Veola Draper, 77, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away December 5, 2021, at her residence. She was born July 16, 1944, in Axton, to John Nelson Preston and Alice Lee Tinsley Wade Preston. She had worked as a cook. She was of the Holiness faith. She loved her family, cooking, was a homemaker, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Luster Draper; sisters, Rosie Lee France and Margaret Tinsley; brothers, William T. Wade, Joe L. Preston, Sam Willie Preston, Clarence Wayne Preston and James D. Preston.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Lisa Kidd (Jesse); sisters, Arlene Reynolds, Carolyn Belcher, Sally F. Preston, Maxine Gilbert, Jannie Grey, Barbara A. Holland, Lessie Stockton and Rosie Emma Tinsley; grandchildren, Angela A. Kidd, Jesse G. Kidd, Jr., and Jordan G. Kidd; great-grandchildren, Tylyric Pettie, Nascence Pharr, Nakhyia Pharr, Xzayvion Preston Kidd (Khyree), Ashyia Kidd, McKenzie Bruce, Kal-El Kidd, Je’nyah Kidd, Meriah Pharr, Xavier Pharr and Jaycee Kidd.
Her service will be Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12 noon at Refuge Temple Ministries. with Pastor Alan Preston officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net