Helen Julia Jeffries


Helen Julia Jeffries was born June 15,1927 in Columbus, Ohio to Monte and Emma Freeze. She died at Forest Hills Care Center on January 21,2022.

Helen married Wilbur West in 1946. From this union 3 children were born. Michael Douglas West, Paul Anthony West, now deceased, and Carol Ann Williams, now deceased. She married Arthur Jeffries in 1987, no children from this union.

Helen enjoyed going to church, traveling, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of Mt. Vernon AME until she took ill.

Helen worked at DCSC for over 25 years, where she retired as a supervisor. After retiring she spent time at elementary schools as a room grandmother helping the children with their reading.

Helen is preceded in death by parents Monte and Emma Freeze; brother, Emerson Freeze; sister, Mildred Brown; husband, Arthur Jeffries; son, Paul (Toney) West; daughter, Carol Williams.

Helen leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Michael (Yvonne) West, granddaughters, Michelle Taylor, Jacqueline West, Julia (Shawn) Chavis, Dawn West and Carol West. Grandsons, Adrian (Nicole) West, Chris (Sonya) Williams and John Michael West, Roger (Renee) Penick, Duane (Tora) Penick and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charbeth & John Cooke

    Michelle you and your family have our deepest condolences and prayers. I know no words will comfort you at this time but I pray that God provides you with all you need to carry you through this most difficult time. Love from the Cooke & Mills connection.

  2. I was blessed to work with Mrs. Jefferies in the late 1990’s as she served as a mentor, and a program recruiter when I was director of the STARS Mentoring Program. She mentored at Ohio Avenue Elementary School, and other schools here in Franklin County. She also served as one of the Special Welcoming Ambassadors when Pres. Clinton came to Columbus. She was an awesome, classy lady.. I loved her along with the students and school staff that she worked with. Rest well Mrs. Jefferies.

  3. Stay strong. Your G~Mom was our Mom, Wayne Ave. Charles Gomer.( Chubby)

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