Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Robert Jefferson answered the Master’s Call surrounded by his devoted family. He was born to the late Eugene and Joncie Glenn Jefferson on April 11, 1937, in Amelia, Virginia. He attended the Manassa Hill School and Russell Grove in Amelia County.
He was affectionately called “Dee” by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. To others he was known as “Uncle, Pop Jeff, Pop J, Bob, Big Bob, and Pappie”.
After leaving school he began working on the Jones’ Farm, he then began to drive long distance 18-wheeler for WesigerLumber Company, traveling to different states. “Pop J” also drove long distance hauling milk for Southside Transportation. He drove truck for Bowman Trucking Company until the company closed down. “Pop J” then drove for Wyatt Trucking Company and ended his driving career with Danny Smith Trucking Company. He drove truck for over half of his life, fifty-six years.
He loved his Chrysler/Dodge vehicles, and loved planting his garden and gathering the vegetables, and keeping his yard looking good.
He married the one who stole his heart, Pinkie Edmonds on August 29, 1959. To this union they were blessed with four children. He bore his illness patiently and never complained.
He later joined the Manassa Hill Baptist Church where he served on the Security Ministry. “Pop J” was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Tom, Frank, Abraham, Moses, Clarence, George and Johnnie Jefferson, sisters, Henrietta, Lucy, Sallie, Geraldine, and Annie Jefferson.
“Pop J” leaves to cherish fond memories to, his devoted wife of sixty-two years, Pinkie Jefferson; children, Jacqueline Royal (James), Pamela Elder (Alvester), Pinnie Worsham (Anthony), and Robert Jefferson (Lisa); eight grandchildren, Kevin and Andre Royal, Sherrika Jefferson, Carlos Worsham, Brittany Elder, Cierra Elder, Robert D. Jefferson, and Sherlisa Vaughan; four great grandchildren, Matthew, Ryelle, Riley, and Kamari; two devoted nephews, James Jefferson and Eugene Dilworth; sister, Edith Jefferson; sister-in-law, Corine Miller (Howard); brothers-in-law, Howard, Richard (Rebecca), Jimmie and Willard Edmonds; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, devoted friends, Howard Worsham and Rosa Clark.
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