2009-03-05 / Obituaries

Peter J. Jefferson

McConnellsburg, 53

Peter James Jefferson, 53, McConnellsburg, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon.

He was born September 17, 1955 in Lake Charles, La., the son of the late Arthur Jefferson and Ella Mae (Jefferson) Stewart.

He was married to Sharon Jefferson.

He was educated in the Central Fulton and Harrisburg school districts. He was employed as a baker for Stroeh-man's Bakery in Harrisburg, and later at Korns Galvanizing Steel in Johnstown.

He enjoyed the fellowship of family and friends at Bethel Cito A.M.E. Church, especially during the time of homecoming.

He was a "Man with a Plan," and was known for his ability to interact with anyone at anytime. He prided himself on keeping it real with others and especially with himself. He enjoyed spending time speaking and conversing with others. Through his experiences, he tried to act as an example for his numerous nieces and nephews. He took great satisfaction in maintaining his swagger. Pressed shirts, creased pants and his impeccable appearance were his trademarks. During his free time, he enjoyed maintaining his physical health through lifting weights, attending card parties and driving his Cadillac.

He is survived by his mother Ella Mae Stewart of Lake Charles, La.; two sisters: Theresa Jefferson and Sandra Jefferson, both of McConnellsburg; two brothers: Arthur T. Jefferson, Jr. of Harrisburg and Gregory Jefferson of Johnstown; his wife, Sharon Jefferson of Harrisburg; two daughters: Kissy Joyce of North Carolina and Kadiesha Jefferson of Chambersburg; and one son, Peter James Jefferson Jr., Chambersburg; numerous grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur T. Jefferson

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2009, at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery with the Rev. Diane Jefferson officiating. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Homes, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, Pa., will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome. com.

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