Services for Jeffie will be noon Thursday at the Greater Antioch Baptist Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Jeffie was born on Jan. 12, 1939, in Louisville, Winston County, Miss., a daughter of Mack and Bertha Nunn Jackson. She married Haywood Lee on May 22, 1957, in Louisville. Of this marriage six children were born; later in life she met Odell Brown, the love of her life, and five children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memory nine children, Terry (Jeanetta) Lee, Haywood Lee, Angela Lee, Fredrick Lee, Kendrick Lee, Vernon Lee, Kash Lee, Veda (Darrick) Reaves, all of Rock Island, and Candy (Joe) Jones, Davenport; 54 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine (Charlie) Doss, Louisville; brothers, Joe (Cindy) Jackson, Springfield, Ohio, Phillip (Peggy) Jackson, East Moline; special aunt, Helen Hampton, Louisville; sisters-in-law, Rose, Alma and Shirley; brothers-in-law, Johnny, L.B. and Willie; and many other relatives and friends.
Jeffie enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, gardening, playing cards and most of all fishing. She was known for cooking for family gatherings and raising her grandchildren. Jeffie loved being around her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Bertha; husbands, Haywood Lee and Odell Brown; sons, Jerome and Michael Lee; and a grandson, Andrell Hearn. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
The family would like to thank Trinity Pathway Hospice; sons-in-law, Joe Jones, Darrick Reaves; and Phillip and Peggy Jackson, Dorothy Bragg and Angelic Johnson, Jerri Jones and Joyce Williams.