OBITUARY

Elizabeth Juanita Drayton

May 16, 1957December 25, 2020
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Elizabeth Drayton’s Life Story

Elizabeth Juanita Drayton affectionately known as Liz or Juanita was born to the late Pastor Lallie Robinson Jr and Mother Gloria Mercedes Robinson on May 16, 1957, at the former Women’s Medical Hospital of Pennsylvania. She grew up knowing the importance of having a relationship with God by being consistent in reading the Bible daily and prayer. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior in her early teen years. Her very first church experiences were under the Leadership of her Godparents the late Bishop&Mother Elizabeth Juanita Dabney at the Garden of Prayer World Prayer Center of God in Christ. There she experienced and witnessed the power of God and many miracles. In her teen years, God called her Father to the ministry of Pastorship and as they transitioned as a family she became one of the Founding Members of the Robinson’s Chapel Church of God in Christ. It was at this time her musical gifts began to bloom. Elizabeth was educated within the School District of Philadelphia. While in Middle School she met her childhood sweetheart Darrell Robert Drayton. They were inseparable but life took them down different paths. Elizabeth became a cellist, pianist, organist, and vocalist during this time. She became popular amongst various churches and schools. Along the way she obtained numerous accomplishments and achievements such as Secretary, Medical Assistant Technologist, Phlebotomist, Administrator, and Early Childhood Educator which she retired from. All of these things were amazing but she never put anything before her love for God. Five of her greatest accomplishments that she showed her love and joy towards always are her children of whom she endured in the ways of God. After many years Elizabeth reunited with her childhood sweetheart Darrell and on February 14, 2009 they became husband and wife. Elizabeth enjoyed arts and crafts, line dancing when she was able to, and karaoke. She enjoyed selling Jewelry and doing various volunteer services. She enjoyed helping senior citizens and lending a helping hand to anyone in need at any moment in the best way she possibly could. Her heart was full of love, joy, compassion, and acceptance. She was an encourager and never made anyone feel unloved or rejected. These attributes are a mirror image of how God shows His love toward us. Elizabeth will always be remembered for her love of God, her dedication to her family and friends, her big heart, her beautiful smile, her captivating musical talents, her excellent and sweet spirit, and her encouraging and kind words. She never professed perfection, but she did live a life that was God-centered and her heart was always repertoire and bent towards God. She leaves to cherish her memory and uphold her legacy: Husband : Darrell Drayton 5 Children : Sabrina, Angela, Patrick, Timothy, and Britney 1 Sister: Marguarite 8 GrandChildren: Demetri, Kayla, Terrance Jr., Terrance the 3rd, Trent, Harmony, Patrick Jr., Symphony, Melody, Ariyah. 1 Great Grand Child: Leilani 1 Son-in-law: Terrence Jr. 1 Daughter-in-law : Ashley Mother-in-law: Esther Drayton 2 Uncles: Mason and Ronald 1 Aunt: Emily Best Friend: Janice Dickerson And a host of family and friends on the East and West Coast. Your wings were ready but our hearts were not we will cherish you always. Until we can embrace you again enjoy your rest you deserve your crown and your reward you earned it.

Lovingly Submitted, The family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Aunt Helen & The Pentecostal House of Prayer

January 12, 2021

Sabrina, you and your family have our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. We pray that God strengthen you and your family and give you peace during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the precious memories and eternal love that you shared. Your mother will always be remembered for her faithful service, beautiful spirit and music that she shared with our church family. Sister Juanita will truly be missed and always in our hearts.

Philippians 4:7
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
With love and Sympathy from Aunt Helen, Uncle Erin, Minister Wanda and the Pentecostal House of Prayer Church Family.

Samie Harris

January 12, 2021

Miss Elizabeth was one of my favorite people. I always felt loved and seen every time I saw her. She always had a smile on her face. She was an amazing woman and mother. She will be so missed. My prayers go out to miss Elizabeth’s beautiful family and friends.

