William “Billy” Drew

William Berkley (Bill) Drew, age 86, departed this life on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He was born January 24, 1930, in Huddleston, VA. He lived in Roanoke, VA, Detroit, MI., Los Angeles, CA. and finally made his home in Columbus, OH. He was a member of The New Generation Church where he served as the custodian for several years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alonza and Lalar Drew, son, Ronald Drew, three brothers; Matthew, Clarence, Odell, and three sisters; Ruby, Viola and Hazel, He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years, Mahallia, daughters: Lalar Marionette (Dennis) Murphy, Sonji Etta (Michael) Slade, Shalonda Makeia (Lenell) Nutt and Cheryl (William) Johnson, adopted daughters, Susan Bass, Deborah and Latoya Snead, two sons: Ricky Louis (Sabine) Veasey, and Willie “Brook” Veasey, brothers: Albert (Josephine) Drew, Curtis (Carolyn) Drew and Thomas (Jene) Drew, sister Vernice Penn, brother, Louis Drew, In-laws: Wallace E. (Mattie) Veasey, Ronald L. (Dorothy) Jacobs, Vivian Drew and Thelia Drew, special cousin, Warrick (Pongee) Drew and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday February 13, 2016 at Christ Cathedral Church 3360 Allegheny Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Mahallia ,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are strong woman but this is a very difficult time for anyone.. I hope you understand you have my deepest sympathy and that I am thinking of you and your family at this very trying stage of life.
    My best wishes always,
    Ann

  2. Sorry about your loss he will be sadly missed .

  3. Janice Drew Williams :

    Aunt Mahallia,
    Thinking about you and will misss my Uncle Bill. He was very close to my Dad his brother Odell Drew, Love you and the family always.

    Janice Drew

  4. Ronald & Eva Collins and Samara Collins Tillman :

    Mahallia,

    We are truly sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We will continue to pray for God to comfort you and give you His peace.
    Love and Prayers

    • Betty Holloway & Family :

      Mahallia&Family, So sorry for your loss my heartfelt Sympathy and Prayer’s are with you and your Family If I can do anything please let me know. May God keep you and Bless you. Love you Betty Holloway

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