Kenyetta C Draughon

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In Loving Memory of Kenyetta C Draughon

Kenyetta C Draughon, lovingly known as Puddin Puddin, was born on September 2, 1973, passed away on September 21, 2023, Kenyetta was a cherished member of her community, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and joyful memories.

Born and raised in Columbus, Kenyetta was a proud African American woman who embraced her heritage and valued her family above all else. She was the beloved mother of Davonte Mitchell, Leanndra Mitchell, Vandell Mitchell, and Dalaysa Penick. Her role as a mother was one she cherished and excelled in, guiding her children with unwavering support, love, and understanding.

Kenyetta was the daughter of Sandra A Merrill and William L. Draughon, who always held a special place in her heart. She also leaves behind her grandmother, Hattie E. Merrill; cherished sisters, (twin) Kenyatta Draughon, Kisha (Eramus) Thornton, and Tina Tatum and brother, Ahmed Alexander. Her presence in her siblings’ lives brought immense joy and irreplaceable bonds.

Professionally, Kenyetta was a dedicated Call Center Specialist at Chase, where she partnered her warm personality with professionalism, providing exceptional service to those she served. Outside of work, Kenyetta found great joy in music, dancing, and cooking. She loved gathering her family around the table for delicious meals, creating lasting memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

As an avid organizer and decorator, Kenyetta transformed any space she touched into a haven of beauty and comfort. Her attention to detail and knack for interior design made every gathering a memorable experience. Moreover, she loved watching movies, shopping for the latest fashions, indulging in fine dining experiences, and exploring the world through travel.

Kenyetta brought energy and light to every room she entered, making people laugh with her infectious sense of humor. Her playful spirit extended to spending quality time with her six-year-old daughter, immersing herself in the world of Barbie dolls and creating magical moments that will forever be cherished.

Kenyetta leaves behind her companion Duane E. Penick and four beautiful grandchildren, Sa’myah Williamson, Cabella Willis, Naomi Mitchell, and Ahmias Mitchell, who brought immense joy to her life. She relished in their presence and showered them with love and affection. She is also survived by a special sister, Erica Brown and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; grandmother, Christella Woody, grandfather, William A. Merrill and stepsister Tosha Mays.

To honor and remember this incredible woman, funeral services and ceremonies have been arranged. Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday September 30, 2023 at Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church 1205 Hildreth Ave. She will be laid to rest next to her father at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Kenyetta C Draughon was an extraordinary individual who embraced life, cherished her loved ones, and spread joy wherever she went. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved her.

Condolence Messages

  1. Kevan and Betty Days

    We are truly saddened by her passing on to be with the Lord our God. May the Lord grant the family the strength and understanding of his will so that we all find comfort.

    God bless the family one and all.

  2. So very sad to hear that Kenyatta has passed away. My sincere condolences for her family and friends. She was such a beautiful lady, and will be missed.

    • My sincere condolences to Kisha and the family. May God give you all the strength and peace as only He can give as you maneuver through this journey. Amen

      Your co-worker and friend, Kimberly

  3. Virginia Nicky Brooks

    To the family of Kenyetta,
    So sorry to hear of her passing Kenyatta I know your other half is gone but know she is in a better place. Praying for strength for all of you I know that this is hard but I am asking God to hold your hand and walk beside you at this time of need. Love the Brooks family!

  4. My deepest condolences to the family she was a beautiful and amazing friend we lived behind each other and she was my 1st child God mother I’m going to miss you very much dear friend

  5. I wish to send my deepest condolence to the family of my dearest friend kenyetta I’m going to miss you all the fun we had the laughter we shared crying times I want you to sore high you earned it my queen my dearest friend you would be sadly missed I Will Always Love You forever more you live in my heart my dearest friend we will never part

  6. I love you so much my baby cousin. I promise to pass along our memories to the kids and continue to share that love. You will be truly missed. Until we meet again your’s truly Ericka

  7. Cassandra Draughon

    Yetts, you were an amazing person. I’m so grateful for how close we became. I’m going to cherish you and our memories forever. Until we meet again, Rest Peacefully Cousin.

  8. I’m sorry to see you go but know you will be in our hearts forever. Love you cousin!!

  9. Kemba Days Johnson & Family

    Kenyetta, I am still in disbelief regarding your sudden passing. We had just talked over the phone, and prior to that you were at my home for the family dinner and you made the BOMB PASTA SALAD. I am so glad that we had that time together, and I am sure many family members feel the same way, as we do not know when will be the last time you see someone on this side.
    Love you Yetta.
    Romans 8:18 “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.”

  10. Gemelos Hair Gallery will miss our beautiful client, She was a sweetheart, We had a blast every time she came to get her hair done! She will never be forgotten ♥️

  11. Lynette (Rachelle) Moman-Sowell

    Kenyetta was a bubbly spirit that will be greatly missed. Sending prayers of peace and solace during this time of great loss.

  12. RIH my dear friend. You will be truly missed. She was a kind hearted person. My deepest condolences to her love ones.

  13. ~Revaluations 21:3,4…..And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore….the former things have passed away.~ Kenyetta…my cousin, our time was brief but I know I’ll see you again, in paradise on Earth…until then sleep peacefully , you are Loved, My Condolences to All

  14. In loving memory of Kenyetta C Draughon,

    I did not have the honor to work with Kenyetta personally but often saw her name while working at Chase. To the family and friends, may you find the comfort in your hearts to heal and cherish the time you had with her. Her memory and legacy will continue to live on as she watches over you. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss from Arizona.

  15. My condolences to the family. I pray God give you peace she was a beautiful soul that will live on forever in our hearts. God bless you all.

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