Thelma Jefferies Davidson, age 81, of 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, passed away Saturday, October 28th, in Peachtree Nursing Home.
Widow of Clarence Davidson, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Mary I.V. Jefferies.
For 49 years from December 27, 1973, she was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. She was a graduate of Granard High School. She was employed with Limestone Mills, Limestone College and later went to work for Mr. Kelly Hamrick until she retired.
In addition to her parents and husband, Thelma was preceded in death by a son, Adam C. Jefferies; five brothers, J. L. (Jake) Jefferies, Johnny Jefferies, Jr., Albert C. Jefferies, Lewis R. Jefferies, and Claude L. Jefferies; four sisters, Virginia Jefferies, Sylvia J. Parker, Daisy Wallace (CJ) and Margaret Davis (Dewitt).
She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Preston B. Jefferies (Detra), of Greenville, SC; step-sons, Darrell ad Billy Williams; two daughters, Sharon Jamison (John) and Alice E. Jefferies, both of Gaffney, SC; step-daughter, Rose Marie Woods; two brothers, JoaQuion Jefferies, of Gaffney, SC and Robert N. Jefferies (Leecie), of Charleston, SC; three sisters, Ramoas Gordon, Belvar Studyvance (Edmond), both of Gaffney, SC and Doris J. Watson, of Spartanburg, SC; six grandchildren, Perez Hemphill, Dorian J. Jefferies, both of Gaffney, SC, Dennis J. Jefferies (Tasha), of York, SC, Jonica Jefferies, of Gaffney, SC, Johnika Jamison, of Charlotte, NC, and Joylanda Jamison, of Lynchburg, VA; fifteen great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends- including special friends, Furman And Rosa Studyvance, Patricia Sarratt, Frances A. Byars and Elsie Kimmer.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness (Gaffney) with Brother Brian Phifer officiating.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her daughter, Alice Jefferies, 201 Osage Drive, Gaffney, SC.