In Memory of






Obituary for John "Biggz Da Boss" Singleton

John Antonio “Biggz Da Boss” Singleton suddenly left this present world on the morning of Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Lawrence & Memorial hospital.

John was born on November 27, 1980 to the late John Jones and Violet Singleton. When John was 16 months old he was moved to New London, CT to be raised by Emily and Leroy Drayton, whom he affectionately called Mommy & Daddy. John was a member of Pentecostal Rescue Mission C.O.G.I.C since he was a child. He attended the New London public school system and graduated from New London high school in 1991. In 2000, he joined the job core of Springfield MA and earned a culinary certificate. If you knew John, he loved to cook and eat.

John worked at Stop & Shop until his sickle cell disease prevented him from doing so. John couldn't stay idle so he worked side jobs as a security guard for Flowers & Kane & NoWhere's Cafe. He was also an inspirational DJ, as he loved music. In 2012, John married Angela Mccinns of Norwich, CT. In 2018, they went their separate ways, however, they remained very good friends. John was a stepfather and pop-pop to Angela’s children and grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his father; John H. Jones Jr (SC), his grandmother; Geneva T. Gratehis (SC), his oldest brother; Leroy J. Drayton Jr (CT) and his God-father; John Tillman (CT).

John leaves to cherish the love of his heart his parents; Violette Jones (birth mother) of South Carolina, Leroy & Emily Drayton (raised parents) of New London, his siblings; Shamika Green-Singleton (Anthony Green) of Charleston SC, Natarsha Singleton of New London CT, Arista Jones of Pawleys Island SC, Velda Jones (Curtis Jones) of New London CT, Althea Green (Jessie Green) of South Carolina, Rinaldo Drayton of New London CT, Bobby Gram of New London CT, and his God-mother; Melvina Tillman of South Carolina. John also leaves behind stepsons, grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special people that he calls brothers and sisters. And a special friend; Daniel Green.

John loved football. As a child, he would help hype the high school football team and he would help coach the little league football team with his older cousins. His favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys, no one could talk about his team. John had a big heart. He would help anyone if he could or try to find a way to help. Family knew him as John. However, many knew him as New London's teddy bear, Forehead and Biggz Da Boss.

- Lovingly Submitted by the Family

Per family request and concerns for safety and health of loved ones, services are private. A walk-through viewing will be held at Fulton Theroux, 181 Ocean Ave, New London from 12pm to 1pm. Masks are required for entry. A recording of John's Celebration of Life will be available Saturday at 12:30pm via Pentecostal Rescue Mission's COGIC streaming platform and the Lester Gee Funeral Home website.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Lester Gee Funeral Home of New London.

To view John's services please click on the "view tribute video" link below John's photo album.