Andrew Joseph Drayton (June 18, 1998 - June 14, 2024)

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Andrew Joseph Drayton
  • June 18, 1998
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  • June 14, 2024

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Andrew ( AJ ) Drayton died in his home on June 14, 2024 in Fort Myers FL; after suffering over 14 years from an accident in which he was nearly decapitated. He was 25.

Andrew was born on June 18, 1998 in Boston, MA to his parents, Joseph and Mary Drayton. He attended Haverhill High School where his favorite course was ROTC and favorite trip was Costa Rica. Recently Andrew moved to Fort Myers FL with his Mom where he worked part time for UPS and Fed-X before earning his state license as a security officer.

Andrew’s favorite pastimes were spending time at the beaches with his Family and Friends, growing plants, art, music, his reptiles and gaming with his brothers and friends in heated competitions.

Andrew is well loved and known for being a good friend, big bear hugs, amazing sense of humor, creativity, love of animals, his amazing singing voice and loving his Family.

Andrew is preceded in death by his Dad Joseph Drayton of Haverhill MA and is survived by his Mom Mary Drayton of Fort Myers FL; his sister Theresa Harris of Haverhill, brother James Drayton of Haverhill, brother Joseph S. Drayton of New Sweden ME (wife Melissa, son Isaiah), brother William Drayton of Madawaska ME, sister Cecelia Drayton of Hartford CT, brother Benjamin Drayton of Lexington NC, sister Aundra Drayton of Sinclair ME (fiancee Dana, daughter Alana), Uncle Gary Ewell (wife Raquel, son James, daughter Alyssa),Uncle Cedric Height of Baltimore MD, godmother Denise Stewart of Baltimore MD, brothers from another mother Tyler David and Eddie Rowe, “Little Brothers” Julieus and Brent, “Big Sister” Linda Porcelli and “Auntie” Laura Castine, “Big Brother” Doug Johnston as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends and well wishes.

Condolences may be sent to Mary Drayton 6690 Crestridge Loop #1412 Ft. Myers FL 33912.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.


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  1. Yohan lit a candle:
    08 Jul 2024
    Lit since July 8, 2024 at 7:36:39 PM

  2. Irene Walker-Stone says:
    03 Jul 2024
    Mary, I send my condolences to you and your family and the friends of Andrew. I pray the peace that passes all human understanding be yours in the name of Jesus. Irene and Rev. Alex O. Stone

  3. Vanessa Henry Campbell says:
    02 Jul 2024
    My deepest condolences for the Drayton family. AJ was a thoughtful and gentle person who will be well missed.

  4. Kasetta Hicks says:
    25 Jun 2024
    There are no words that can express the loss of life to family and friends, so until we meet again.
    Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away. To a home on God celestial shore, I'll fly away,
    I'll fly away oh glory, I'll fly away....️

  5. Kasetta Hicks says:
    25 Jun 2024
    Rest in the peace!

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