Sister Maeola Roaf Jeffers, 74, of Pine Bluff was called to rest on August 16, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Arthur and Mrs. Charlotte Boughton Roaf.
She was educated in the public schools of Pine Bluff graduating from Merrill High School in 1957 and later graduating from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1997.
She married Raymond C. Jeffers, Sr. and to this union five children were born. She was employed at Jefferson Regional Medical Center from 1972 to 1995.
She was a very charitable, loving, caring, and endearing person. She was also a faithful member of the Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Usher Board, Circle of Wisdom, and Sunday School Class #6.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; Arthur Roaf, Jr., James Nelson, and Dr. Sterling Roaf, Sr. and one sister; Verlean Ellison.
She leaves to cherish her memory five children; Michael Jeffers (Ferrell) of Little Rock, Ark.; Dr. Raymond (Lelita) Jeffers of Germantown, Tenn.; Sharon Jeffers of Huntsville, Ala.; Gerald (Karen) Jeffers of White Hall, Ark.; and Barrett (Chanelle) Jeffers of Los Angeles, Calif.
Her surviving siblings are Dr. Clifton Roaf and Ophelia Melvin of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Lucille Early of Little Rock, Ark.; Eddie Jean Ward of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Joetta Edwards of Pine Bluff, Ark.; one uncle, Julius Boughton; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Indiana Street MBC by Rev. Brian Castle. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Section of Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. with a Family Hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state at the church from 9:15 a.m. until time of service.
The family will be at 410 Talbot Street, Pine Bluff.
Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.