Jean Lee Hudson Drinkard, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  She was the daughter of the late Willie Eugene and Mary Lee Colgate Hudson and the devoted wife of the late Royal Lee Drinkard, Jr.

Jean Lee was a lifetime member of Southall Memorial United Methodist Church, Saxe, Virginia and was retired from her position with the United States Postal Service in Farmville, Virginia, a job she loved and enjoyed so much for over twenty years.

Her life was always centered around her children and their families. She loved nothing more than to have them all together talking over each other while she listened.  Cherishing so many wonderful memories of her, Jean Lee is survived by her five children, Donna Green (Billy) of Phenix, Beth Hall (Randy) of Drakes Branch, Sherrill Pugh (Eddie) of Madisonville, Royal Lee “Buster” Drinkard, III (Christine) of Verona, Virginia, and William “Bill” Drinkard (Becky) of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; sixteen grandchildren, Trip Green (Marsha), Rick Hall (Nikki), Mitchell Hall (Jessica), Brittany Stephens (Justin), Jessica Duffey, Thomas Hamlet, Ryan Hamlet, Joey Pugh, Andy Drinkard, Megan Drinkard, Lee Drinkard, Britney Armarode, Briana Armarode, Jennifer Townsend (Timothy), Marissa Walsh and Matthew Walsh; ten great-grandchildren, Liam and Scarlett Green, Gracie Hall, Hensley Hall, Brennan and Sebastian Moll, Jay Duffey, Jamie Bolick, Tanner and Trenton Townsend; a special “son”, Justin Young; and a sister, Nancy Garrett (Sandy).

Jean Lee was preceded in death by her eldest grandson, Scott Vincent Hall; her great-grandson, Gage Scott Hall; and a sister, Ann Marie Goddin.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2021, at Saxe Cemetery, Saxe, VA.  Public viewing will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA.  In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Wayland Nursing Home, Keysville, Virginia for their kind and compassionate care extended to their mother in her final days.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sherry Smith Green

    10 March 2021 7 months ago

    My deepest sympathy and love go out to the family! A lot of my childhood memories were spent in the home of this wonderful lady who was a “mom” to many children who grew up in Saxe and Drakes Branch

  2. Sulane Scruggs

    11 March 2021 7 months ago

    To all Jean’s family: My sincerest empathy to you at this great loss. God bless each of you and comfort you as only He can do.

  3. Richard Narango

    11 March 2021 7 months ago

    To the entire Drinkard Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Drinkard family during this time of grief. My wife and I would like to share Roman’s 6:23: FOR THE WAGES SIN PAYS IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT GOD GIVES IS EVERLASTING LIFE BY CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.
    Through Christ sacrifice, Jean Drinkard is guaranteed resurrection.
    May each of you find comfort in these words during this sad time.

  4. Randy Meade

    11 March 2021 7 months ago

    Meade Trucking would like to express our heartfelt sympathies and sorrows to the entire Drinkard Family on the passing of Jean.
    Jean will always have a special importance within our company and will always remain in our hearts.

  5. Sharon Layne

    12 March 2021 7 months ago

    As one of her many “Saxe” children, she will be sadly missed. She Always had a welcoming smile and hug. I was SO happy to find her at the Farmville Post Office during my Longwood University days. Prayers to all of her family.

  6. Betty Crews

    12 March 2021 7 months ago

    Sherrill,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May God give each of you peace and comfort at this time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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