Mrs. Mayola M. Jefferies was born in Holly Grove, Arkansas on January 5, 1943. She was the fifth of eight children and the baby girl of the late Edward and Hattie Mull. At an early age she professed a hope in Christ and united with the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where she served for many years. Mayola was educated in the Holly Grove public school system. Mayola Mull and Ivory L. Jefferies were married on May 8, 1966. They moved to Kansas City, Missouri and to this union three children were born, Marrell, Andre' and Ivory, Jr. Mayola was a housewife and devoted mother until her children were teenagers. She played a major role in her children's education and extra-curriculr activities. She even worked in the cafeteria of the schools they attended. When the children became teenagers, she continued to do what she loved best, taking care of children and gardening. In 1983, her husband's job transfer caused the family to relocate to Atlanta. It was during this time she worked in the family business. Later, she was employed at Rock-Tenn Paper Company for fourteen years until her retirement in 2007. Mother Jefferies was a dedicated church worker. From Holly Grove to Kansas City and finally Atlanta, she stayed rooted in God's word and served faithfully in the Church. She served as First Lady at Love Fellowship Baptist Church from 2000 until her death. She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Marshall Mull, Sr. and Worley Whitlock; one sister, Erma Jean. Mayola leaves to cherish her precious memory: her loving husband, Pastor Ivory L. Jefferies; on daughter, Marrell L. Jefferies; two sons, Andre' L. Jefferies and Ivory L. (Pat) Jefferies, Jr.; two sisters, Willa Jimerson and Mila (Namon) Gamble; two brothers, Edward Mull and Charles "Scott" Mull; two grandchildren, Brittani L. Jefferies and Jarrell L. Jefferies; great-granddaughter, Jaylyn Lawson; special cousin, Lonnie (Lorene) Clark; special friend, Sis. Mattie Hickson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister-in-laws, church family and friends. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home. 404-373-3191. www.grissom-clarkfh.com
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