ST. MARTINVILLE — Services will be conducted for Mr. Kelly Drake Jr., 62, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rev. Justin officiating.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.

A native and lifelong resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Drake died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Lafayette General Hospital.

He was employed at Martin Mills for 30 years.

He is survived by his mother, Philomene Drake Williams; two daughters Voronica Narcisse and Ashley Long; four sons Cornelius Perrio, Kelly Long, Derrick Long, Nathan Long; three brothers Royal Drake Sr., Robert Ledet and Kerry Ledet; five sisters Lucy Drake, Eunice Solomon, Janet Kately, Connie Bills and Bonnie ; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kelly Drake Sr.; Eunice (Nanny) Provost; and brothers Alton Drake, Allen Drake and Jerry Drake.

Pallbearers will be Royal Drake Jr., Terrance Dugas, Byron Chretien, Sr., Larry Narcisse Jr., Dometrius Soloman and Jessy Solomon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Royal Drake Sr., Cornelius Perrio, Keith Drake, Nathab Long, Kelly Long, Derrick Long.

The Golden Meadows Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

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