Weldonna Sue Barnett (Susie Drake) of Lubbock and formerly of Huntington Station, NY, went home to heaven on Monday evening May 14, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Susie was born on November 26, 1951, in McKinney, TX. She was a 1969 graduate of Frenship High and Texas Tech University where she earned a Bachelor degree in fashion merchandising. Susie spent 35 plus years in the retail industry with 27 of those being a buyer for Linens & Things and Bed Bath and Beyond.
She loved to travel and see the world and enjoyed places like Italy, Greece, England and Egypt. We are certain her eternal home resembles a Tuscan villa. Susie loved her rescue dog Remy.
Susie is survived by her sisters, Karen Holt and husband Tim of Wolfforth, and Nancy Stargel and husband Bobby of Lubbock; brothers, Jimmy Drake and wife Diane of Snyder, and Jon Drake and wife DeAnn of Lubbock; nieces and nephews, Amanda Knight, Mollie Kelly, Mary Frances Stargel, Mark Stargel, Austin Drake, Abby Drake, Taylor Newcomer, Mattie Cowan, and Daniel Drake. She is also survived by great-nieces, Lily Knight, Katherine Kelly, Addison Drake and Claire Newcomer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Weldon and Frances Drake; and nephew, Joseph Stargel.
The family would like to thank Dr. Tim Miller, Dr. Michel Mendez, and Dr. Adam Purtell for their compassionate care as well as the MICU staff team at Covenant that was so caring for Susie.
We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 66 years on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 1 PM, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.