Manuel Drake, 69, a native of New Orleans and resident of Raceland, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kennedy Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Drake; sons, Jonathan, Nathaniel and Vincent Drake; stepsons, Donald and Alvin Wheaton; stepdaughters, Lorraine Harris, Jennifer Bishop, Rosalind Simmons, Tokelliar Wheaton and Trisha Every; and sisters, Ella Mae Dyer and Gilda Hadley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Thelma Drake; brothers, Isaac Jones and Joseph Bush Sr.; sisters, Delores Williams, Grace Ray and Geraldine Dixon; and grandmother, Victoria Rainey.
He was a U.S. Air Force
Kennedy Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements.