COLUMBUS Lillian Patricia Jefferson, affectionately known as Lillie, formerly of Youngstown for many years, became ill and moved to Columbus to be with her son, Petey and his wife, Lilly. Lillies life journey ended on April 4, 2013, and she entered into the eternal realm of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Lillie was born Dec. 29, 1944, to the late Roy and Patsy Green.
She was a graduate of East High School.
She married Marion PeeWee Jefferson Sr in 1964, and from that union they had three children.
Lillie was employed for 25 years at Southside and Northside Hospitals in the Dietary Department until her retirement. She was a member of the Kimmelbrook Baptist Church and was on the church Usher board.
Lillie enjoyed watching old movies, drinking RC Cola, being with her grandchildren, and visiting with family and friends.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories are her son, Marion Petey (Lilly) Jefferson of Columbus; daughters LaTonia and LaShawn Jefferson, both of Youngstown and Christine Wright; a niece she reared of Columbus; her brother, Ellis (Grace) Green of Youngstown; sister Elsie (William) Colvin of Columbus; and foster sister, Margaret Wright of Youngstown; her aunt, Ethel Lee Collins of Youngstown and Ruth McWhite of Philadelphia; grandchildren Jarell Jefferson of Columbus, Latoya (Welt) Whitfield of Colorado Springs, Colo., Pamela Jefferson, Brandon Thomas and Devon Jefferson of Youngstown, and Ronald and Josalyne Smith of Columbus; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Patsy and Roy Green; husband Marion Jefferson Sr.; sister Katherine Laney; and brothers Rufus and Frank Green.
Lillie was well loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
We also will miss her pretty hazel colored eyes, bright, beautiful smile, her laughter and her kind gentle spirit.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Caliman Funeral Services, 3700 Refugee Road, Columbus, OH 43232.
Vistiation is from 10 to 11 a.m.