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Sonny Jefferson

October 5, 2019


Sonny James Jefferson, 70, of Peoria came into the world on May 14, 1949, and departed this life on October 5, 2019. 

Sonny was the oldest of five children born to Samuel and Dorothy Jefferson. During his young adult life, he entered into the military and served this country for thirteen years.  Sonny loved to share stories about his life with friends and family. 

Sonny leaves behind those to cherish his memory: father Samuel Jefferson, sisters; Rev. Deloras Lassiter, Carolyn Jefferson and Pastor Brenda Jefferson, two sons; Marc and Victor and daughter, Ashanda.  He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. His mother, Dorothy Jefferson and his brother Samuel Jefferson Jr. preceded him in death.

He will be truly missed by those he came in contact with for he made a lasting impression on many throughout his life.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 10:00AM Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship, 602 W Richmond Ave in Peoria. There will be no visitation.  Burial of his remains will be 11:00am, Monday October 14, 2019 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit

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Celebration of Life Service
October 12, 2019

10:00 AM
Heaven's Views Christian Fellowship
602 W. Richmond Ave
Peoria, IL 61603

Military Honors
October 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707

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