Charles Drake, fondly known as Kenny, was born on June 16,
1963 to Mae B. Diggs and Charles Stone at University Hospi-
tal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was lovingly raised by
his stepfather, Arthur Diggs Jr., who preceded him in death.
Kenny passed away May 13,2019 after a brief illness battle.
Kenny graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in
1982. After High School, he enlisted in the Marines briefly.
Once he left the Marines he attended several colleges, includ-
ing the Community College of Baltimore, Towson University
and Coppin State University in which he studied liberal arts
and computers. He joined the fraternity Phi Beta Sigma while
Kenny had several jobs over the years. He work for Towson
University while enrolled, Baltimore County Library, A. L.
Williams Life Insurance Company, and ADT as a regional
Kenny made numerous friends over the years and will be
sincerely missed by everyone. He was a loving son, father,
brother, grandfather and friend. Kenny loved to watch and
play sports, hang out with his friends and truly loved talking
about his beautiful daughters and grandkids that he was so
He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted and loving
morn, Mae Diggs; two beautiful daughters, Chanel Drake and
Shawntel Mussa (Cheik) and their mother, Teira Pack; two
grandchildren, Cassarah and Kasey; sister, Kimberly Jackson
(Jackie); one nephew, Nigel Jackson; devoted friends, Ed-
ward Shipley, Valerie Savage, Dennis Christmas Jr., Steve
Daxes and Brian Code and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and
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