John L. Jeffreys, 76, of Douglas Avenue, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Berkshire Place Nursing Home. He was the former husband of Shirley (Royster) Jeffreys. Born in Zebulon, North Carolina he was a son of the late Spencer and Rixie (Carpenter) Jeffreys. Mr. Jeffreys was a laborer for the Cardi Construction Company and the Tilcon Gammino Company before he retired. He leaves his longtime companion, Betty Roberson, three daughters, Robin J. Royster, Denise Jeffreys and Desiree Jeffreys, four grandchildren, Jason R. Royster, Rob Jabez Jeffreys, Joseph L. Royster and Tamarra Maja Jordan Jeffreys, two great grandchildren, Aaliyah Vicente Royster and Andrea Vicente Royster, one brother, Joe Jeffreys, one sister, Clara Mae Walker and one Goddaughter, Tatyana Roberson. He was the father of the late Roxann Surles and brother of the late Jessie Carpenter, Raymond Carpenter and Gaynell Clark. His visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10-12 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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