Drew Michael Pettijohn, 19, of Morrisonville, Ill., passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his residence.
Drew, known by his closest friends and family as “Drew Boo” and “Elmo”, was born December 4, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nev., the son of Shawna M. Matthews and David M. Pettijohn. He had a great sense of humor, and always knew how to cheer someone up when they were having a bad day. Drew loved his family dearly, and was especially protective of his siblings. He was a cat whisperer, and enjoyed mudding, fishing, and hunting. Drew loved kids, and they loved him, especially his nieces.
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; uncle, Richard Dale Stanfill; cousin, Joshua Kates; and great aunt, Yvonne Gubler.
Drew is survived by his mother, Shawna M. Matthews of Morrisonville, Ill.; father, David M. Pettijohn of Oxford, AR; siblings, D.J. Stanfill of Utah, Marcus (Alana Yucaneer) Matthews of Taylorville, Ill., Felicia Stanfill of Auburn, Ill., Sierra Bechtol of Blue Mound, Ill., Cory Kehl of Las Vegas, Nev., Summer Pettijohn of Taylorville, Ill., and Autumn Pettijohn of Morrisonville, Ill.; nieces, Harper and Lennon; paternal grandparents, Rodney and Jacquelyn Stanfill of Taylorville, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Harold Nyman of Gwinn, Mich.; great-grandmother, Normadean Stanfill of Edwardsville, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating. Please come Cowboy Casual.
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