Funeral services for Annie Ruth Burress Jefferson will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Zion Hill M.B. Church. Visitation and final viewing will be from 10:00am-11:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Zion Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery. 

Annie Ruth Burress Jefferson was born June 18, 1939 to Will and Annie Burress in Booneville, Mississippi. She later relocated to Helena, Arkansas.

On June 3, 1960, Annie married Harold Jefferson. They later joined Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A.L. Woodson. She remained an active member until her health began to fail.


The Lord called his faithful servant home on May 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Annie Burress, seven brothers; Charles Burress, James Burress, Jeffrey Burress, William Burress, Luther Burress, Joe Burress, Ervin Burress and two sisters, Bobbie Jones and Mary Burress.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 58 years, Harold Jefferson of Helena, AR, daughter, Sherry Jefferson of Waukegan, IL, a granddaughter she raised from a baby as her own, Jennifer Jefferson of Jackson, MS,her only great-granddaughter, Layla Jefferson, her sister, Dorothy Burress of Waukegan, IL, a cousin, Ruby Peoples of Booneville, MS and a host nieces and nephews.

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