Launa Joy Draper, 82, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. She was born on August 1, 1938, in Hamilton, Ga., to the late Luther and Sara Williams Fountain.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Draper; brothers, Walter T. Fountain, Luther G. Fountain Jr.; and son, Lawrence Dewayne Hodge.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Kelley (Michael); daughter-in-law, Chelita Hodge; brother, Donald Fountain; sister, Patricia Raulerson; half-sister, Lillie Martin (John); grandchildren, Chris Hodge, Steve Hodge, Michelle Beck, Eric Kelley, and Phillip Citroen; great grandchildren, Tyler Hodge, Zaira Beck, Deseree Argilan, Riley Beck, Kaylee Hodge, Chase Kelley, Ava Hodge, and Braxton Hodge.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Berea Baptist Church, Mooresville, with Rev. Dan Freeman officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream

Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Draper family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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