Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Funeral services for Mary Lee Drain, 82, of Leesville will be held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at noon at
the Greater Bethel AME Church in Leesville with Rev. Joe Green, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, April 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Services are under the
direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.
Mary Lee Tinsley was born in Hutton on April 8, 1927 to Floyd and Loraine Tinsley. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Byrd Regional
She became a member of Greater Bethel AME Church in 1942, where she remained a faithful member until her death. Mary Lee loved the Lord and her church. She was a loyal servant in many ministries including Trustee and Steward,
Class Leader #2, Choir Treasurer, Missionary Society, President of the Pastor’s Aide and Member of the Lay Organization.
Mary Lee was affectionately known in the community as a great baker. She was passionate about cooking and found
pleasure in preparing her wonderful desserts, sweet potato, pecan and coconut pies for others to indulge and enjoy. She gained energy from the many requests for her special delicacies.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lee
Drain, Sr. and one son, James Keith Drain.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Donald Drain (Peggie), of Springfield, Va., Joe Lee Drain, Jr., of Pikeville, Tenn. and Willie Drain (Brenda) of Leesville; four daughters, Loraine
Arbo (Brently) of Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Shelia Carr (Albert) of Houston, Texas, Floydia Gail Mitchell (William) of Baton Rouge and Stephanie Pickney of Stone Mountain, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Anthony Arbo, William Mitchell, IV, Joseph Mitchell,
Willie Drain, Jr., Kevin Carr, Samantha Drain and Travis Mitchell; five great grandchildren, Jordan Arbo, Jamauria Mitchell, Naysia D. Mallard, Kaden Drain and Skyar Drain; God-children, Edna Mae Hall (Les) and Yolanda Faye Ming(Robert); four
siblings, Floydia Mae Tinsley, her devoted sister and best friend, Aline Johnson, Nellie Francis (Gene) and John Tinsley (Josie) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Drain
family at