Margaret Taylor Drake
Margaret Taylor Drake
  • July 22, 1928 - July 22, 2017
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Margaret Taylor Drake, 89, of Fredericksburg passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017. She passed peacefully at her home with her children on her 89th birthday.

Margaret Drake was a member of the Fredericksburg West Congregation of Jehovah's Witness.

Her childhood dream was to become a school teacher and a mother. She fulfilled both dreams. After graduating from East Carolina University and marrying Dale Joseph Drake, she was a teacher for over 40 years in Chesterfield and Prince William Counties. She raised 2 children, a son Dale Bryan Drake and a Daughter Linda Joy Drake.

She is survived by her sister, Adell Taylor Prescot; 2 children, her son, Dale Bryan Drake & her daughter Linda Drake Espejo; 2 son-in-laws Michael Donahue & Carl Espejo, 4 grandchildren, Dereth Janette Drake, Bryan Glinn Drake, Preston Matthew Espejo, Madison Haylee Espejo; an aunt, Juanita Taylor Canady and 7 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Joseph Drake.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 25 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral service will be held at Noon on Wednesday, July 26 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond.