Mahallia Drew


Mahallia (Lady Drew) was born September 5, 1939 in Norwood, Georgia.

She lived in Atlanta, Ga and relocated to Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of New Generation and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was one of the mothers at Mt. Zion Baptist church and served as an active member of the Missionary Society at the church. She received her Cosmetology Degree in 1964. After receiving her degree, she worked at Hoods Beauty Shop for several years, before opening her own hair salon.

She was very active in the community and spent many hours visiting the elderly and sick. As the Matriarch of the family, she was deeply involved in all family matters and was a leader and inspiration for all family members.

Proceeded in death by her parents, George and Rosetta Lee, husband(s) William Drew and Fred Veasey, son Ronald, 3 brothers, Doyal, Robert and Dub, 3 sisters, Beautt, Isabelle, and Carrie.

She leaves to cherish her memory sister Dorothy (Ron) Jacobs, son(s) Ricky (Sabine) and Willie Veasey, daughter(s) Marionette (Dennis) Murphy, Sonji (Michael) Slade, Makeia (Lenell) Nutt, special daughters Cheryl (William) Johnson, Susan Bass, Deborah Snead, in-laws Wallace (Mattie) Veasey and Robert (Stella) Lee, close friend Della Rodgers, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00an and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to the family of Mahalia may the God of Peace strengthen you all during this time of bereavement: she was truly a woman that loved people I remember being greated with a hug and kiss everytime she arrived at our silver sneakers workout and her incredible cooking

  2. ShaDashia Gilbert

    I love you so much Aunty Drew I will forever Remember everything you have ever taught me !!! Especially speaking my mind I wish my baby would have met you but he will always know you I promise

    Love Dasha

  3. At times like this, we realize just how much it means to have faith, family, and caring friends.
    Hope these blessings will be your strength during this difficult time.
    Sister Drew will be missed.
    Sister CJ

  4. I love you auntiee ❤️

  5. I give my condolence to the family and friends, I only knew her for a little while but it seems like I knew her for a lifetime her beautiful smile and all that she was you will truly be missed Sister in Christ

  6. I give my condolence to the family praying for your strength she will truly be missed

  7. Jacqueline Casimire

    Dottie, sending you my condolences to you and your family. Praying for strength and comfort.
    Love Jackie

  8. So glad for the special friendship we had ,being real with each other and sharing the word and love of God with no shame ,as you said friends forever through time ,never forget Love forever


    Sending our deepest condolences and prayers.

    Gregory, Sandra and Leah Provo

  10. Sherry & Bill Thompson

    Heartfelt prayers and condolences extended to the family of dear friend Mother Mahalia Drew. We shall forever love and cherish her memory while part of our Eldon Ward YMCA family.

  11. What a wonderful women, She would always give everyone in the Silver Sneaker Class
    a kiss. My prayers are with the famIly.

    Gods Blessings

  12. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family of Mahallia Drew. She will be missed. Mrs. Drew was a warm person who greeted you with a hug and kiss. May God cover and protect you.

  13. Melinda Davis Vasser

    May the God of all Comfort, be a comfort to you and family. Ms Drew will be greatly missed. She loved so many and made us all laugh. Laughter does good like medicine. She was a good doctor. Rest in peace Ms. Drew she is making a lot noise talking and working to help others always. 🙂

  14. Thinking of you, Mrs. Drew, and sending love and wishes for peace to your family and friends.
    It was a pleasure to walk this earth with both Mr. and Mrs. Drew. They brought love and joy to the YMCA and I consider it a gift to have known them.

  15. Mrs. Drew what a blessing and ray of sunshine you were to so many! I am so grateful to have met you at the Ward YMCA and will be eternally grateful for your humor and wise counsel over the years. I offer prayers of peace and comfort to the family and hope you find solace in knowing that hers was a life well lived!

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