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Loretta Drake, 76 of Deltona, Florida passed away August 29, 2016. She was born on August 8, 1940 in Marshall, North Carolina to Elmer Broomfield and Aileen Ray. Loretta was a master florist and loved to travel visiting places all over the world. Cruising to Alaska and Bahamas also going to Switzerland, England, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Netherlands and Italy. More than traveling, she loved to visit her grandchildren where ever they lived. She was a longtime resident of Sanford and Longwood, Florida.
She is survived by her husband Ernest R. Drake and her children: Dawn A .Gresham, spouse Brian, Joy A. Steele, spouse Douglas, Larry L. Payton Jr., spouse Marquette, Robin J. Dmochowski, spouse Edward Darrell A. Drake, Kevin E. Drake, spouse Betsy, Lori M. Brown, spouse Rick. She is also survived by her grandchildren: D. Brandon Gresham, spouse Lacey, Sean B. Gresham, spouse Brooke, Janie C. Gresham Meek spouse Corey, Nicholas Appel, Douglas Steele, Shelby Ray Steele, Dylan M. Payton, Drake A. Payton, Miranda Jones, Ryan Jones, spouse Juliette and Cory A. Drake. Great grandchildren: Troy J. Meek, Nathan M. Meek, Lily-Grace Steele, Jackson Steele and Adelaide E. Gresham. Loretta was preceded in death by her brothers Walter and Ralph as well as her sisters Brenda and Betty.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 1pm with a Memorial service starting at 2pm at The River City Church 267 East Highbanks Road DeBary, Florida 32713.
A repast will follow the service at 1918 Concert Road Deltona, Florida
Flowers can be ordered and delivered to The River City Church or Altman-Long Funeral Home by Callarae's Floral Events.