Emma Jefferies, 112 years old, Deaconess and Church Mother, departed this life August 20, 2011. Born August 11, 1899 to William and Delia (Fields) Toone in Chase City, VA where she received her formal education and then taught in the Chase City Public Schools. United in marriage to Robert Jefferies who predeceased her. A member of Bethesda Baptist Church, New Rochelle for 80 years, and Sunday School Teacher. Employed during WW2 an assembler in the Munitions Industry, Bridgeport, CT. Surviving are a daughter, Beatrice Prioleau, grandchildren, and others.
Family to receive friends Thursday, 10am to 12noon, Bethesda Baptist Church, 71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle. Funeral 12 noon at the church. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, NY. Arrangements Barney T. McClanahan F.H., Inc.
Published in The Journal News on Aug. 23, 2011.