Lorenzo “Jeff” Jefferson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 2, 1963 to the late Frank Jefferson and Betty Brass. He graduated from Benicia High School in Benicia, California. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana before enlisting in the United States Navy. While living in Florida he attended West Jacksonville Church of God in Christ.
Jeff enjoyed the experience of living in various states and visiting different countries, while proudly serving his country. After 20 years of service in the United States Navy, he retired and made Jacksonville, Florida his home.
On January 21, 1988 Jeff Married the love of his life, Jewel Solomon, in Baxley. They were married for 33 years and remained together until his passing day.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Jefferson and Betty Brass, stepmother, Lois Jefferson, granddaughter, Za’Nya Jewel Faison, father-in-law, Jesse Solomon Sr., and grandmother, Alice Kimbro.
Fond memories of Jeff will be cherished by his wife, Jewel Jefferson, mother-in-law, Marie Solomon, children, Antonyo (Brittany) McCall, Fankie (Michael I) Faison, and Jasmine Jefferson, siblings, Pavala (Marcus) Hudson, Nicole Brass, April Jefferson, and Aaron McCoy, grandchildren, Michael Faison, Jai’La Williams, Juliana Brown, Sarai Faison, Azrael McCall, Chanel Faison, Liam Wyble-Crocker, Langston McCall, and Nehemiah Faison, brothers-in-law, Robert E. Solomon Sr., Jesse(Diane) Solomon Sr., Unray (Loretta) Solomon Sr., and Leron (Stephanie) Solomon Sr., sisters-in-law, Dorothy (John) Bridgers, Alice Solomon, Ora Hall, Ann Lois (Sammy) Vann, Juanita (Jesse) Holmes, and Karla (Johnny) James, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services were held at Old Field Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with the Apostle Alfred Solomon officiating.
Repast followed at Water Works Park.
Musical selections were rendered by Deacon Leron Solomon Sr. and Prophetess Karla James.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Baxley Funeral Home.