Nancie Marie Drake, 57, of Gilmer went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 7th. She was born on September 8, 1960 to Henry and Mary Ellen Ferguson Drake in Longview, Texas.
Nancie cherished spending time with friends, family and her beloved dog, Sissy Girl.She had a genuine spirit and concern for others. Nancie had a laugh that was unique and one of a kind.You would know she was around before you even saw her.She loved all those dear to her but most importantly, she loved Jesus with all her heart. Nancie will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She was a member of Glenwood First Baptist Church in Gilmer and worked for Campbell Soup for many years.
Nancie is survived by four siblings Shirley Shank, Norma Sneden, Bobby Drake, Sammy Drake, and stepdaughter Christie Decker and husband Bob, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding her in death are both her parents Samuel Henry Drake and Mary Ellen Ferguson Drake, two sisters Fay Wilburn, and Sandy Drake, one brother Jackie Drake. Greeting her in Heaven are a few of Nancie’s beloved: Kerrie Hodges, Lorene Ingham and Avis Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Wade Mayberry officiating. Interment will follow in the Old East Mountain Cemetery.
No formal visitation will be held.