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Herbert Leroy Jefferson Jr.
December 27, 1960 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Herbert Leroy Jefferson, Jr., was born on December 27, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, to Ruth L. Blake (Cooper) and Herbert L. Jefferson, Sr. He departed this life on October 5, 2023. Herbert Jr. graduated from Linden McKinley High School, and he served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1983 with several ribbons. Jr. was a jack-of-all-trades like his dad. You name it, he did it. He went by “Jr.” or “Herb.” Jr. loved and enjoyed every job he had. Jr always talked about while driving dump trucks, places he helped build and tore down and highways he helped
with etc.. He also talked about when he worked for an HVAC and cooling company where he gained more skills (duck work, vents, etc.). Jr. loved watching football, basketball, and fishing. In his younger years, he also was a Cleaning Manager of several large buildings all over Columbus, and he drove for cargo delivering medical equipment. Jr. also loved helping people, especially family, whether it be repairing your car, rehab work, lawn care, etc. If he wasn’t sure, he would look it up or read up on it and help you get it done. The number one job he loved the most was being the best father he could be to his daughters, Terri Williams (Allen) and Saesha Dickerson, and an even better G-Paw to all his grandkids and great-grandkids. Let us not forget the T.O.S. gang, Jr.’s lifelong buddies who would dance and sing, imitating several groups (“Slide” by Slave, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” and Jackson 5 songs, and with “Temptations,” they would try and hit the
high notes with deep voices, LOL).
Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Leroy Jefferson, Sr.; mother, Ruth Louise Blake (Cooper and Jefferson); grandfather, Oscar L. Jefferson; grandmother, Edith (White) Jefferson and Dora Woodson (Cooper); daughter, Terri Allen Williams; sisters, Terri Parnell (Jefferson) and Donna Angel (Jefferson); nephews, Derrick Barton, Roscoe Carson, Michael Johnson, James Johnson, and Tylor Jamar; and nieces, Imani and Journi Smart; aunts, Veron Talbert, Lucy Waddy, and Wildonna (Ducky) Holloway; and uncles, Lloyd Jefferson and Oscar Jefferson.
Jr. leaves behind to cherish his memories: his daughter, Saesha Dickerson; bonus daughter, Unisha Dickerson; Sister’s, Elaine Carson, Carla Jefferson, Esther (Darryl) Jefferson-Moore, Kim (Keith) Flemings, Dora Robinson; Brothers, Terrell (K) Craig, Tyron & Tryee Jefferson; grandkids, Tai’Jah, G’Aleea, Ta’Haun Williams, David and Michael Cooper, Jacob and Josiah Craft, Saniyah and Terri Short, and Tahmyah and Ta’ryah Moore; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; his lifelong partner, Denise Baldwin (Niecy); and special friends, James Lee, Steve Robinson, Kenneth Blackwell, Jeff Little, Larry Watkins, and Decarlos Wair.