Drew Michael Pettijohn, 19, of Morrisonville, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home at 304 Carlin Street in Morrisonville. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating.
Pettijohn, known by his closest friends as "Drew Boo" and "Elmo" was born on Dec. 4, 1999, in Las Vegas, NV, to Shawna M. Matthews and David M. Pettijohn. He had a great sense of humor and always knew how to cheer the people around him up when they were having a bad day. Pettijohn loved his family dearly and was especially protective of his siblings. He was known as a cat whisperer and enjoyed mudding, fishing and hunting. He loved children and they loved him in turn, especially his nieces.
Pettijohn is survived by his mother, Shawna M. Matthews of Morrisonville; father, David M. Pettijohn of Oxford, AR; siblings, D.J. Stanfill of Utah, Marcus (Alana Yucaneer) Matthews of Taylorville, Felicia Stanfill of Auburn, Sierra Bechtol of Blue Mound, Cory Kehl of Las Vegas, NV, Summer Pettijohn of Taylorville and Autumn Pettijohn of Morrisonville; nieces, Harper and Lennon; paternal grandparents, Rodney and Jacquelyn Stanfill of Taylorville; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Harold Nyman of Gwinn, MI; great-grandmother, Normadean Stanfill of Edwardsville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Jenny Parker, and Stan and Gerry Matthews;paternal great-grandparents, Jerry Stanfill, and Margaret and Edward Morris; an uncle, Richard Dale Stanfill; a cousin, Joshua Kates; and a great-aunt, Yvonne Gubler.
Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home. Donations of food may be made to the American Legion Post #721 in Morrisonville after noon on Saturday, May 11. Condolences may be left online at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.