Mrs. Louise Witt Jeffreys, 76, Leighton, was promoted to Heaven after an extended illness. With angels for her pallbearers, she took her final flight to Paradise on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012. She fought a courageous eight year battle with cancer. She then went peacefully to sleep surrounded by her loving family at the home of her sister Dot, with whom she lived her final eight years.
Born in Franklin County, she lived in Colbert in the LaGrange community for 70 plus years. Old Bethel Church was a very large part of her life. She accepted Christ as a teenager, followed the Lord in Believers Baptism and became a member of this Church. She was also a member of the LaGrange Historical Association. Louise was blessed with a kind and gentle spirit and loved by everyone who knew her. She was a very wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt and will be greatly missed.
The services to celebrate her life and home going will be Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at noon at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 10-noon prior to the services. Officiating is Pastor Brian Hutcheson and former Pastor Dennis Steward. Interment will follow in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Klegg Jeffreys and wife, Corrina; the pride and joy of her life, her granddaughter, Kelsie Jeffreys; and sister, Dorothy Witt Tarelton, all of Leighton. Nieces and nephews are Darlene Cameron Sherrill, Lisa Cameron Moore, Dennis Cameron, Bobby Witt, Dwight Witt and Kathy Witt Saint; and a host of dear relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruby Jeffreys; parents, Auburn and Mamie Witt; grandparents, Paul and Maude Witt and Joe and Maude McCollum.
Pallbearers are Bobby Witt, Jonathan Witt, Douglas Saint, Manuel Hallmark, Mike Quillen, J.J. Zeeder and Douglas Hampton. Honorary pallbearers are Edwin Fretwell, Brennon Sprinkles, Colby Hagood, Aaron Smith, Alton Bradford,
Shane Uptain, Keith Quinn, Neil Kimbrough, Kevin Bates, Rodney Graves and Larry Gargis. Honorary Ministers are Brothers Bobby Amos, Crawford Retherford, Mark Mayfield, Thomas Thornton, Chaplain Ralton McCarley and former pastors of Old Bethel Baptist Church. The family extends our special thanks to all friends, neighbors and church family for your love, care and concern during this difficult time. Also for all your cards, calls, visits, food and, most of all, your prayers. We are extremely grateful to the entire staff of Gentiva Hospice, especially Ruth Ann , Sandy, Sandra, Steve Reed and Chaplain Ralton McCarley, and to Morris Smith of IME Home Medical, to Helen Keller Hospital and all of her doctors.
Thanks also to Colbert Memorial Funeral home in assisting the family. God Bless you all.