J. L. “Jake” Jefferies, 84, of 406 Hetty Hill Street, Gaffney, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Palmetto Patriots Home, Gaffney, SC.
Widower of Velma Tyler Jefferies, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Johnny Sr. and Mary I.V. Jefferies.
Jake was a graduate of Granard High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a Baptist. He was a retired delivery truck driver of Byars Medical Delivery Service.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Jefferies; siblings, Virginia Jefferies, Daisy Wallace, Margaret Davis, Sylvia Parker, Johnny, Claude, Albert and Lewis Jefferies.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: three son, Lang Crosby and Eric Coleman, both of Gaffney, SC, Jeff Coleman (Andrea), of Charlotte, NC; five daughters, Claudia Johnson and Sybil Bridges, both of Gaffney, Roxanne Jefferies, of Opelousas, LA, Patrice Smith (Patrick), of Boiling Springs, SC, and Faye Crosby, of Boiling Springs, SC; two brothers, Joaquion Jefferies, of Gaffney, SC, and Robert Neal (Leecie), of Charleston, SC; four sisters, Thelma Davidson, of Gaffney, SC, Doris Watson, of Spartanburg, SC, Ramos Gordon and Belvar Studyvance (Edmond), both of Gaffney, SC; raised as a daughter, Jonetta Jefferies, of Layfayetta, LA; an aunt, Carolean Adams, of Charlotte, NC; a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 30th, at 12:00 noon, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Minister John Jamison officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Sybil Bridges, 406 Hetty Hill Street, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily.