James Edward Drake., (52) born January 8, 1969, departed this life on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was the second child born to the union of David Drake Sr. and Nelter Christian in Benton Harbor, MI.
James loved being at home and listening to music. He also loved spending time with his family. James was the protector of his loved ones and would do anything for them. He will be missed by his family and everyone that knew him.
Cherishing his fond memories: he leaves his devoted and loving mother Nelter Christian; his only child Christina Thomas; one (1) grandson Travion Thomas; one (1) granddaughter Tra’Niya Thomas; three (3) brothers: David Drake Jr., Kenneth Drake, and Patrick Drake; five (5) sisters: Sandra Gordon, Damara Drake, Velisa Marshall, Teneesha Drake, and Tisa Young; a special aunt Matt Dean; a godbrother Anthony Suggs; a god-sister Margie Gordon and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.
James was proceeded in death by his father David Drake Sr., paternal grandparents Jessie and Anna Drake, Maternal grandparents Jennie and Wynona Cummings, and his other mother Estella Drake-Gulley.
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