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October 15, 1927 – May 7, 2023

DRAKE, Catherine Baker, 95, formerly of North Chesterfield, Virginia, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Baker; husband, Welmont L. Drake; daughter, Bonnie P. Turek; and son, Jefferson M. Poe, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Cathy P. Harrison, of Knoxville, TN, Robin P. Gay (Bobby), of Prince George County, VA; her grandchildren, Bobby Powers, of Burlington, NC, Joey Powers (Rita), of Prince George County, VA, Paul Powers III (Tiffany), of Henrico County, VA, Jeff Gay (Lindsay), of Midlothian, VA, Chase Burnett, of Knoxville, TN, Blair Wright (Parker), of Clarksville, TN, and Casey Gay, of Charlotte, NC; step-daughter, Donna D. Smith, of Chesterfield, VA; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Her fondest memories were of the numerous trips she took with her husband, the love of her life. There were many cruises, trips to the mountains, annual family trips to the Outer Banks, and going out for dinner every Friday night. She held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to Carol Evans and the ladies who were her caregivers, At Home Care & Hospice, and the staff at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights, VA.

A family graveside service will be held at Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, VA, at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, May 15, 2023.

The family is being served by J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Hopewell, VA. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to At Home Care & Hospice, 629 Southpark Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.