Ella Mae Drake Richardson, 78, of Doddridge, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Richardson was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Kiblah, Ark. She was a retired seamstress, retired cook from Bright Star Public School District and member of Promise Land Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Drake of Flint, Mich., and Michael Drake of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Cheveon Drake of Indianapolis; three stepsisters, Grace Henderson and Lillie Stuckey of Kiblah and Joann Smith of Vivian, La.; four cousins, Trudie Simington and Francine Williams of Kiblah, Dorothy Drake of Flint and Ceola Strickland of Texarkana; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Promise Land Baptist Church with the Rev. Riggs officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under direction of Lyles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online registration is at

lylesfuneralhomeinc.com. 



Published: 12/14/2012