Due to the Covid 19 pandemic a private service was held.
Lillian Ruth Jefferson, 87, passed away at her residence on Saturday August 1, 2020. She was born in New Albany, MS on April 14, 1933, the daughter of the late Lee and Molly (Stepney) McKinney. Mrs. Jefferson was employed by St. Mary’s Hospital as a CNA until her retirement.
Surviving are her children Mamie (Isaac) Keels of Racine, WI, Charles (Glynis) Foster of Aurora, IL., Diana Dearring, Long Beach, CA., Linda Jefferson, and Claudette (Lester) Shackleford of Inglewood, CA, Ronald (Margaret) Robinson of Racine, WI; Grandchildren: Kevin Westmoreland, Sheila (Robert) Nsesonkpa, Charles (Nicole) Foster, Keith Cannon, Vanessa Fortman, Felicia (Bradley) Mungo, Michael Dearring, Darren Dearring, Tomika Dearring, Jeffery and Brian Shackleford, and Billy Robinson, and many loving great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren who affectionately called her Bey Bey, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lafayette, parents, siblings and grandson Kenneth Westmoreland.