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Mable Wilson Jeffries

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 21, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Mable Wilson Jeffries, 85, died on Monday, September 21, 2009. Mable was born in Durham, NC to the late George and Nancy Wilson on April 6, 1924.

Mable’s life revolved around her family, her church Hickory Grove Baptist, her friends, and her garden. She held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She was a beloved member of the Association for the Blind and treasured all her friends there.

Mable is survived by her daughters Linda J. Parsons of Charlotte, NC; and Paula J. Hagen of Charlotte, NC; sons Timothy Jeffries and his wife Daisy of Bend OR; and Paul Jeffries, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Mouth of Wilson, VA; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters Margie Ellis and Augusta High of Durham and Barbara Wilson of Pittsboro; nieces and nephews. Mable is predeceased by her husband Paul Jeffries.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent, in Mable’s name, to NC Services for the Blind, 5855 Executive Dr. Ste 100, Charlotte, NC 28212. Please include “Mable Jeffries Memorial” on the memo line of your check.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 25, 2009 from Woodlawn Memorial Park, 2107 Liberty St., Durham. The Rev. Ron Christ will officiate.

The family has entrusted Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with their care.

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Condolences for the family of “Mable Wilson Jeffries”

Condolence from Joe Slater on September 23rd, 2009 12:00 am

I have many fond memories of summers spent at Aunt Mabel’s house. Swimming in the Eno River, helping de-string the snap beans and shucking corn.

RIP Aunt Mabel.

Condolence from Cruisenow.com on September 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Paula,

You have our deepest sympathies on the death of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Michelle Simmons on September 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Paula,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Big hugs!

Michelle

Condolence from Amber Pressley on September 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Paula,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything.

Love Amber

Condolence from Shirley Friend on September 24th, 2009 12:00 am

To all the children & grandchildren
of Mable:I am so sorry for the loss
of your wonderful mother & grandmother. I love Mable & spent many hrs. with her talking about her love of the Lord and her flowers and her visits with the blind.Seeing all her beautiful crafts& hearing her love for so many people.She was in my sunday school class and a very generous person.I was there when she would be working in her flowers,somedays very hot and I begged her to come sit down as I was worried about her.she loved flowers so much.
she told me of the love for all her family.Dawn I would bring your avon to Mable as she wanted to do
things for you as you helped her so
much.I never heard a bad word about anyone come from her.She was
a very special lady who I will miss.

Condolence from Marilou Lu Smith-Ketcham on September 24th, 2009 12:00 am

Mable & I were friends for over 5 years. We went grocery shopping, luncheons, church, sunday school classes together. We talked on the phone almost every day or at least every other day. I considered Mable my dearest & closest friend. She helped me in my Christian walk, when we visited we shared so many things. She thanked GOD every day for her blessings which included her wonderful family & friends. She touched so many lives with her love for GOD & for others. I thank GOD every day for bringing Mable into my life. I will miss her.

Condolence from Donna Bingham Oliver on September 25th, 2009 12:00 am

Aunt Mable always demonstrated a passionate love for children. The last time I visited her in Charlotte, in my rearview mirror as I drove away, I saw Aunt Mable pick up a small child who lived next door. I was amazed she still had that much strengh but then realized she did that often enough to maintain that ability.

Condolence from Jean Allen Fogleman on September 26th, 2009 12:00 am

My sympathy to all the children and
grandchildren in the loss of Mable.
The thing I remember most about her
was the jewelry she used to make.
I still have some that she gave me,
many, many years ago.

Condolence from Jane Genten on September 30th, 2009 12:00 am

Dear Paula, Dawn and family,
We were all shocked that Mable passed. Even now I think I will wake from a dream and learn it was not true. We were not ready for this and I am sure you weren’t either.

Every time I saw her she said, “I am so blessed. My family loves me and I am so blessed.” I think she had a lot of families who loved her. Our VIP support group loved her too. She said she found a home when she found us. She was our mother and our heart. Some even called her, “Mom”.

I’ve been asking myself lately what was it about her that made us all love her so much. I think it is because we all knew that she loved us personally. She told us often how grateful she was for us and she told us she loved us often. She called each of us on the phone every month. She gave us her time.

Since her passing I have been humming the little song, “Count your blessings, count them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.” Do you remember that song? It is in my heart and I am sure Mable put it there.

Her little angel doll sits in the window sill behind me all day long. Her name is Mable. My exercise equipment is at my door in the plastic basket she gave me with tomatoes. I am reminded to take care of myself and to love myself.

I have a tendency to be very introverted and often depressed. As I sing her little song I feel such joy. I think because she was so grateful, she was able to give love to others. She was blessed but it was because she was always a blessing to others.

I ask myself how I can be more like her. I can give thanks more for my blessings. I can give my time to others. I can share my talents as she did. She never wanted any recognition at all. In fact she gave money for another in our group to go on a trip but make me promise not to ever tell.

She made friends all over the place. She was such a joy to us and I want you to know how much we all loved her.

I have asked everyone in our group and the staff here who worked with her to write about her and what she meant to them. Some comments have not come back yet but when I get them all I will write them up and send them to you.

Please leave me an address where they can be mailed.
We are all so blessed to have known her and to be loved by her.
Jane Genten

Condolence from Paula Hagen on October 9th, 2009 12:00 am

Thank you everyone for the kind words. It is wonderful to know that she was so loved. There was a special place in her heart for each of you.

Jane, I would love to receive the letters and comments from all her friends in your group. You can send them to:
Paula Hagen
9616 Farmridge Ln
Matthews, NC 28105

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