fiancee, Dusty), Dallas, Aden, Alexa, Riley Ann, Bowen Lloyd, Cameron and Mikayla, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Madisonville Funeral Home

, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Willowhole Chapel

, North Zulch, TX 77872

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