Jeffries obit

Marion Barbara Jeffries was born January 20, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois and was called home to be with her savior in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016 in Chipley, Florida, where she lived after retiring from a self-less career as a Social Worker while working for the Department of Children and Families.

Marion, who was Mom and Grandma to her family, will be finally reunited with the love of her life, Andrew Nelson Jeffries, and her parents Anna and Alphonse Pepalis.

She is survived by her children, Paul Jeffries, Alan and Karen Jeffries (their children, Chrissy Joiner, Andy Joiner, Lacy and Jim Wilmont, Jay and Chrissy Reagan), Laura and Graham Biesecker (their children, James and Crystal Jeffries, Nicole and Chris Kammeyer, and Jean-Luc Biondo), Diane Jeffries (her child Robert Strickland) and Mark and Julie Jeffries (their children Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, Andrew and Emma); six precious great grandchildren; her brothers Ray and Dave and many other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Her loved ones are left behind to remember her compassionate heart and willingness to always help out someone in need. She was devoted to her church and an avid volunteer in the community, organizing toy drives, running a soup kitchen and working to deliver surplus bread to the needy. Friends will also remember her uncanny crafting skills and her wonderful dollhouse collection she created by hand, conducting tours of the collection just from word of mouth. She was also an amateur writer from her grade school days for most of her life, creating a compilation of her poetry and short stories. She was a member of the Writing Club, the Red Hat society and the Crafts Club.

She will be greatly missed by many.

Funeral services will be held 11:00A.M. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley, Florida. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

In lieu of Flowers, please make contributions to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1664 Main Street, Chipley, Florida 32428 in Marion’s name.