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Mother Louis "Valley" Jefferson, 83, transitioned on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, MS.
Louis “Valley” was born June 21, 1937 in Red Banks, MS to the late Mamie Watson Kinkle and Robert Kinkle.
Louis “Valley” worked at Byhalia School Cafeteria for 28 years. She was a member of the Mighty Princess for over 30 years. She was a member of the Taylor Chapel prayer warriors. She loved to sing and cook. She truly loved welcoming everyone into her home. She was a lifelong faithful member of Mt. Newell M.B. Church where she served as Youth Choir chairman, Usher board, Pastor’s Aide, Choir member & president. She hosted hundreds of programs. She was an active member of the mother board until her death.
Louis “Valley” was married to Lee Willie Jefferson for 57 years until his death on May 5, 2010.
Louis “Valley” Jefferson is survived by eight children: four sons, Sesley (Lois) and Vince E. Jefferson of Red Banks, MS, Wayne R. Jefferson of Byhalia, MS, Willie L. Jefferson of Holly Springs, MS; four daughters, Gail Scales of Red Banks, MS, Carolyn (Roosevelt) Hardaway and Alexus Jefferson of Holly Springs, MS and Stephanie Blake of Olive Branch, MS; two brothers, Oscar (Dorothy) Kinkle of Holly Springs, MS and Robert Kinkle of Maywood IL; two sisters, Earlis Mack of Youngstown, OH, Jeanette (Dean) Barksdale of Holly Springs, MS; four sisters-in-law, Perole Rockette of St. Louis MO, Bertha Jefferson of Red Banks, MS, Shirley Smith of Byhalia, MS, Matilda Nevills of Memphis, TN; she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Willie Jefferson; two sons, Shelden and Goffery Jefferson; one sister, Olivia Bobo; four brothers, Oscar Aldridge, John, Cidell and Odell Kinkle; two sisters-in-law, Betty Williams and Lonnie Black; five brothers-in-law, Andrew Jefferson, John Bobo, Charles Rockett, Charles Black, and Charles Leslie Black; one goddaughter, Shirley Tunstall; a special family friend, Berniece Briggs; 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 4-7p.m. at Mt. Newell M.B. Church in Red Banks, MS. Burial will take place at Mt. Newell Memorial Gardens in Red Banks, MS. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.