Daphan (Nickell) Drake of Aransas Pass, TX passed away on June 6, 2020 at the age of 76. Daphan had a heart for God. She led anyone she came in contact with to Jesus. She loved gardening and couldn’t drive by a garage sale without stopping. Daphan was born to parents Lonnie and Mildred Nickell on June 24, 1943 in Fayetteville, AR. She went to Fayetteville High School East.
Daphan is survived by her husband, Bernard Drake; her brother, Lonnie Nickell Jr.; step-siblings, David Oliphant and Earline Swope; her sons, Jason Ross, James Derek Ross, Dustin T. Ross and Chance Drake; and thirteen grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Mildred; her sisters, Betty and Dovie Sue and her brother Ronnie.