Marjorie Elaine Jefferson

Published 10:57 am Monday, December 31, 2012


Marjorie Elaine Jefferson was born in Bogalusa on March 28, 1933 to the late Anderson Brown Sr. and Rosa Lee Brown. She departed this life on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

At a very early age, she attended church and sang in the choir. Throughout her life, she blessed many with her strong soprano voice. She was known for her active involvement in community and civic activities. She tirelessly cared for her loved ones and was a pillar in her community.

She will be sadly missed by her sons, Joseph E. (Diane) Jefferson Jr. and Dwight D. Jefferson, both of Bogalusa; daughters, JoAnn (Brian) Toval of New Orleans and Irma Jefferson of Angie; sisters, Nadine Foster of Bainbridge, Ga., Cleta Lee and Amanda Smith, both of Rochester, N.Y. and Clemontine Ratliff of Gardena, Calif.; brothers, Anderson Brown Jr. of Inglewood, Calif. and Calvin E. Brown of Bogalusa; one aunt, Mamie B. Garret of Folsom; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 3 at Crain & Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday at noon at Harry’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Louis Smith, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held at Jefferson Cemetery.

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