Retha Draper

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 1, 2009

Retha Elizabeth Lassiter Draper peacefully passed away October 28, 2009.
She was born in Northampton County, NC, the daughter of the late Fannie E. Brown and Herman Lassiter. She was predeceased by her husband, Luther Garland Draper, Sr.; her son, Luther Garland Draper, Jr. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Mary Elizabeth Small of Suffolk, VA; grandchildren, Debra S. and Dan Boehing and Sandra S. Luter, all of Suffolk, VA; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Joshua, Madison, and Christian; sister Audrey Woodard of Hampton, VA; brothers Edward Lassiter of Newport News, VA and Albert Lassiter of Suffolk, VA; numerous loving nieces and nephews, and loving caregiver Peggy.
Granny will be truly missed by all who were blessed by her love and wisdom.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2 pm at Milwaukee Cemetery in Milwaukee, NC with the Rev. Jerry McLeod officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund at 917 Carolina Rd., Suffolk, VA 23434 or the March of Dimes, Attn: Susan W. Smith, 860 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 502, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
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