Walden Aaron “Butch” Jefferson

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Walden “Butch” Jefferson, 72, passed away on January 10, 2022. Walden was born on March 3, 1949 in Mansfield, OH to W.B. Jefferson Sr. and Pearl Jefferson.

Butch was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, U.S. Army Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient serving during Vietnam War and Dessert Storm and retired from AK Steel. Mr. Jefferson served 16 years on Mansfield City Council 4th Ward.

He is preceeded in death by his wife Elaine Jefferson; parents, Pearl and W.B. Jefferson Sr. brother W.B. Jefferson Jr. and infant sister.

Walden is survived by his sister Rose McDougal; brothers, Wendell (Venetia) Jefferson and Clark (Brenda) Jefferson; companion, Julia West and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Graveside service 10:00am Saturday January 22, 2022 at Mansfield Cemetery Veteran Honors Ground

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To order flowers and offer condolences to The JEFFERSON Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Walden Aaron "Butch" Jefferson

Condolence Messages

  1. Christine Canada

    TO THE FAMILY OF MR WALDON JEFFERSON ..I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR YEARS HE TOOK CARE OF THE NORTH END VERY WELL…AND GOT THINGS DONE..RIP KING JOB WELL DONE.YOU WILL BE MISSED..AS THE SONG GOES LET THE WORKS I HAVE DONE SPEAK FOR ME..RIP THE CANADAS..CAMERON..FULLER..POINTER..AND REED FAMILIES…

  2. Eleanor Belcher

    My condolences to the Jefferson family ❤️. I am grieving your loss with you. Praying for the family for God’s comfort and strength.

  3. Heartfelt condolences and prayers extended to the entire Jefferson Family- our neighbors of many years. We pray that God holds each of you close and grants you peace during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you all.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  4. Bill and Shirley Pitts

    Our thoughts and prayers are with The Jefferson Family at the transition of Walden “Butch” Jefferson
    Heaven has another angel.

  5. Cassandra Lynn Chatman

    Sending my condolences to the Family of Butch Jefferson. He was truly a help for the 4th ward and the city of Mansfield. He will be missed. Praying for Julia and Eric for taking care of Butch. May y’all find peace in knowing he’s s peace.

  6. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  7. Bridgette Wellington

    My deepest condolences goes out to the family.

  8. Rita,Jean and Dana Shoulders

    So sorry for your loss I am praying for the family.Been knowing him for years.So Rest In Heaven.Thank You So Much For Your Service.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.

  9. Leroy and venessa Butler family

    The Butler family our condolence to the Jefferson family rest in peace

  10. Stefanie Caldwell

    Prayers and Condolences to the Family . From Stefanie and James Caldwell

  11. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the family!

  12. Condolences to the Jefferson family!
    From Lisa Cline & Family

  13. A great leader, teacher and coach.
    RIH Butch Jefferson!

  14. Sabrina Jarrett

    My condolences to the family

  15. Condolences to the family

  16. Steve&Angela Page

    Sending our Sincere Condolences to Mr. Jefferson Family and Friends. Praying for Family.
    R. I. P. ❤️

  17. My condolences are sent to your entire family.

  18. Betty Palmer- Harris

    My condolences and prayers to the family of Walden (Butch) Jefferson. Thank you for your service to our Country and the 4th Ward. RIP

  19. Debbie S Jefferson

    Rest in paradise cousin you deserve to rest in peace you will be missed

  20. The Atkins Family (Dominique)

    You lived a good life Uncle Butch. You will be truly missed by your Family, Friends, and so many others that knew & loved you! RIP

  21. Butch will truly be missed! Praying for thee family.

  22. Jacqueline Fanning

    Sincere Condolences to the Family…May he Rest in Peace…

  23. Paula Carmichael-Cline & Rick Cline

    Condolences to the family and to one of my Best friends Julia West & nephew Eric Bless tou both

  24. What a pleasure it was to get to know Butch during my time on Mansfield Council. While we agreed on some things, I think we both enjoyed the spirited debate we had on things we disagreed on. I sat next to Butch for many years, and his primary concern was always the people of Mansfield, the betterment of lives for all Mansfielders, and the future of our city. My deepest condolences to all his loved ones, family and friends, as you mourn at the loss of a really good man, and a lifelong contributor to his city and country.

  25. Aaron Alexander

    Too the real “Primetime”! My friend, Awesome sportsmen, and The Play Maker!
    My condolences to the family and friends!
    Play hard in Heaven, just like you did on Earth!

