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Vicksburg’s Bertha Hudson Drake has died at the age of 101



Mrs. Bertha Drake 100th birthday
Mrs. Bertha Drake was striking in yellow to celebrate her 100th birthday (photo by Keith Phillips)
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Vicksburg resident Bertha Hudson Drake has died at the age of 101.

Mayor George Flaggs and Berthat Drake

Bertha Drake and Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

The news of Drake’s passing came on Sunday when many people sent condolences to the family.

Drake recently celebrated her birthday last month where she was surrounded by family, friends and members of the community. She is the mother of seven children Charles, LeAndrew, Betty, Florean, Billy, Mildred, and Lois. Drake also has 72 grandkids, 39 great grandkids, and 11 great great grandkids.

Bertha Drake 100th birthday

Bertha Drake and her living children

Drake was born in Hollandale, Mississippi and was married to Mr. Leon Drake for 68 years until his death in 2012. At 101-years-old, Drake would continue to share uplifting words.

Drake is often referred to as a “living miracle” and her presence lit up every room she entered. She will be missed by many and her memory will forever live on through the ones who were fortunate enough to meet her.


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