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Janie B Jefferson
Nov 22, 1915 to Sep 10, 2015


Janie B. Jefferson, widow of Sumpter Jefferson, peacefully entered into her eternal home on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born in Sumter County, November 22, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Carrie Loney Butler. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined Hopewell Baptist Church. After uniting in Holy Matrimony, she joined her husband at Joshua Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She worked with her husband on the family farm her entire married life and continued to do so after his passing. Aunt Sweet, as she was affectionately called, was known for touching the lives of many and was quick to share items from her farm with those in her community. Loving and fond memories will be cherished and remembered by her beloved niece, Annie F. (Robert) Carter who provided care for her; one son-in-law; nine grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Henry and Warren Butler, and four sisters, Sarah Crumpton, Susanne Campbell, Eva Fleming and Mary Pinckney. The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the Joshua Baptist Church family, the staff of Beacon Hospice, Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center and community members who visited and provided additional care to Aunt Sweet. Celebration of Life services will be held 11:00 a. m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from the Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis., pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Alvin E. Webb, Rev. R. L. Williams and the Rev. William Jefferson. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her niece, 1881 Staney Livestock Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home of her niece at 10:20 a. m. Floral bearers and pall bearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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