Evelyn Barbara Draughon

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Evelyn Barbara Draughon, age 66.  Sunrise April 13, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA and Sunset October 20, 2015 in Columbus, OH.  Evelyn was a graduate of Youngstown East High School and attended Youngstown State University where she was a member of the Girls Ensemble.  She was  a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church where she served as Chairman of the Deaconess Board, Head Cook, Pastors Administrative Assistant, and President of The Young Adult and Young Peoples Choir, The Marriage and Sick and Shut in Ministries.   Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Wolver and Eva Jane Cuff Harris.  Left to cherish her memory, husband of 45 years Jonathan W. Draughon Sr., son Jonathan W. (Nicole) Draughon Jr., daughter Felina L. (Richard) Williams, sister Gloria Marie (James) Burnette, grandchildren Alivia Eve-Marie Williams and Taylor Nicole Draughon, Goddaughter Genary (Melvin) Maxwell, Godson Terrance Dooley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Visitation 6:00pm and 7:00pm Tribute Service Friday October 30, 2015 and Visitation 9:00am Visitation and 10:00am Home Going Service Saturday October 31, 2015 at First Church of God 3480 Refugee Rd.  Interment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Pastor Jayakumar Garnipudi

    Dear Ones, we are very sorry to hear about my Beloved sister Barbara went to be with the Lord , but she is in better place and we are going to see her one day . we as REAL INDIA CHURCH pray for the rest of the family , May the Lord be with you all,
    GOD Bless you all
    Pastor and Church Memebers of REAL INDIA CHURCH

  2. James Curtis and Arensia Williams

    To Johnnie Draughon and my family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Barbara, as we called her was such a lovely person that always met you with a beautiful smile. At the last reunion in North Carolina, she exemplified, as always, the love for family and a warm spirit. We ask that our God will continue to comfort you and the family. We will continue to pray for you that God will continue to be your refuge and strength during this time. Our love is with you always.

  3. Audrey Williams

    To Johnny and all the Draughon family. We are all thinking of and praying for your peace and comfort. Though we are not there with you in person, our hearts are filled with love for you and all the family. Sincerely, Audrey, Cravon, Curtis & Arensia, Belvia & Andrew, and Sharon and Ollie

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