Cynthia Drayton

Published 4:20 pm Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cynthia Alisa Drayton, 48, passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born on Feb. 6, 1967, in Rhode Island.




She was a 1985 graduate of Suffolk High School and was employed at Autumn Care Nursing Home until her time of death.

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Cynthia was a member of New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries Church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Drayton; mother, Gladys Manley; son, Lesster Arrington; brothers, Brian Adams (Jimiese) and Joseph Whitehead (Tarnisha); granddaughter, Chloe Arrington; nephews, Jomeik Whitehead, Brandon Adams and Kwame Sears; nieces, Jaque Copeland and Sheriana Pope; two brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and many other family members and friends.

Ms. Drayton’s visitation will take place from noon to 7 p.m., and the family will receive guests from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will take place at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6 at New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries Church, and she will be laid to rest at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy and flowers may be extended to the family at

Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.