Vonceil Howard Jeffers, 89, of Columbia, SC, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
She was born on November 5, 1932 to Boyd and Lavonia Howard in Tibbie, AL. After meeting her loving husband, Herbert H. “Jeff” Jeffers, she was a military wife for 28 years, finally settling in Columbia, SC in 1973. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially taking trips to Ocean Lakes every summer. She worked at Allied Chemical, Defender Industries, the University of South Carolina Student Services, and “retired” to take care of her great grandchildren. She was an active member Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Herbert H.“Jeff” Jeffers; and siblings, Dan Howard, Norma Day, Theodore Howard, Shirley Clarke, Bernie Howard, Leo Howard, Preston Howard, Osceola Henderson, and Simon Howard.
She is survived by her children, Roy Jeffers (Nancy) and Gail Ballentine (Doug); siblings, Travis Howard, Dysie Odom, and Ida Geranis; grandchildren, Donna Lister, Jennifer Davis (John), Jeremy Ballentine (Trisha), Amanda Vasquez (Greg), Richard Jeffers, and Kevin Jeffers (Saman); great-grandchildren, Bailey and Afton Davis, Mackenzie, Natalie, and Alexander Vasquez, and Madison Ballentine.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jeffers will be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:00am.