Jesse Erin Draugelis
Apr 16, 1991Aug 20, 2017
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Sun, September 10, 2017
2 : 00 PM – 12 : 00 AM
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.
SHE WAS A GREAT COWORKER
Jesse was great co-worker but more importantly an amazing friend. Rest in Paradise this is not a goodbye but a see you later some day you will never be forgotten
Darci, I am sending warm thoughts your way. I am so sorry. Please keep your memories of Jesse tucked inside your heart so that you will always have her with you.Susan Martin
Jesse, the best thing to ever happen to me. No words could express my love for her .Anyone who got to come in contact with her are some of the luckiest people ever but I got to have her as a sister and that makes me one of the luckiest people to ever exist. I will remember her as sweet, loving, kind, funny, generous, and good hearted. Everyday she reminded me of how beautiful I was. When I was with her I felt like I could do anything and be anything. She made my heart jump with every word and every hug. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you Jesse forever.
love,your sweet Zoe
Donald Benton lit a candle for Jesse Erin Draugelis
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My heart is broken. You were such a god friend, almost like a daughter to me. I love you so much. You are at peace. Words cannot express how much I miss you and that I never got a chance to say goodbye to you.
Darci, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! I am so very sorry for your loss! Susan Cahoon
I adore your family and my heart aches at this loss. I loved being around Jesse and seeing her smile as it was very contagious. She had a beautiful laugh as well. Beautiful inside and out. Continually praying for all of you as you grieve. Holding you close to my heart.
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