Beverly Clifford (Johnny) Draper, 64, of Monessen, went to his eternal rest suddenly on May 5, 2019. Born June 1, 1954 he was a son of the late Beverly C. and Helen Christain Draper. He was a lifelong resident of Monessen and a 1972 graduate of Monessen High School. Following graduation he played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before attending Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. After graduating he joined his father in business. In addition to being owner and supervisor of Beverly C. Draper Funeral Home Inc., he was employed by Volkswagen, and Sony, both in New Stanton. He graduated from The Culinary Institute of Pittsburgh and worked for a time as chef at Cedarbrook Culbhouse Grille in Rostraver, PA. Most recently he was employed by Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. (S.P.H.S.) as a site monitor in Monessen. Johnny was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Donora, where he served as Trustee, Men's Day Chairman, and took care of van transportation. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Joyce Draper McLee. He is survived by a nephew, Kevin McLee and great niece and nephew Joyce and Kevin McLee; many cousins, a few to which he was very close; Shelley (Rob) Ramsey, Dale (Michele) Simpson, Maurice "Tubby" (Rella) Rice, Kay Dudley, Marlene Poindexter, and Helen McKissick, along with many others and a host of family members and friends. Friends will be received on Friday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 11 am, this of the funeral service in St. Paul's Baptist Church, 49 South McKean Ave. Donora. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. The family suggest memorials to St. Paul's Church, 49 South McKean Ave. Donora, PA 15033 Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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