Mr. Lionel Jefferson

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Lionel Jefferson, 81, passed this life Friday, December 16, 2022 at home surround by family. Lionel was born on August 27, 1941 in Flora, Mississippi to the late Dan Jefferson and Fannie Pullen. Lionel attended Senior High School in Mansfield, Ohio.

In his early adult years, Lionel won many awards racing his 1957 Chevy. His favorite pass time was fishing with his late brother Otis Jefferson. Lionel worked as a machinist for 30
years combined at Ohio Brass in Mansfield, OH and HPM in Mount Gilead, OH. Lionel was a Commercial Farmer 1975 – 2005.

Lionel was a member of Mount Herman Missionary Baptist Church serving on the usher board.

In 1972, Lionel married Claudette Holmes and committed to be a father to his 3 children and Claudette’s 3 children full time.

Lionel is survived by his wife, Claudette Jefferson of
Lexington, OH; brother, Leon (Ann) Jefferson of Ontario, OH; son, Lionel (Sabrina) Jefferson Jr. of Kernersville, NC; son, Durand (Alfredia) Tyler of Anchorage, AK; son, Quincy Jefferson of Columbus, OH; daughter, Candice Moorer of Manassas, VA; daughter, Melvina Tyler of Lexington, OH; daughter, Kimberly Tyler of Yuba City, CA; son, Antwoine
Smith of Mansfield, OH; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition, Lionel was also preceded in death by his father, Dan, his mother, Fannie, brothers, John, Dan Jr., Earnest, Edward, Roosevelt, James, Otis, Benny, Jesse; sisters, Linnie Mae, Isabelle, and Edna.

Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am, Wednesday December 21, 2022 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services) Inurnment to follow at Mansfield Cemetery. To stream the service, and to offer condolences to The JEFFERSON Family, visit


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  1. Our deepest condolences to Claudette, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and all who knew and loved Lionel. May the peace and love of our heavenly father envelope all with God’s blessings.

  2. Clyde Alex Jefferson

    My loving Auntie…
    Being imperfect we face many challenges in our journey to live an indoctrinated life style. Nevertheless our true source of guidance.
    Agape love

  3. One is not always what he or she says but rather what they demonstrate my to be. That part Unc

  4. One is not always what he or she says but rather what they demonstrate themselves to be. That part Unc

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I been friends to the family for years and years.Very beautiful family. I am praying for the family.So Rest In Heaven.Love You.Amen and Amen and Amen Again

  6. So sorry to hear this news–He was such a nice man and such a nice neighbor–My prayers are with the family—If I can help at all, please let me know–thinking of you at this time–Love, Stacey Hubbard

  7. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace my childhood friend.

  8. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in paradise cuz gone to soon

  9. Rev Robert and Betty Edwards

    RIH my dear cousin. I remember when you would bring your grandchildren to my Sunday School class. They were so well behaved. I know you will be missed but never forgotten. You are safe in the arms of God now. Claudette just remember all the things you two did together
    I will rember your beautiful smile and kine spirit. Love Rev Robert and Betty Edwards and Eva Davis ❤️

  10. To The Jefferson Family , Sorry about the loss of Lionel . Sending my condolences & sympathy. May God bless you all. Lionel was someone I’ve known for many years . A nice person .he will be missed . ️ From Darlene Smith, Antwoine Smith & Family

  11. I send my condolence to the Jefferson Family .

  12. Cynthia Marsh-Gamble

    My sincere condolences to the family. Praying God’s joy, peace and strength will be with you today and the days ahead.

  13. To my family. I am sorry for the loss of my Uncle I love him and he will be missed very. I will keep our family in my prayers ❤️

  14. To the family I’m very sorry for yall loss

  15. With deep condolence keeping you and your family in prayer.

  16. Renee Johnson Jefferson

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family!

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