Phyllis J. Jeffries


Phyllis Jean Jeffries was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 8, 2021, at the age of eighty-three years old.  She was born, July 14, 1937, in East Gulf, West Virginia to the late Lee Walker, Sr. and Elizabeth Francis Marshall.


She was also preceded in death by Dewey L. Marshall (Step Father), Mitchell Jeffries (Husband) and Loretta Hillman (Sister).


Phyllis attended Central High School and received her best education   from life’s experiences.  As a single mother raising 7 children, she often held 2 jobs to support her family.  She retired from the State of Ohio to become a daycare provider for her grandchildren.


She accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour early in life.


Left to cherish her memory are her 7 loving children, Ronald (Dawn) Jeffries, Rosaline Jeffries, Shirley (Jeffrey) Snead, Yetta Dunning, Malinda Motley, Connetha Jeffries and Jermaine Jeffries; brother, Lee Walker, Jr.; sister Janice Bishop; 15 grandchildren Tequila Jeffries, Tenikqua Jeffries, Andrew Jeffries, Lucinda Jeffries, Christina Jeffries, Taronn Jeffries, Wayne Backner, Jr., Steven “Isaiah” Haygood, Syera Jeffries, Jayquan Jeffries, Kristen Roberts, Jordan Jeffries, Elise Snead, Martina Snead, Saprese Snead; 11 great grandchildren Tamiah Jones, Sherrod Stevenson, Shannen Stevenson, Deamonie Smith, Leana Jeffries, Eli Robinson, Kemonie Jeffries, Kion Roberts, Kilen Roberts, Kartel Castin, Braylon Snead; her loving Aunt Lucille Jones and Uncle Raymond (Diane) Kearns, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, along with a loyal friend Angel Mauga and many others.


Phyllis was also lovingly known by family and friends as “Big Mama”, “Philly Phil”, “Mama J”, “Ms. Phyllis” and, of course, “Mommy”!

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Monday, January 18, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Jeffries Family, visit

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  1. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all.
    While words fail to capture the pain of losing a love one. God sees everything,
    he hears the groans of the oppressed and revives the hearts of the the crushed.
    May God sustain you at this time of great loss.

  2. Daniel & Linda Scott

    To the family you have our condolences we know this is a difficult time for you all knowing words cannot replace your love ones but just know that we’re thinking about you keeping you in our prayers we love you Daniel ( mick ) and Linda Scott

  3. Sending healing prayers. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  4. Cynthia Reynolds-Collins

    I can’t imagine what you guys are feeling right now. But it is my prayer that the Lord will comfort you all during this difficult time. May the Lord richly bless you all as you guys mourn the loss of Ms. Phyllis, and May the light of His present be a continual source of consolation. Blessings and Peace

  5. My heart and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. She will surely be missed , but forever in your heart and memories. She is resting in her fathers arms in heaven.

    Love Marita Wilson & Family

  6. Charles Jackson and daughter Deborah Kaye Sales

    Sorry to hear of your lost of your mom Phyliss. I knew her for a long time she was loving person always made me laugh enjoyed the years we spent together. May God continue to watch over your family stay strong in your faith. She will be sadly missed

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