Memorial services for Bess Maness Drake will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel at 1815 Marshall Street in Shreveport. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Brown. Burial will be at a later date.
Bess died in peace after a short battle with a tumor. She was a friendly, loving soul with many friends throughout her sorority and a lifelong commitment to sewing wherever needed with many clubs.
Bess grew up in Minden and married Billie Drake of Minden. They raised a family of Deanne, Rita and Mark.
Bess was preceded in death by Andrew J. Maness, Bessie Estell Maness and Lela Frances Castleberry.
She is survived by Billie Drake, Deanne and Dennis Miller, Rita and Cleat Temple, Mark Russell Drake; grandsons, Jeremy and wife, Traci, Russell and Dustin Houston; and great-grandchild, Tommy Houston.
The family appreciates the kindness and support of her friends and relatives.