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Official Obituary of

Thomas Jefferson

December 2, 1952 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Thomas Jefferson Obituary

Thomas “Peter/Grandda” Jefferson, Jr.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8


Thomas Jefferson, Jr, affectionately known as Peter, nicknamed by his grandmother Georgia Wright, was the third child of ninechildren, born to the late Thomas Jefferson Sr. and the late Annie Bea Jefferson on December 2, 1952, in Fowlstown, GA.  

Peter accepted Christ at an early age and joined Emanual Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully in various capacities including the Usher Board, Sunday School Secretary, Laymen President and as a chaperon for the male youth trips to state programs of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia.  As a result of those trips, Peter was instrumental inimplementing the youth basketball project in the Laymen auxiliary of the church.

Peter received his primary education from Fowlstown Elementary School and graduated from Attapulgas Mt MorahHigh School.  During his teenage and young adult years, Peterwas an avid softball and basketball player.  The Jefferson family backyard was the community basketball meetup spot, where the Jefferson brothers hosted basketball games every Saturday and after church on Sundays.  The community teams even playedtournaments on their backyard court, where young men would come from miles around to play. 

Peter was a humble, compassionate and gentle man of few words.  His presence was a testament of his inner wisdom and grace. Peter favorite roles were being a son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Peter had a BIG heartand a genuine love for everyone he came in contact with. He aimed to make everyone feel welcomed and loved. Peter was known to be a hard and dedicated worker.  He worked for a number of years in construction with his older brother Leroy. He also worked for Kaiser Chemical Company and for Amoco Fabrics for 28 years, until his health declined.

Peter was married to the love of his life, Lillie Mae Sapp-Jefferson.  They shared over 47 years of life, love and laughtertogether, uniting their blended families into one happy family.  From their union, God blessed them with an amazing son which they all loved and spoiled.

On Monday morning March 18th, Peter’s mother’s birthday, and the day after his wife’s birthday, God called Peter from his earthly home to his Heavenly home.  His Lord said to him:

“Well done good and faithful servant.”

Peter will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.From his compassionate gentle loving spirit, giving heart, infectious smile and beautiful laugher to the nicknames he branded so many of us with, he leaves an everlasting imprint in our hearts.

Peter’s love and legacy will be cherished forever by His loving and devoted children……Victor Green, Sr. (Janelle) of Clarksville, TN, Edith Hunter of Andalusia, Alabama, Thomas Hamilton (LaKeisha) and Shemetrice Johnson (Greg) both of Bainbridge, GA, Regina Jenkins (Corrie) of Cairo, GA, Tonya Sweet of Bainbridge, GA and Barrette Jackson, Sr. (Karla) of Tallahassee, FL.  Thirty-One Grandchildren: Victor Green, Jr., Kevin Lawrence, Chelsea Hunter, Layla Hunter, Arlan Hamilton, Khalil Mobley, Jayla Jefferson, Ciara English, Landen Johnson, Jared Johnson, Mesha Johnson, Stephon Hamilton, Allyson Neal (Monterious), Charonda Jackson, Avis Jackson, LaShea Williams, Naomi Jackson, Barrette Jackson, II, Braden Jackson, LeVandis Keaton (Reketa), Leonard Borders, Jr, Demarcus Brown, Marterrio Hamilton, Phantasia Scott, KrineejaJohnson (Byron), Quaheem Hamilton, Tramone Carroll, Brittney Johnson, Keion Morris, Marquavious Hamilton and Ga’vynHamilton. Fifty Great-Grandchildren. His loving and devoted sisters: Betty Miller (Glen), Martha King, Gwendolyn Cooper (Christopher); Sylvia Bivins (Rev Bivins); Patricia Griffin (Lloyd), and Martha Hankins. His loving “baby brother” Steve Jefferson (Stephanie), Sister-In Laws: Ann Jefferson, Katie Sapp, Inez Carter (George), Margaret Sapp, Shirley Tatum, and Eloise Sapp, Brother-In-Laws: Robert Sapp (Geraldine), Walter Sapp (Melissa) and Lawrence Sapp (Gladys).  God-Children: Kelvin Sapp and Bonita McGriff. Peter was preceded in death by his brothers Leroy and Malcolm; his son Christopher Hamilton.  He also leaves to cherish his memory his Aunts: Nora Wilkins and Phyllis Williams, hisloving/devoted caregiver and granddaughter Naomi Jackson, along with a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving friends and relatives. 

Peter touched so many lives and was loved by all.

“I’m Free”  

My Soul is Resting…


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March 22, 2024

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bouie Memorial Chapel of Collins Family Mortuary
203 West Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church
161 Emanuel Church Road
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Interment following funeral service
March 23, 2024

Greenshade AME Church
8152 Salem Road
Quincy, FL 32352


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