JoAnn Beale Drake

JoAnn Beale Drake

July 9, 2022, 71, Goldsboro –

JoAnn Beale Drake, 71, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Franklin, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Willard Beale and Mary Louise Thomas Keen.

In addition to her parents, JoAnn was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Willard “Butch” Beale, Jr. and Jerry Wayne Beale.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, “Chip” James C. Drake, Jr; son, Christopher James Drake and wife, Tracey of Goldsboro; daughter, Tammy Louise Drake Dawson and husband, Lee of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Ashleigh Brooke Muegge, Andrew James Dawson, Cameron James Drake, and Maddie Michelle Drake; and great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Muegge and Hudson Grey.

A service to celebrate JoAnn’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Rose officiating. Interment will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the service from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at