It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Bishop Robert C. Blakes, Sr., better known as the "Prophet". He entered eternal rest peacefully at his home surrounded by his immediate family on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:30 a.m. Bishop Blakes was the Pastor and Founder of New Home Ministries, A Family of Churches. He was a dedicated Pastor as well as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bishop Blakes was a man of much love and great faith who believed strongly that ""with faith all things are possible." He not only preached love and faith, but lived a life that demonstrated compassion and conviction to his mission of serving God's people. While we mourn the loss of this great man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and pray that it serves as an inspiration to others. For those who may ask what they can do to honor him, we simply request that you honor his example of service and accomplishments. Bishop Blakes is survived by his wife, Lois R. Blakes, sons Robert C. Blakes, Jr. and Samuel R. Blakes, daughters-in-law, Lisa and Stacey Blakes, six (6) grandchildren, two (2) great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. New Orleans, LA - Funeral services for Bishop Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Pastor and Founder of New Home Ministries, age 74, will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner, Louisiana, with Bishop Paul S. Morton, Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The interment will take place at Lake Lawn Mausoleum in Metairie, Louisiana, 5100 Pontchartrain Drive, Metairie, Louisiana immediately following the service. The Blakes family's public viewing and visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at New Home Ministries (Uptown), 1616 Carondelet Street, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Taking The Kingdom Ministries, 1605 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Condolences may be forwarded to Heritage Funeral Directors, 4101 Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117, and (504) 944-5500.