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July 23, 2013

Velma "Mae Mae" Wallace Drake


The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Velma Wallace Drake was called to her heavenly home, Saturday, July 20, 2013, with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson by her side.  “Mae Mae,” as she was affectionately known, was born September 24, 1933, to Arstell and Ella Jackson Wallace in Port Arthur Texas.

   Velma was a School Crossing Guard with the City of Port Arthur Police Department for twenty five years and she remained in that capacity until her health failed her in 2012; with a combined total of forty four years of service helping to ensure the safety of school kids in Port Arthur.

   Mother leaves to cherish her memories three daughters; Denise Turner (Richard) of Atlanta Georgia; Diann Foster (Willie) and Debra Ambroise (Clonie Jr.) both of Port Arthur.

   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church. Visitation is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Services will begin at 11:00 am under the direction of Hannah Funeral Home.


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