Gary Jefferson

Published 3:24 pm Friday, December 8, 2017

Gary Charles Jefferson was born on Feb. 26, 1954, to the parents of Daisy and Lucious Jefferson in Bogalusa. He attended both Central Elementary and Bogalusa Jr. High. He moved with his family to Colorado and graduated from Boulder High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for three years. After the navy, he spent time traveling from California to Louisiana. He later decided to make Bogalusa home.

He married Caroline on June 26, 2007. Upon this union they had one daughter, Miracle-Natavia Jefferson of Bogalusa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daisy P. Jefferson and Lucious B. Jefferson.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Jefferson and his only child, Miracle-Natavia Jefferson of Bogalusa. He is also survived by siblings, Mary Jefferson of Baton Rouge, Valerie Heglar (Jerry) of Morgan Hill, Calif., Wandra Boyd (Clarence) of Oakland, Calif., Lucious Jefferson Jr. of Burke, Va. and Eva L. Jefferson of Baton Rouge; one aunt, Mae Parnell of Chicago, Ill.; his stepchildren, Odelia S. Simmons, Kevin D. Simmons, and Jordan M. Simmons all of Bogalusa; his mother-in-law, Sharon I. Simmons of Bogalusa; his sister-in-law, Karen I. Gibson (Eugene), also of Bogalusa, and also one special neighbor, Mrs. Odessa Young of Bogalusa. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Theodore Newman officiating. Interment will be held at the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at