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David Anthony Jefferson

November 11, 2021

David Anthony Jefferson, Sr., 72, of Lynchburg, Va., departed this life on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Born December 13, 1948 in Lynchburg, Va., David was a son of the late Elijah Holmes Jefferson and the late Inez Carter Jefferson. He was also proceeded in death by his brother James N. Jefferson and sister-in-law Joan Poole.

David is survived by his wife, Valeria, his son David Jefferson, Jr. and stepson Gary Bell; brother, Salvatore “Sal” Jefferson, and his wife, Sharon; sisters-in-law Dorothy Cook, and her husband Joseph, and Carolyn Johnson and friend Dessa Johnson; nephews Salvatore “Butch” Jefferson Jr., Alfred Dean, Jr., French Poole III, Herbert Lee Bell and Antoine Bell; nieces, Elizabeth “Libby” Jefferson, Natasha Poole and Brittany Dean; great nephews, Trey and Jaxon Jefferson and Jawan Noell; great niece Dominique Noell; close cousins Patricia, Kenny and Loretta Mills, and family friend Brenda Freeman along with other relatives and friends.

David proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Army, and enjoyed traveling and watching car races. He professed faith in Christ at an early age at Forest Level Baptist Church. Later in life, he attended and enjoyed the fellowship of Tree of Life Ministries. David was a bus driver for Bedford Country Public Schools and The City of Lynchburg before working at and retiring from the United States Postal Service.

A homegoing service will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the service with interment on Thursday, November 18 at Culpeper National Cemetery at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patel, Lynchburg Oncology and Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, along with Roberta Reeves, friends and family for their many acts of kindness.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

Burial Date December 13, 1948

A homegoing service will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the service with interment at a later date at Culpeper National Cemetery.

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Learned of the passing of David Jefferson today from Kenny Mills and want to express our condolences to the family. We live up the street and saw him when we walked to the turn around. Praying for God's comfort to you. Sincerely, Howard and Arelia Langhorne

Posted by Howard and Arelia Langhorne on December 9, 2021

My prayers for the family. I will miss David my church buddy.

Posted by Donna Royal on November 16, 2021

David will be missed. He was our friend. To the family, you are in our prayers.

Posted by Corine & Hattie Hicks on November 16, 2021

You and your family are in our hearts/ minds/and prayers for the lost of your husband David Jefferson. I'm very grateful that I had the opportunity to know your husband through you." I know that words are inadequate at time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry my family is for your loss!" "God Bless you and comfort you" Elder Charles Anderson, Rosemary Anderson and Rebecca Saraus

Posted by Rebecca A Saraus on November 16, 2021

I had the privilege of getting to know David years ago when I worked as a nurse in his doctor's office, then we renewed our acquaintance several years ago at the YMCA. He was a very kind and gentle man, and I always enjoyed talking with him. I was very sad to hear of this passing.

Posted by Judy Robertson on November 15, 2021

Our prayer for a peace and comfort, that only God can give are going out to you all at this time...

Posted by Stephen & Victoria Carter on November 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Posted by Anonymous on November 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Posted by Anonymous on November 15, 2021

My condolences

Posted by James Jefferson on November 13, 2021

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