Ryan Jefferson I

Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Ryan F. Jefferson I made his earthly transition into his eternal home on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at home with his wife. He entered into the world on Aug. 20, 1966, to the late Thomas H. Jefferson Jr. and Joannie L. Jefferson.

Ryan graduated from Varnado High School in 1984 and later matriculated to Grambling State University, where he played trumpet in the World Famed Tiger Marching Band. Black and Gold also represented the colors of his favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Felicia Spikes-Jefferson; daughter, Hope A. Jefferson; son, Ryan F. Jefferson II; mother, Joannie L. Jefferson; brother, Brad (Debra) Jefferson; sister, Lisa M. Jefferson; and nephew/godson/brother, Thomas H. Jefferson IV; father-in-law, Leroy Spikes; sister and brother-in-law, Dominicia (Patrick) Morgan; brother-in-law, Roy (Jameika) Spikes; christened sisters, Jamie L. Weary and Latrice Pigott; and christened brother, Chavis Moses.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Jefferson Jr.; brothers, Derrie Jefferson, Kevin Jefferson, and Thomas H. Jefferson III; sisters, Adrienne Jefferson-Ayres; maternal grandmother, Alberta Spikes; paternal grandparents, Thomas H. and Zenia B. Jefferson; and his mother-in-law, Luaner P. Spikes.

A drive-thru viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 809 E. 3rd St. in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Terrance August officiating.

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