Kelly Norwood

January 11, 2021

I’ve only known you for a few months but your sweet spirit has left an everlasting impression. You were a true woman of God and that brought us very close. You will be truly missed but never forgotten. May the the lord send peace and comfort to this truly blessed family. Forever in my heart and prayers. Thank you Ms. Juanita for being my friend. ❤️

Tony Ruffin

January 9, 2021

"I'm already missing Juanita, and she will forever be missed, but she'll always be dear to my heart"!
"It's like it was only a few years ago when Cousin Lallie Robinson, and my father Joseph B. Ruffin were Pastoring their church, "Robinson's Chapel" on 52nd & Girard Avenue, and "Miracle Temple" on 28th & Girard Avenue"! "Cousin Lallie was one of the tallest men that I had ever seen back in the "70's", I had thought that my father was tall, but Cousin Lallie was taller than him, so I'd always thought that he was a giant"! Lol
"Juanita to me was always my pretty cousin that could play that organ like no one else could"! "I was always so captivated by her whenever she was around, I played the drums, and whenever I had the chance to play along beside her, you couldn't tell me anything, the world was in my pocket as far as I was concerned"! "Juanita always seemed to have just the right thing to say to me, and there was never a time that she was too busy to show me that she cared about me, and my wellbeing "! "Our fathers kept us deeply rooted in the church, and her love for being her dad's minister of music was felt by everyone that had the chance to be graced by her passion for her music"!
"I Believe That God Has Her Playing For Him Right Now"! "Play On Cousin"!! ❤❤❤👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

clarence johnson

January 7, 2021

I can remember when Tony introduced me to you and Margie and then Pastor and Sister Robinson and the Robinson Chapel Church in 1974. It seems like only yesterday. You guys were immediately my new family! I rode around in that Green ford van anywhere you guys would go, I wanted to go too. You were instrumental in my finding Jesus in an intimate, personal way. I embraced Christian music, lifestyle and ministry. Your mom gave me Christian albums and I threw all my worldly music away. I saw how God used you and it helped shape my decisions about what I wanted to do and be. We had our ups and downs, ins and outs but you were always my big sister and I praise God for you being in my life. I will never forget you! Love -Gus

Racquel May

January 7, 2021

I forget how we met but Miss Juanita was the most loving mother to her children and the most energetic positive person I’ve ever met. I haven’t spoken with you in sometime but I loved you and your children. You will be missed . This hurts :(

Rocky

Paula Carter

January 6, 2021

Oh baby girl I don't even know where to start😕 When we talked some time ago we were talking about going to see each other. I'm in AZ and you're there in CA. But new phones, life changes or numbers get lost and we give up thinking time is on our side. Well now out of the blue our father called you home and now all I have is the memories of our young years together, singing in the choir and talking and laughing after church all because we gave up. I love you but God loves you more. I will see you in heaven and kiss your dad for me, remember I use to go every Sunday after service and get him his coffee with my babysitter money..lol.🤗🤗

Antoinette Moore

January 6, 2021

Elizabeth Juanita My Sister for Over60 years. We have Sang together, and Ate together and Praise the Lord together I will not forget her as the Days go By. The Tears has been coming .But I thank God. That God Does things Well. Growing up with Juanita was a pleasure. Her Family and My Family was 1 .
Our Church Choir wasRobinson Specials& we where the Moore Specials.But I thank God and I do Love her so much . And we Talk on the Phone 2or3 times a Day . I will miss her God Got her and now She has her Wings Rest my Sister And I Love ❤️ You

Celeste Wilson

January 6, 2021

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I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Juanita in 1973 I was 10 years old at the time she was 16 years old our friendship has lasted for 47 years I remember my brother took me to Walnut Street her father was pastor and she was sitting at the piano playing it was choir rehearsal and her mother said would you like to sing in our choir I said yes and the rest is history I decided then I wanted to a member of Robinson's Chapel Church my Dear sister you have been there for me though thick and thin we have laughed and cried so many times I will miss our late night talks I will Miss you terribly you have earned your wings Fly High my sister wear your crown take your final rest I Love You but GOD Loves You Best💔💔💔

Katrice Lewis

January 5, 2021

I can’t even count the number of nights I stayed at her house... Mrs. Juanita never asked me why... she always had a smile for me 🥰 More recently, I’m so glad we were able to chat online.... smh, I told her I would make the next trip to CA to come see her, sadly I didn’t get the chance.... but I’m glad to know she loved me and I told her that I loved her also... REST WELL MRS. JUANITA... I know she’s in heaven singing or playing something ❤️❤️❤️

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