Jessie Jeffries, 74, of Cowpens, entered eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Widower of Rosa Lee Burris Jeffries, he was born in Cherokee County and was the son of the late Everlena Jeffries and Robert Johnson. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church and a retired construction worker.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a sister, Elvira Hunter.
He leaves to cherish precious memories: a brother-in-law, Deacon Columbus Hunter; two nephews, Rev. Bishop Jimmy Hunter and Rev. Timothy L. Hunter; great-nieces, Jahné Parham (Chris), and Chisa Putman (Byron); great-nephews, Jonathan Hunter (Erica), and Jordan Hunter; cousins, Mrs. Elvena Hollis, Miss Sarah Hollis, Miss Angela Hollis, Mrs. Stella Palmer, James Wilson, George Oliver, Calvin Linder, Johnny Hogue (Cordelia), Dr. A.L. Brackett, A.H. Brackett, Winfort Brackett (Vera), Douglas Brackett (Maxine), and Ruby Hayes; 3 step-sons, Rev. Ralph Burris, Rev. Monroe Burris and Rev. Freddie Burris; 4 step-daughters, Rev. Floree Copeland, Misses Shirley Burris, Doris Burris and Teresa Burris; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Island Creek Baptist Church with Dr. A.L. Brackett officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will lie in state in the church Thursday from noon until the hour of the services.
The family is receiving friends at 210 Smith Road, Cowpens.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.