On Friday, August 7, 2020, God called his son, Stacey Bernard Drayton home to rest. He was born on October 22, 1975 in Sumter County, the son of James Drayton, Sr. and the late Inez Porcher Drayton. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School, Class of 1993. He joined Bethel A. M. E. Church in his youth. He worked at Alpha Powder Coating of Sumter. He leaves to cherish his memories: five brothers, Elder James (Rosa Mary), Albertus (Renae), Curtis and Tyrone (Katrena), all of Sumter, Michael (Kenyatta) of New Jersey; four sisters, Pastor Linda (Darryl) Brooks of Sandford, NC, Beatrice (Willie) Charles, Geneva (Johnny) Lacosta of Pinewood and Tracey (Maurice) Ashford of Sandford, NC; a brother-in-law, Matthew Jones of Sumter; two aunts, Minnie Lee Drayton of Sumter and Mary (Marion) Carter of Palmetto, FLA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 204 Armstrong Boulevard, Sumter. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m., Saturday, August 15, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Elder James Drayton, Jr., officiating. The procession will leave the home at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1379 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville. Services directed by The Management and Staff of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
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