P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Glenda Diane Drake
October 29, 1951 - July 25, 2022

Glenda Diane Drake

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Glenda Diane Drake, age 70 of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 25, 2022. She was born October 29, 1951, in Dumas, AR to the late James W. and Bertha Gibson Carter.
She was a beautician and a member of Calvary Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Diane's passion was styling her client's hair and carrying her grandchildren shopping. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon McGough.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Danny Drake of Monticello; two sons, Joshua ''Hunter'' Gillum (Mandy) and Joseph ''Jody'' Drake (Miranda); three daughters, Jennifer Johnston, Tara Lee (Terry) and Mandy Jo Drake; one brother, Julius Carter (Mildred) of Dumas; one sister, Patricia Wallace of Dumas; and grandchildren, Reagan (Rachel), Emma, Abbie (Logan Gilliam fiancé), Mary, Macy, Hunter Raylan Wid, Andrea Jolene Carter, Gabby, Dagan, Avy, Becket and Mazey.
Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery in Lincoln County, AR. There will be a visitation from 3:00-4:00 p.m. preceding the funeral service in the chapel.
You can sign Diane's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Thursday, July 28, 2022
at 4:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Drake Cemetery
Star City, AR  71667


  1. Elizabeth
    Before you go into the rolling clouds, walk thru anymore, I have to tell you I really thought you were just telling me I could not cut my hair. I believe i had been seeing you awhile, not very long though, I'm not sure 6 or 7 maybe, however my mom told you I had cut my bangs at-home by myself. You said well they would have been ok if they had been wet. But don't touch your hair with the scissors again. "Come up here and I will do whatever you want to it" "But it would have been fine wet." Idk if you were saying it or not, I'm sure you know what I thought you were saying really. I thought I had wet them too. I love you. Always a very wise woman.
  2. Brooke Smith
    She wasso beautiful with a wonderful personality. S&e was such a wise and sweet woman since I first met her when I was 7. She always knew what to do.. She did a great job of everything she did & I will never forget her themany years as a my hairdresser and all the other things that made her. Love you always. She is one of a kind & so glad to know her.
  3. Chris Lampkin
    Praying for peace and comfort of the family. Our conversations always involved Danny, the kids and grandkids which made her smile even more. She will be missed by the many who loved her.
  4. Polly watts
    I will miss ms Diane so much. She was a very sweet lady knew her for several years. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.She always had a smile on her face and asked about my family. She knew how to do my hair
  5. Karon Loveless
    Dear Family,
    I was so sad to hear about Diane. I will always cherish the memories we made while we were waiting to pick up our kids after school at Monticello Junior High. A group of us met early every afternoon and visited until the bell rang. She talked about her family all the time. She loved you all very much. I’m thankful she was my friend.
  6. Vicki Erwin
    Tara and family.. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.
  7. Barbara Newton
    So very sorry for your loss. She always was so sweet. She will be missed. Praying for all the family.
  8. Rebekah Snow Whipple
    Such a sweet lady!
  9. David and Linda Irons
    Our thoughts and prayers for comfort during this time are with you all. Diane was always upbeat and pleasant to be around even on a bad day. She will be missed.
  10. Kim Lawson
    Oh the memories with Mamma Di, she was more than a friend. She was mamma to everyone. Everyone was welcome at her house at all times. She raised more than her 3 kids she gave birth too. She will be missed. Prayers for all.
  11. Sharon Shook McIntyre
    Dear Family of Diane,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Though it has been many years since I last saw her she was always so sweet and funny. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Grace Merritt
    I am just heartbroken. I have known Diane many years such a sweetheart to everyone and just let me say no one could take care of my hair like her. I pray God will wrap his arms around Danny and the family and give you comfort through this sad time .
  13. Billie Sue Heinzelman
    I’m so sad to hear of Mrs Diane passing
    She was a very nice, sweet lady
    She’s the only one that ever did my hair like I wanted.
    I’m sure gonna miss her.
    Praying for all her family & friends
  14. Dianne Lloyd
    We are so sorry for your loss. Diane was always so friendly and gracious. She will be missed.
  15. Kent & Elita McRae
    Danny, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Diane was a beloved member of our family and will be sorely missed. A true “sweetheart” in every sense of the word. May time and wonderful memories replace the grief you are experiencing at this time. Blessings, Kent
  16. John and Paige (Hill) Stell
    Tara - you and your family family are in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.
    John, Paige, & boys
  17. Kay Worbington
    Dear Tara, Jennifer and family, You all are in my prayers at this sad time. I am so sorry to read of your great loss. Diane was always very nice to me and always had a smile to greet me. May you find comfort in knowing that she is with the LORD>
  18. Robert & Patty Devlin
    We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Diane and her family. Diane always had a smile on her face. RIP my sweet friend. Love, the Devlin’s
  19. Rena Day
    Oh Mrs Diane … what a sad day. I will miss you terribly. Prayers for family.
  20. Trudy Carrington (Tucker)
    To all the family , I am broken hearted at the news of Momma Di passing. She was a one of a kind friend, mentor and momma to all she met. My love and prayers are with you all at this time. May the Lord lift you up and surround you with His love. Much Love always.

  21. Chris Johnston
    Always loved her family and made you feel like you were apart of her family..
  22. Pat Smith
    She was one of the first people I met when I move to Monticello. She was always so welcoming and sweet and always had a smile on her face.
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