Drayce Michael Sorensen, 1, of 648 Ohio, Apt. E., Quincy, died at 3:40 p.m.Tuesday (July 15, 2014) in his home. Drayce was born Jan. 5, 2013, in Quincy, the son of Adam Blackburn and Natalya Sorensen. His favorite thing to do was to cuddle with his mom and grandma. Drayce also loved his home health nurses and playing and stretching with them in therapy. He liked music and toys, especially the ones that lit up brightly. Drayce loved being outside and being in water. Although he couldn't speak, he was a little cutie with a winning personality, and everyone who met him loved him. Drayce is survived by his mother, Natalya Sorensen of Quincy; his father, Adam (Brooke) Blackburn of Quincy; three half sisters, Victoria Blackburn of Hawaii, Jameson Blackburn of California, and Audra Blackburn of Quincy; a maternal grandmother, Kimberly Sorensen of Quincy; a maternal grandfather, Nate (Stacy) Parker Jr. of Quincy; a paternal grandfather, Billy (Claire) Blackburn of Alaska; a maternal great-grandmother, Clara Ralston of Davenport, Iowa; a maternal great-grandmother, Mary Sorensen of Quincy; a maternal great-grandfather, Nate Parker Sr.; two uncles, Desmond (Jessica) Sorensen of Quincy, and Nathaniel (Jocelyn) Sorensen of Kirksville, Mo.; three aunts, Heather Berry of Quincy; Camille Sorensen of Quincy, and Danielle Laffoon of Alaska; a great-aunt, Mary Parker of Quincy; several other great-aunts and great-uncles, and cousins including, Valerie, Mikaleia, Emilliyon, and Blaine; and a close friend, Kymia Voepel of Quincy. Drayce was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Robert Sorensen; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Belle Parker. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Jai Anderson conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 18 in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home MEMORIALS: St. Louis Children's Hospital ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com
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1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 17 to July 19, 2014