Dwight Henry Jeffery


“To everything there is a season.  A time for every purpose under heaven”    Ecclesiastes 3:1 

Dwight Henry Jeffery was born on Dec. 12, 1949, in Houston, Texas, to Mr. Haywood Jeffery, Sr. and Mrs. Emma Haynes Jeffery. He passed away Aug. 12, 2023.

Dwight confessed Christ at an early age and united with Fourth Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership or Reverend E. Stanley Branch. He later united with Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church under Dr. Johnnie J. Roberson, where he ushered for many years. He later united with Brookhollow Baptist Church aka The Church Without Walls under Dr. Ralph Douglass West, where he remained until his death.

Dwight attended Dotson Elementary School, Ryan Middle School and Jack Yates High School, where he graduated in 1968. He continued his education at Texas Southern University.

Dwight was employed at Foley’s for many years. He retired from Sysco after 13 years.

Dwight was united in holy matrimony to Adell Allen on March 19, 1994.

Dwight was preceded in death by parents; Haywood Jeffery, Sr., Emma Jeffery, Brothers: Herbert Jeffery, Haywood Jeffery, Jr., Alvin Jeffery, and Melvin Jeffery.  Sisters: Lee Ester Hudson, Helen Jeffery.

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife of 29 years, Mrs. Adell Jeffery of Houston, Texas; a special niece, Sharon Adams; brother, Rufus Brown (Gloria) of Houston, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Kathryn Jeffery and Mrs. Lynda Jeffery; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 7231 FM 532 E, Gonzales. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the church with the Rev. Charles Roaches as the eulogist and the Rev. Kenneth Gordon as pastor.

Pallbearers include Calvin Allen, Lamont Allen, Troy Allen and volunteers. Honorary pallbearers include Glenn Hudson, Kenneth Hudson, Lawrence Hudson, Melvin Hudson and Willis Hudson.

Interment will take place in Brasco Cemetery in Gonzales.