St. Mary's County Times October 12, 2017 - Page 21

Thursday, October 12, 2017 The County Times The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition. Isabelle Drake Isabelle “Issy” Drake, 94, of Loveville, MD departed this life on September 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 30, 1923, in Williamsville, VA to the late Ashby and Kitty Bell Burns. She was the youngest of seven chil- dren and was preceded in death by her brothers: Stanley, Homer, For- est, Hunter and Frank; and her sister, Gaye. Issy married Rolland Drake on March 23, 1946 in Washington, D. C. They celebrated their 70th anni- versary before his death in October, 2016. Issy is survived by her daugh- ter Frances Drake Beale of Loveville, MD; four grandchildren: Joe, Robert, Benjamin and Catherine; and six great grandchildren: Ethan, Sarah, Joe, Na- than, Shelby and Avarie. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Joe Beale. Issy graduated from Millboro High School in 1942 and moved to Wash- ington, D. C. where she obtained em- ployment at the Pentagon in support of the war effort. She continued her career in the civil service, retiring from the Department of the Navy in 1973. During her retirement, Issy took great pride working in her yard where she maintained her famous fl ower gar- den which included rocks from every state in the union. Issy and Rolland traveled often enjoying cruises with friends and spending their winters in Florida. They were also very involved with the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the American Legion. Issy’s great- est joy came from spending time with family, where she happily fulfi lled her role as “Grandma” and “Mee-maw” to her grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Sat- urday, September 9, 2017, from. 2:00 to 4:00 pm, with a Memorial Service celebrated by Pastor Linda Motter of Olivet United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m., at Brinsfi eld Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonard- town, MD 20650. Memorial contributions may be Obituaries 21 In Remembrance made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland, 20650 or Love for Lily c/o PNC Bank, 22610 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfi eldfuneral.com. Jerry Howard Norris Jerry Howard “Hal” Norris, 62, of Lexington Park, MD passed away Wednes- day, August 9, 2017 at Chesa- peake Shores Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born on September 15, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Thomas Clarence “Pete” Norris and Patricia Ann Greene Norris. Hal was born and raised in Ridge, MD. On July 24, 1982, he married his beloved wife, Lynette Ann Thornton Norris in Pasadena, TX. Together they celebrated over 35 wonderful years of marriage. He spent his entire career working as a skilled carpenter and a master of all trades. He found great peace and happiness when he was on the water, and he particularly enjoyed spending time boating, fi shing, and crabbing. He also enjoyed hunting. He was profi cient in car repairs and loved riding his motorcycle. His family was his top priority and he enjoyed spend- ing time with them as much as pos- sible. He loved spending time with all children and soon became their best friend. In addition to his beloved wife, Ly- nette, Hal is also survived by daugh- ters, Melissa Norris of Hughesville, MD and Angela Norris of Saginaw, MI; his siblings: Randy Norris (Te- resa) of Hughesville, MD, Sharon Purcell (Joe) of Ridge, MD, and Brian Norris (Kim) of Leonardtown, MD; special friends who were like broth- ers, Johnny Foote (Marion) of Lexing- ton Park, MD and Mark Richardson (Cheria) of Lexington Park, MD; like his son, John (Bucky) Foote (Tracy) of Drayden, MD; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Thompson.