A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hall Davis and Son Funeral Service 9348 Scenic Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA. Reverend Ronald A. Sutton will officiate. Interment will follow in the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA. She leaves to cherish with much love and fond memories her husband of 54 years, Robert B. Drayton; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert R. Nicholas and Charlene, Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Carolyn Brown James; grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Jahmal A. Nicholas and wife Shirley, Guam, Evangelist Trena Richard, Terrance James Watkins, April R. Toussaint and husband Al, Dallas, Texas, Minister Willie O. Richard and wife Minister Tonia, Randy Richard and Carlos Sweet, Sr. Oakdale, Stephanie Smith and husband Jerome, Las Vegas, NV, Sydnee Byrd, Oakland, CA; great-grandchildren, Sienna and Jordyn Nicholas, Guam, Kayla Elyse Watkins, Ariel and Karsten Richard, Gabriel Toussaint, Dallas,TX, Carlos Sweet, Jr., Oakdale, Jaidyn Smith, Las Vegas, NV; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine Tucker Wright and William; four nieces, Lynn C. Tucker, Constance Williams, Deloris Ellois and Betty Allen; other nieces and nephews, extended family and friends to include Oakland, CA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Merida and father Sam Tucker; daughter, Pansy Elaine Richard Sweets, brother, Luther Tucker; son-in-law, Dr. Louis J. James, Sr.; mother-in-law, Sarah Jackson. Evangelist Drayton was born in Amite, LA and grew up in Baton Rouge prior to moving to Oakland, CA for more than 40 years. She retired from Children Hospital of the East Bay and returned home to Baton Rouge in January 2000. The family has entrusted arrangements to Hall Davis and Son Funeral Service. www.hallsinc.net.