|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 2010|
Jo Ann Beasley Drakos, 82, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ as she died peacefully at her residence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on April 9, 2010, with her loved ones by her side.
Jo Ann was born on October 22, 1927, in Amarillo, Texas to the late LeRoy and Lottie Laura Beasley. They moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Jo Ann was raised. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Gerald Beasley, M.D., her sister Barbara Lee Webb, her husband Theodore C. Drakos, and her daughter, Carol Ann Drakos Holland.
Jo Ann attended West Central High School in Tulsa and it was there where she met Ted Drakos whom she would later marry on December 11, 1942. He was an outstanding baseball player who represented Oklahoma as an All American in The Esquire Game of 1945 where Ty Cobb was his coach for The West Team and Babe Ruth was coach of The East Team. He signed with the New York Giants farm team during college at the University of Tulsa, and played professionally for two years.
Jo Ann was elected as a Princess of Lambda Chi Alpha, Ted's fraternity. She was so adored by the fraternity and elected Princess even though she was not a student at that time!
Ted and Jo Ann were married for 33 years before Ted's untimely death at the age of 53 in 1981. Together, they had four children; Theodore Chris Drakos, Jr.,; Kathryn Sue Cattano, married to John P. Cattano; Richard Lawrence Drakos, married to Nancy Strickland Drakos, and Carol Ann Drakos Holland, deceased.
Jo Ann also left behind 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
All will remember her sincere love, encouragement and beautiful smile. Her sweet disposition and kindness made those around her feel blessed by her unconditional love. She was a dedicated mother and a devoted wife.
A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Chatham, NJ.
She was laid to rest next to her deceased husband Ted at the Fairmount Cemetery in Chatham, N.J.
Her entire family greatly mourns the loss of their very nurturing and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. As their Christian faith promises, they know they will be reunited with her, and that hope sustains their grieving at this time.
Gerald Leroy Beasley (1903 - 1985)
Lottie Laura Bell Beasley (1906 - 2008)
Theodore Chris Drakos (1928 - 1981)
Carol Ann Drakos Holland (1963 - 2008)*
Gerald LeRoy Beasley (1926 - 1996)*
Jo Ann Beasley Drakos (1927 - 2010)
Barbara Lee Beasley Webb (1939 - 2006)*
Fair Mount Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50982672