Congregation Remembers Bishop Robert Blakes

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Bishop Robert Blakes was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon.

He was the long time leader of New Home Ministries.

Blakes died earlier this month at the age of 74.

Along with his church work, he was known to get involved in political and social issues in New Orleans.

Blakes is survived by his wife, two sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.