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A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Estella Parkman Jefferson will be held Saturday December 30, 2017 at 10 am at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond O. Brown officiating.
Mrs. Jefferson entered into eternal rest on December 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Jefferson was born January 3, 1931 in Silver Creek, Mississippi , a daughter of the late Rev.  Longino and Myrdis Tyrone Parkman.   In 1948 she relocated to the Shenango Valley and married the late Willie C. Jeffferson.  She was a devoted member of the church where she served as a deaconess, mother of the church and chairman of the kitchen committee.
She was a loving homemaker, mother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Myrtle( Randy) Jones of Hermitage, PA, Shirley  Jefferson, Robin Jefferson-( Melvin) Boggs of Masury, OH, Claudette (Keith) Askerneese  of California, Kimberly Pettross of Maryland, James (Bettie) Jefferson of Farrell, PA, Rev. Willie (Donna) Jefferson of West Middlesex, PA; her sisters, Lynell Evans of Farrell, PA, Eloise Bennett, Jewely (Walter) Barnes, Carolyn Wager-Felix all of Massachusetts; 5 sister in laws; her son in law, Don; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 godchildren; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clyde and Claude Parkman; and her sisters, Louella Blackwell, Ardella Starks.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 9am-10 am at the church.
Interment will be in Brookfield Cemetery.

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  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    She is in Gods hands now. Blessings to the family.
    ~ Guy & Angela Chavers   Sharon, PA
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Praying for the family.
    ~ Overseer Flora L. Newby   Hermitage, PA
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Family, my heart was broken when I got the call. However, I know she is in a better place. Please know that me & my kids will NEVER forget the loving kindness that mom ALWAYS displayed. Her phone messages, her smile, her laugh and most of all her lessons. Thank you Kim for sharing! I pray for peace and comfort for us all. I love her deeply and I love you all too! ALWAYS
    ~ Traci Crawford   Lanham, MD
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Myrtle, we deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez