Malcolm Jefferson

Published 6:09 pm Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dec. 4, 1955 –

April 28, 2011

Graveside memorial services for Malcolm Jefferson, 55, of Dumfries, Va., and formerly of Decatur County, will be held Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Pine Grove Burial Aid Society Cemetery with the Rev. Adren Bivins officiating.

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The cemetery is located behind Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Fowlstown, Ga.

Born Dec. 4, 1955, in Decatur County, Mr. Jefferson died on April 28, 2011, in Dumfries, Va.

He was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Sr. and Annie Bea Jefferson of Fowlstown.

Malcolm confessed Christ at an early age and joined Emanuel M.B. Church. Later in life, he was an active member of the Montclair Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He dedicated his life to Jehovah God on May 25, 1985, and served unwaveringly until his death.

He was educated in the public school system of Decatur County and was a 1973 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Immediately following high school, Malcolm joined the U.S. Navy, in which he served a number of years. After his stint in the military, he worked several years in the Pentagon before beginning a 25-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. Malcolm was a pillar of strength and encouragement to all who knew him. He was a loving and committed husband, father, son, brother and friend.

Survivors include a devoted wife, Margaret Jefferson; a son, Diangelo Wooden of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Laverne Wells, her husband, Brent, and their children, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, Leroy Jefferson and his wife, Ann, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas Jefferson and his wife, Lillie, of Bainbridge and Steve Jefferson and his wife, Tracy, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Betty Miller and her husband, Glen, of Riviera Beach, Fla., Martha King and her husband, Willie, of Bainbridge, Gwendolyn Cooper and her husband, Christopher, of Miami, Fla., Sylvia Bivins and her husband, the Rev. Adren, of Attapulgus, Ga., and Patricia Griffin and her husband, Lloyd, of Tallahassee, Fla.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory in Woodbridge, Va., was in charge of arrangements.