Robert Lee Jefferson
01/03/1918 - 08/13/2017
Obituary for Robert Lee Jefferson
Robert Lee Jefferson was born to Florence Jefferson Young and Leander Wilburn January 3, 1918 in Baker Hill, Barbour County, Alabama.
He received his early education in Ft. Gaines, Ga. His teacher recognized early that he could read above his grade level and promoted him to the next grade early.
His father passed away when Robert was very young therefore he had to drop out of school and go to work to help his mom support his two sisters, Emma and Nora.
As a kid Robert loved shooting marbles he could break a marble from clear across the room. In his senior years he enjoyed the game of dominos. During World War II, the country compelled unemployed men to join the military. Although Robert was offered a deferment, he joined the US army so that he could better help his mom financially. After receiving an honorable discharge he worked for the city's public works department.
He later worked for Joseph M. Farley Nuclear generati2ng station in Columbia Alabama for over a decade.
Loving the Lord and singing, he joined the Grant Chapel AME Church, served faithful until his health began to fail. Grant Chapel honored him as church father.
His parents and siblings preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, of over fifty years Effie B. Jefferson, Dothan, a son, Leo Jefferson Raleigh N.C. a daughter Earlene Jefferson, adopted son Wendell Smith (Deborah) Rochester N.Y., 3 grandchildren, Cecilla Jefferson Frazier, Christopher Jefferson, Patricia Fisher, 6great grands, 5 great great grands, 2 great nieces, Mae Ollie McKinney and Julia Lee Lawrence special niece and caretaker Crystal Williams( Ray) Dothan, special nephew, Alexander Johnson, Dothan a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Grant Chapel Church family and friends.
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814 Headland Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303
713 Houston Street
Ashford, AL 36312
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