Jeffery Charles Jefferies

18p1.preview-2Jeffery Charles Jefferies, 43, of Columbia, entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Columbia.

Born in Charleston, he was the son of James Lemar Jefferies and Parnice Davis Jefferies. “Jeff” was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, James Paul Gist and James E. Jefferies, both of Gaffney; seven aunts, Clara Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Fernanders, Amogene Byers, Birdie Garnett all of Gaffney, Christine Reaves of Detroit, Mich., Alice Davis of San Antonio, Texas, Beulah J. Washington of Charleston; six uncles, Lewis M.C. (“Joe”) Davis and Samuel Garnett of Gaffney, Henry Reaves of Detroit, Rev. A.L. Brackett of Spartanburg, Rev. McKinley Washington of Charleston and James Thompson of Blacksburg.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will lie in state in the church Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

The family is at the home of his parents,122 Connecticut Ave., Gaffney.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.