  26. I served on Mansfield City Council with Butch for several years. I always found him to be honest, fair, and sometimes very outspoken. You always knew where you stood with Butch. He was a strong community leader for the 4th ward. I will miss my old colleague. He was a real gentleman. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family.

  27. Marlene Brightwell

    Condolences to the Jefferson family. May God give your family peace during this time.

  28. Minister Behavior Bryant

    Julia my condolences to you and Butch’ entire family, you’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
    R.I.P. Butch

  29. MARK AND LISA CALLOWAY

    GREAT SORROW FILLED THE AIR WHEN I HEARD THIS SAD NEWS. HE IS MISSED

  30. Mrs A.L . Jackson and family

    So sorry for your loss now he and my brother Shawn can be RIP together and please know I understand what you are going thur you have my deepest sympathies

  31. To the Family of Walden Aaron Butch Jefferson,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and trying time. Butch was my neighbor on the North End who took pride in our neighborhood. May he R.I.P. He will surely be missed. God will see you all though — take care!
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  32. Angela Johnson Rietschlin

    My condolences to the family. Mr. Jefferson and his late wife were wonderful supporters of our school when I worked in Mansfield and had the pleasure to teach their grandsons.

  33. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My condolences and prayers to the family of Walden(Butch) Jefferson. Thank you for your service to our Country and the 4th Ward. RIP

  34. The Black Family

    Deepest heart condolences to the Jefferson family. May you seek peace and comfort knowing he is uniting with family. Bless and love you all

  35. My condolences to the Jefferson Family on their lost of a Mansfield Icon! Butch dedicated his life to fighting for Mansfield, especially his Ward! May God comfort the family!

  36. My condolences and prayers goes out to the Jefferson family and Julia, may you find peace and comfort in this difficult time. May this verse give comfort Psalms 121:1-2 I lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heavens and earth.

  37. Beverly A Cline

    My condolences to the Jefferson family.

  38. My condolences for the Jefferson family. Butch was my friend’s first cousin “Bonnie.” We had fun together growing up. He married an Oakenwaldt friend Joyce. Praying for peace, comfort, and strength for the family.

  39. My condolences to the Jefferson family & Julia West may God bless you all in your time of need.

  40. Margie R Morris

    My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Jefferson family in the lost of your loved one, Walden ‘Butch’ Jefferson.

  41. Margie R Morris

    My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Jefferson family in the lost of your loved one, Walden ‘Butch’ Jefferson. May your hearts be lifted when remembering his dedication to the city of Mansfield and his military career.

  42. My Condolences to the family as well as his dear friends. Walden will be tremendously missed by all; he loved his friends and neighbors and served them well as councilman. He was a loyal worker, a loving husband, serviced his military duty and was an outstanding athlete. The Golf Teams will certainly miss his talent and his presence. May all the family know how much we love “Butch” and will miss him dearly. May God bless and console you all.

  43. My condolence to the family sorry for your loss.

  44. Michael & Beverly Schafer

    OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF WALDEN “BUTCH” JEFFERSON, JULIA WEST &ERIC JEFFERSON. WE THANK YOU FOR SERVING TO THIS COUNTRY, CITY AND THE WORK AT THE STEEL MILL. MAY GOD BE PLEASED WITH YOU! R.I.H…LOVE, PEACE & COMFORT TO THE FAMILIES.

  45. Butch you will be miss. Praying for your family.
    You had such a smile.

  46. Michael and Terri Daniels

    Our deepest condolences to family Mr. Mrs. Michael Daniels

  47. My condolences to Julia and the Jefferson Family . My prayers are with all of you. Valeria Delk & Family

  48. Carolyn Adkison and family.

    Butch you are surely going to be missed. Rest In Peace . We are praying for the family.

  49. The Dockery Family

    It’s with heavy hearts, sorrow and love we are going to miss your wit, guidance and love. May you rest easy and enjoy eternal peace with our love ones.

  50. You have my deepest sympathies. My memories of Butch are of Little League at Northwest Little League many years ago. I grew up on Burns Street and Butch and his Dad coached my Little League team. Butch was such a positive influence on all of us that played ball there and after all these years I can still hear his laugh when something funny happened. I learned a lot from him in those years.

  51. I am sorry for your loss. Butch will truly be missed. He and my son Charles were in the same
    military unit together. I will keep the family in prayer.
    Love to the family,
    The Gandy Family

  52. Richland County Democratic Party

    Our deepest condolences go out to the Jefferson family. Thank you for your service to our nation and the community of Mansfield. Rest in peace Butch.

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