Onell R. Driskell

02/01/2011 1:05 PM |

Onell R. Driskell of Riverhead died Jan. 7 at the age of 93.

Born June 25, 1917, in Ridgeway, S.C., to Isaac and Lottie Tucker, she was the youngest of eight children. Educated in South Carolina, she later moved to Suffolk County and lived there for over 50 years. She worked as a beautician and a school crossing guard.

Predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Ms. Driskell is survived by three nieces, Janie Williams of Queens and Pearl Bennett and Naomi Drakeford, both of Camden, S.C.; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. Interment was at Riverhead Cemetery.