The beautiful spirit of Jesse Erin Draugelis departed this life from her home in Glen Allen, VA and went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Jesse is survived by her mother; Darci Butler, father; Chris Draugelis, her two sisters; Cory Draugelis and Zoe Butler, grandmothers; Deborah Butler and Donna Hall, great-grandmother; Mildred “Millie” Muhly, sister Cory’s significant other; Matthew DePaolis, fiancé and soul mate; Richard “Rick” Czajka, very special friend and mother’s fiance; Donald Benton, a multitude of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her beloved dog; Bandit. Jesse was predeceased by her grandfathers; Joseph E. Butler, Jr., and Joseph A. Draugelis, her great grandfathers; James B. Pearson, and Joseph E. Butler, Sr., and great grandmother; Gladys R. Butler.
Jesse was the completion of five living generations of her maternal family, when she was born in Fairfax, VA, on April 16, 1991, to Darci Butler and Chris Draugelis. She lived in Fredericksburg, VA and later resided in Glen Allen, VA. Jesse graduated from Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, VA in 2009, with an Advanced Studies Diploma and a Certified Nursing Assistant Degree. After graduating high school, she worked in various Assisted Living facilities, where she took great joy in caring for the disabled, sick, and elderly residents. She also worked in animal care which gave her great pleasure and joy. Jesse was a successful licensed Property and Casualty Insurance agent for State Farm and Allstate. She was a highly charismatic and successful sales and marketing agent, brand ambassador, and customer service agent for various companies.
Jesse’s personality was bigger than life! She was a fun loving free spirit, who had an uncanny ability to brighten up the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Her sense of humor and infectious laugh were a blessing and a gift to all who knew her. Her beautiful smile and incredible energy was felt by all. She had a huge heart filled with joy, love, passion, kindness and affection beyond measure.
Jesse loved being with her family. She was especially proud to be the “big sister” of Cory and Zoe! She had a love for animals, a passion for music and dancing, being one with nature, and especially hiking and spending time along the James River.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Jesse’s Life will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM,at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
There will be a “Memory Book” at the reception following the service. The family would appreciate anyone who might like to share a memory, message or photo in the memory book.
Donations in Jesse’s honor may be made to The Sophie House, 4771 Shady Grove Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059, and/or Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.