Mary Elizabeth (Leist) Jeffries

February 7, 1935 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 85)


Mary Elizabeth Jeffries was born February 7, 1935 in New Albany, Indiana, the daughter of Earl and Mildred Leist.  She entered into rest on Monday March 9, 2020.   She graduated from New Albany High School and worked as a pharmacy technician at Ensley Pharmacy for 35 years. Mary married Robert Eugene Jeffries on June 6, 1953. Mary lived as a resident of Pensacola, Florida and Climax, Georgia. Mary was of Catholic faith.

Mary’s life revolved around her family. Mary was a very loving person with a big heart and an even bigger smile. She brought so much joy and love into the lives of everyone who knew her.

Survivors include her son, Richard Lee Jeffries and his wife, Kathleen, of Easley, SC; her daughter, Sandra Jane Nelson and her husband, Raymond, of Pensacola, FL; her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Dunn and her husband Ronnie, of New Albany, IN; her six grandchildren, Micheal, Christian, Mary Anne, Ryan , Paul, and Robert; her ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 1 PM Tuesday March 17, 2020 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Fairview Cemetery in New Albany, IN. where she will be buried next to her husband.  Mary Elizabeth’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Oak Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes.  

Memorial Donations:   St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142

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