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George "Joe" Jeffery, Jr.

October 9, 1944 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Deacon George Jeffery, Jr., affectionately known as “Joe”, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend was born October 9, 1944 to the late George and Girstine Jeffery, Sr. in Casscoe, Arkansas. He departed this life on December 10, 2021.

He accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Calvary C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Elder Clarence Guydon. He remained a faithful member under the leadership of Elder Fredrick “Bobby” Jeffery, until he made his heavenly transition, earning the nickname “Apostle Joe”.

George attended Immanuel High School in Almyra, Arkansas. He had a love for agriculture in his early adulthood. He worked a variety of jobs related to the field of agriculture including Southland “Hartz” Seed Company, Riceland Foods, Hargrove Farms, and later retired from Producer’s Rice Mill. George was also an entrepreneur, the owner operator of Joe’s Tree and Lawn Service, and helped to keep others warm by selling firewood.

He was an avid hunter having tagged one of the biggest bucks, a “26 Pointer” in the state of Arkansas back in 1976. For years it was on display at Mack’s Sport Shop. He also loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and mowing yards. He was a community leader serving others by always helping those in need whether it was mowing a lawn, driving someone across town or across the nation to get what they needed. He would give you the shirt off his back and look to see if there was anything else he could do to help.  “Joe” was a mentor to many children in the community, lovingly called “Uncle Joe” and “Daddy” by those that knew him well. He loved spending time with family and friends, as well as taking care his grand and great-grandchildren.

George united in Holy Matrimony to Bessie Timmons. They enjoyed love for a lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Girstine Jeffery, Sr., two brothers Arthur Holt and Willie Lee Holt, Sr., and six sisters Jewel Wofford, Leatha M. Holt-Peoples, Rosie Lee Holt-Tolliver, Earnestine Holt, Juanita Owens, and Betty Watkins.

George precious memories will be cherished forever by his wife Bessie Jeffery of Stuttgart, AR; three sons George Jeffery III  and Corey (Gnea) Jeffery, Sr., both of Stuttgart, AR, and Kenny (Jenny) Hill, Sr. of  Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; three daughters Cynthia (Monday) Ehigie of Little Rock, AR, Linda Cole of Fresno, CA, and Latoya Jeffery of Stuttgart, AR; four brothers Pastor Frederick (Barbara) Jeffery and Freddie Holt, both of Stuttgart, AR, Larry (Emma) Jeffery of Almyra, AR, and Andre’ (Tammy) Jeffery of Conway, AR; nine sisters Lilly Jeffery, Deborah (Paul) Brown, Mary Ann Wofford, Glenda Hall, all of Stuttgart, AR, Demetrice Guydon and Lavarange (Samuel) Hankins, both of Almyra, AR, Rose Mary (Elliot) Stovall of Arlington, TX, Hattie B. Holt of Detroit, MI and Pearl St. Clair of Kansas City, KS; two special grandsons raised as his own DeMarkus (Jessica) Jeffery and AJ Higgins, both of Stuttgart, AR; twenty-nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Relerford Funeral Home
301 S. College St.
Stuttgart, AR. 72160

Lie in State
Sunday
December 19, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ
Hwy 146
Casscoe, AR 72026

Celebration of Life
Sunday
December 19, 2021

10:00 AM
Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ
Hwy 146
Casscoe, AR 72026

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
December 19, 2021

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
Hwy 146
Casscoe, AR 72026

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