July 05, 2024

Gloria Suzette "Suzie" Jeffress, a resident of Fulton, peacefully left her earthly home on the morning of July 4, to be with her Lord and Savior.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Jeffress, to whom she was married June 1, 1968; four children, Benita (David) Fuzzell of South Fulton, Melissa (Bill) Binford of Dallas, Ga., Amy (Kelly) Libby of West Plains, Mo. and Jeff (Tracy) Jeffress of Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Tripp (Briana) Caldwell of Memphis, Tenn., Jordan Jennings of Fulton, Matthew (Stephanie) Allison of Carrollton, Ga., Alex (James) Hicks of South Fulton, Max (Leandra) Allison of Acworth, Ga., Adrienne Peeler of West Plains, Mo., Tyler Jeffress of New York, N.Y. and Roni Jeffress of Greenville, S.C.; 12 great-grandchildren, Maddie Caldwell, Fulton Caldwell and Fletcher Caldwell, all of Memphis, Ian Allison and Chloe Allison of Carrollton Ga., Jensyn Peeler, Blaire Peeler and Scarlett Peeler of West Plains, Mo., J.G. Hicks and John Alex Hicks of South Fulton, Eason Allison of Acworth, Ga. and Ashlyn Jennings of Sedalia, Mo.; and one great-great-grandchild, Duncan Martin of Sedalia, Mo.; her sister, Gwenda Bizzle of Clinton, Ky.; her brother-in-law, Don Campbell of South Fulton; nieces and nephews, Lisa Stem, David Campbell and Kim Austein of South Fulton; Shane Bizzle, Laine Bizzle of Clinton; Travis Bizzle of Mayfeld, and Wayne Bizzle of Gray, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben, Jr. and Jeraldine Hales, her son-in-law, Dan Counce, and her sister-in-law, Judy Campbell.

She had been the owner/operator of The Family Tree/The Jeffress House flea market and antiques in Kuttawa, where she crafted original folk art pieces for many years, studied nursing at the University of Tennessee at Martin, while working at the former Fulton Hospital, and cared for patients at the Crittendon County Nursing Home.

She loved to decorate, renovate and create.

While her children were younger, she worked at Southside Drug and The Clothesline in South Fulton.

Her greatest joy was watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up, and proudly taking the name of "Mother", "Mom" and "Granny."

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fulton.

She was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Mayfield, Ky.

A private memorial service will be held July 13 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Fulton, with Pastor Stephen Cavness officiating.

Donations in her name may be made to the Children/Youth fund, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1140, 115 Second St., Fulton, Ky. 42041.