COLUMBUS — Oscar “O.J.” Jefferson, 58, died Feb. 12, 2020, in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is from 12-5 p.m. today, at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jefferson was born March, 12, 1961, in Starkville, to the late Elzina and Robert Jefferson Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dewayne Jefferson. He is survived by his children, Shawvana Smith, Laquona Lee, Kenyon Tuggle, Davinda Tuggle and LaShala Tuggle-Coleman; siblings, Robert Jefferson of Reform, John Jefferson and David Jefferson of Stakville, Jerry Jefferson and Gerald Jefferson of Columbus, Letha Jefferson and Ella Jefferson, Sarah Hollingshed and Diane Jordan all of Stakville and Patricia Jefferson of Columbus; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Edward Shield, Kenyon Tuggle, Andrew Hines Sr., Andrew Hines Jr., John Campbell and Fredrick Steward.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 21, 2020
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