Alberta Duren Drakeford

Alberta Duren Drakeford
Alberta Duren Drakeford

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the funeral services for Mrs. Drakeford will be private. Family and friends of Mrs. Drakeford that would like to pay their respect to Mrs. Drakeford are encouraged to do so at her public viewing. Public viewing at Collins Funeral Home will be from 3 PM until 7 PM on Thursday, March 26, 2020. As a part of our social distancing practice, visitors will be allowed to view in groups no larger than 10 at a time in the funeral home. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

A public memorial and celebration of life will take place at a later date and time following the current pandemic.

Alberta Duren Drakeford, the 14th child of 15 children of the late Wayman and Amelia Duren Drakeford was born May 22, 1930. She departed this earthly life and ventured into a home of eternal peace to be with her Lord on March 22, 2020 at the Pruitt Rehabilitation Center in Ridgeway, South Carolina.

Alberta was educated in the Kershaw County Public Schools where she received a High School Diploma through the GED Program. She graduated from Cosmetology School and served as a professional Cosmetologist in Camden, South Carolina for more than 55 years. When she was not attending to her professional duties, she enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling, quilting and visiting/counseling family members and friends.

Alberta was converted at an early age and baptized at the St. John Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to the Macedonia Baptist Church where she served faithfully in several capacities: Taught Sunday School, Member of the Senior Choir, Usher Board and Missionary Society. Additionally, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star # 149, Daughters of Liberty Hill, where she served for many years.

Although Alberta did not have children of her own, she was instrumental in rearing and the upbringing of three generations of nieces and a nephew: Her late niece, Attie Mae Duren Lykes; Her late grand niece Marlin Lykes King and currently a great, great grand niece Cherelle King and a great, great, great grandnephew, Langston King of whom she loved dearly. All of her 14 siblings preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her fond memories: a sister-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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