Mercer Lois Jeffords

  • Born: July 30, 1942
  • Died: March 31, 2015
  • Location: Waycross, Georgia


1503 Tebeau St
Waycross, GA 31502
Tel. (912) 283-1414

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Mercer Lois "Mert" Jeffords, 72, died early Tuesday morning (March 31, 2015) at Cook Medical Center in Adel after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross where she worked in the banking industry for several years at First National Bank. She was affiliated with the Baptist faith. Mert is the daughter of the late Foden Jeffords and Rowena Mercer Spikes Jeter. She is preceded in death by one sister, Judith Tyre. Survivors include four children, Charles F. "Chuck" Devane, Jr. (Andrea) of Hot Springs, AR, Melissa "Sissy" Burgess (Jeff) of Fitzgerald, Pamela L. Dillard (Scott) of Adel, and Gregory "Greg" Tyre (Brittany) of Waycross; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Pat Garrard (Marvin) of Watkinsville; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday (April 3, 2015) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sorry to learn of Mercer Lois passing. I remember her as being a very beautiful and sweet girl growing up in Waresboro, Ga. My prayers are with the family. Sylvia Jeffords Norris

Posted by Sylvia Jeffords Norris    April 29, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the many promises found in Gods word the bible. Acts24:15 has special meaning for many. There it speaks about the Resurrection. By means of it our loving creator Jehovah God (ps.83:18, John 3:16) will bring back our dear ones who are sleeping in death as promised. Please find comfort in this wonderful promise during this difficult time...Mary Ann

Posted by Mary Ann    April 07, 2015

Melissa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Should anyone need anything here in Tifton, please do not hesitate to call.. . . D

Posted by Dwana    April 03, 2015

Deepest sympathy

Posted by Robb Griffid    April 03, 2015

My sympathy to you all during this time.

Posted by Melissa Brock    April 02, 2015

Rest in peace my friend

Posted by Jackie (Fullwood) Day    April 02, 2015

Melissa, Charlie and I are so sorry to hear about your mother. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Charlie and Shelly Smith    April 02, 2015

So sorry to hear about Mercer Lois passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time.

Posted by Marilyn Jeffords O'Steen    April 01, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. As I have been thru this recently I know how hard the loss of your Mother is. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tammy Duncan

Posted by Tammy Duncan    April 01, 2015

Rest in Peace---my friend

Posted by Jackie (Fullwood ) Day - Waresboro, GA - friend/ classmate   April 01, 2015

So sorry to hear of the death of Mercer Lois. I knew her as a beautiful young lady growing up in Waresboro.

Posted by Freddy Dean    April 01, 2015

I remember Mert and knew her daddy and his family all my life----So sad to hear of another passing in our Waresboro Community.

Posted by Sarah Cribb Williams    April 01, 2015

So sorry Patsy and family....I know she had been quite ill the last several times I had seen her. She was a classmate and good friend all through school and I know that you will all miss her greatly.

Posted by Flo Lawhorne    April 01, 2015