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Jefferson Roy B. Jefferson, "Big Jeff", age 90, born August 14, 1926 in Mayesville, SC, passed away March 12, 2017. A graduate of Mayesville Institute School, Roy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Owens-Illinois with over 30 years of employment. Roy was a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church and served the Lord as a member of the Male Chorus, Trustee Board and Usher Board. Preceded in death by his parents William M. Jefferson and Julia E. Dix-Jefferson, siblings Clara E. Reese, Mary Louise Wilson, Irene Jefferson, Sue Mae Hines, Alonza P. Jefferson, George M. Jefferson, Harry Lee Jefferson, Ivory Jefferson, Primus Jefferson and Willie McKinley Jefferson, former wife and dear friend, Bertha M. Jefferson, and grandson Antonio D. Jefferson. Survived by his children, Thomas (Jacque) Jefferson, Timothy (Darnetta) Jefferson, and Sandra (Bruce) Harris; sister Pattie Gibson; grandchildren, Nicole E. Harris, Seneca (Jason) Turner, Taneka (Johnathan) Brown, Julia L. Harris, Christopher Smith, and Halle Jefferson; great grandchildren, Nathan Lee Roy Harris, William Harris, Floyd Harris, and Madison Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Home-going Celebration 12 noon, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1080 E. Broad St., where his family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read Jeff's extended obituary and express condolences to his family, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2017
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