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We humbly announce the home going of our beloved Emerson Jefferson III. Emerson was called home on May 6, 2017 at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California.
Emerson was born July 25, 1971 in Riverside, California to Emerson and Debra Jefferson, Jr. He was a church drummer and band member. Emerson graduated from Blair High School in Pasadena, California in 1989 and Lane College of Jackson, Tennessee in 2008 with a BS degree in Biology/Chemistry. He was a Cardiac Technician for 23 years and retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in 2016, Citrus Hill High School Biology teacher and also worked as a Chemist. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father.
Emerson was preceded in death by his father, Reverend Emerson Jefferson Jr., his grandparents, Emerson Jefferson Sr. and Annie Bell Jefferson, his grandfather John U Street, his aunts Doralice, Jackie, and Arlena Jefferson, and an uncle Kim Alan Street. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Alica Jefferson (of nearly 21 years); three children Hughston, Madisyn, and Alan Jefferson; his mother Debra "Sunny" Jefferson-Minor (Larry); a grandmother Dorothy Street; siblings John (Renee), Johanah, and Sherifah Jefferson; and an aunt Estelle Clay.
Viewing will be on Saturday, May 13th from 1 PM - 5 PM at Tillman Riverside Mortuary Inc., 2874 10th St., Riverside CA. 92507, phone # 951-682-6433. Home-going Service will be on Sunday, May 14th at 2:00 PM in Amos Temple CME Church, 17925 Iris Ave, Riverside CA. 92508. Burial will be on Monday, May 15th at 1:00 PM at the Perris Valley Cemetery. The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time.
Published in Press-Enterprise on May 12, 2017
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