Evelyn Rose ‘Puna’ Drake

Devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend

St. Martinville – Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Union Baptist Church for Evelyn Rose “Puna” Drake, 50, who passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, at Lafayette General Medical Center.

The Rev. Joel Greene Sr. officiated the funeral services. Interment followed at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Drake was a native and resident of St. Martinville where she was a member of Union Baptist Church, and a former member of the youth choir and a former junior usher.

Survivors include her former husband, Bennett Perrio; her mother, Lizzie Voorhies Drake; three sons, Kawaski P. Drake, who was adopted and reared by her parents, and Clarence and Brandon Perrio, all of St. Martinville; two daughters, Roshanda Perrio and Brandi Perrio, both of Breaux Bridge; three brothers, Willis Drake Jr., Kenneth Drake and Kawaski P. Drake, all of St. Martinville; three sisters, Delores Menard, Rose Marie Roberts and husband Walter Jr, and Darlene Drake, all of St. Martinville; a godchild:, Erica Marie Roberts; her godmother, Rose Locks; her godfather: Allen Joiner; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Drake Sr.; two brothers, Nelson Drake Sr. and Allen Drake; one sister, Mary Ann Drake; maternal grandparents, Allen Voorhies Sr. and Alberta Roberta Voorhies; and paternal grandparents, Lawrence Drake Sr. and Lillian Gardner.

Active honorary pallbearers were members of the immediate family.

The public is invited to view the obituary online and sign the guestbook at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia.

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