In memory of
Annabelle (Drake) James
In memory of
Annabelle (Drake) James
Annabelle Drake James, Age 84, of Niceville, FL and then Tallahassee, FL passed away on June 22nd, 2020. She was born in Brownsville, TX, on May 8th, 1936. Annabelle graduated from Fort Walton High School, and she received a master's degree from University of West Florida in Psychology. She was married to William T. James in July of 1956, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Her devotion to her husband sustained her throughout the decades of life, and they remained close to the end. . Annabelle was a dedicated military wife during her husband's service in the U.S. Army, including the honor of Military Wife of the Year; they retired in 1973 to live the remainder of his life on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She went on to rise to the level of Vice President of Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville. Annabelle became a practicing Episcopalian, as an involved member of the laity, a choir member, lay reader, and vestry member, helping others through the churches of her community during his life. She was an integral part of outreach manning Destin's Blue Door project, and she participated in the "Plarn Pads" project making plastic sleeping mats for homeless. She was always working to help others. Her family members have gone before her, parents Fred Wesley and Ladelle McConathy Drake and brother Charles Wesley Drake of Houston, TX. Surviving members include one son and three daughters and their families: Jo Anna and Michael Rosciam of Tallahassee, FL; Catherine "Cass" and Pastor John D. Garrett of Smiths Station, AL – their son J. Kelson Garrett of Phenix City, AL their daughter and son-in-law Anna L. and Joshua P. Ford of Columbus, GA; Nancy K. and Charles "Chuck" T. Faircloth Jr – their sons Charles "Chad" James Faircloth III, Nicolas "Nick" Drake Faircloth and Jacob Langston Faircloth of Tallahassee, FL; Colonel (retired) William T. (Ted) and Patricia James Jr of Gig Harbor, WA – their son William T. "Will" James III of Seattle, WA and daughter C. Eden James of Brooklyn, NY.; There are many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, out-laws, married-ins, married-outs, ex's and o's, employees and friends. Private cremation arrangements were performed, and a memorial is planned in the near future of late August, 2020, in Destin, FL and all are welcome to join the family in celebrating the lives of both Annabelle and Bill, together again, and sharing how we are all related through them! In his honor, please consider contributions to local food banks and kitchens. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at culleysmeadowwood.com
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In memory of
Annabelle (Drake) James
Annabelle Drake James, Age 84, of Niceville, FL and then Tallahassee, FL passed away on June 22nd, 2020. She was born in Brownsville, TX, on May 8th, 1936. Annabelle graduated from Fort Walton High School, and she received a master's degree from University of West Florida in Psychology. She was married to William T. James in July of 1956, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Her devotion to her husband sustained her throughout the decades of life, and they remained close to the end. . Annabelle was a dedicated military wife during her husband's service in the U.S. Army, including the honor of Military Wife of the Year; they retired in 1973 to live the remainder of his life on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She went on to rise to the level of Vice President of Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville. Annabelle became a practicing Episcopalian, as an involved member of the laity, a choir member, lay reader, and vestry member, helping others through the churches of her community during his life. She was an integral part of outreach manning Destin's Blue Door project, and she participated in the "Plarn Pads" project making plastic sleeping mats for homeless. She was always working to help others. Her family members have gone before her, parents Fred Wesley and Ladelle McConathy Drake and brother Charles Wesley Drake of Houston, TX. Surviving members include one son and three daughters and their families: Jo Anna and Michael Rosciam of Tallahassee, FL; Catherine "Cass" and Pastor John D. Garrett of Smiths Station, AL – their son J. Kelson Garrett of Phenix City, AL their daughter and son-in-law Anna L. and Joshua P. Ford of Columbus, GA; Nancy K. and Charles "Chuck" T. Faircloth Jr – their sons Charles "Chad" James Faircloth III, Nicolas "Nick" Drake Faircloth and Jacob Langston Faircloth of Tallahassee, FL; Colonel (retired) William T. (Ted) and Patricia James Jr of Gig Harbor, WA – their son William T. "Will" James III of Seattle, WA and daughter C. Eden James of Brooklyn, NY.; There are many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, out-laws, married-ins, married-outs, ex's and o's, employees and friends. Private cremation arrangements were performed, and a memorial is planned in the near future of late August, 2020, in Destin, FL and all are welcome to join the family in celebrating the lives of both Annabelle and Bill, together again, and sharing how we are all related through them! In his honor, please consider contributions to local food banks and kitchens. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at culleysmeadowwood.com
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Services Provided By
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home
1737 Riggins Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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