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JOSEPHINE ROBERTS JEFFERSON


1916 - 2019
JOSEPHINE ROBERTS JEFFERSON Obituary
JOSEPHINE ROBERTS JEFFERSON Mrs. Josephine Roberts Jefferson, 102, of Las Vegas, passed away March 20, 2019. She was born October 13, 1916 in Springer, OK, to Theresa Gatewood Roberts and Willie Roberts. She was blessed to have seven brothers and four sisters. She met her husband of 71 years in Oklahoma City, Jack Howard Jefferson. Mrs. Jefferson was preceded in death by Edward Franklin Jefferson, her infant son, and husband Dr. Jack Howard Jefferson. Her seven brothers, Dewitt Roberts, Cotral Roberts, Elmo Roberts, Isiah Roberts, Odell "Sandy" Roberts, Loron Roberts and Sid Roberts; and three sisters, Elree Roberts, Videll Roberts Andrews and Lillie Mae Roberts Booker. She is survived by one sister, Lorine Roberts McKellar Davis; her three devoted daughters, Jacqueline Jefferson Newton, Elwyn Jefferson McGaugh (Eugene) and Deborah Jefferson-Woods, M.D. (Lee); grandchildren, Jeffrey Newton (Tippi), Richard Newton (Ada), Eugene McGaugh III, Margo Olayemi (Yekini), Brooke Woods and Samantha Woods; great grandchildren Marissa Newton, Jada Olayemi and Kenneth Hines; great-great granddaughter Amada Hines, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation for Josephine will be noon-1 p.m. Fri., April 12, with services following. Burial to follow, all at Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, 7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123.
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