Sara Kibler Jeffers


SMITHFIELD - Sara K. Jeffers, 83, was taken by the
Lord to be with her beloved husband, Vinza, on
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003. She was born in Appalachia,
Virginia and had been a lifelong Peninsula resident.
Mrs. Jeffers was a member of Trinity United Methodist
Church, where she was very active in many ministries,
including over 50 years with the kitchen committee.
She is survived by five children, Mike Jeffers and his
wife, Renee, of Newport News, Susie Garrett and her
husband, William, of Raleigh, N.C., Scott Jeffers and
his wife, Cheryl, of Smithfield, Tom Jeffers and his
wife, Marilyn, of Sandston, Va., and Jack Jeffers and
his wife, Billie Jean, of Newport News; one sister,
Pat Tilman of Newport News; four brothers, Wallace
Kibler, of Kingsport, Tenn., Jack Kibler of
Appalachia, Va., Kenneth Kibler of Bluefield, W.V.,
and Bill Kibler of Newport News; twelve grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Vinza Jeffers, and two brothers,
Richard Kibler and J. B. Kibler. The family will
receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13,
2003 in W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral
service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003
in the chapel of W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United
Methodist Church, 228 29th Street, Newport News, Va.
23607. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/12/2003.

Dear Mike, Susie, Scott, Tom, and Jack,
I have such fond memories of your mother. She was my mother's closest friend while we were members of Trinity nearly 40 years ago. Sara was one of my favorite Sunday School teachers, and I well remember her warmth, her love, and that wonderful laugh. I recall our weekly cottage prayer meeting with special affection. She was one great lady! My prayers are with you.
Carol Buckley Harty (Fayetteville, NC) - January 08, 2004
Dear Mike:
You don't know me, but I know of you and your Mother. I am Mike Furr's little sister, and we lived on Roanoke Avenue "back in the day".  Our mother Sarah told me wonderful stories of you and Mike as she and your Mom worked together in boy scouts. Mama always spoke very fondly of Sara.
I know this Holiday will be difficult for you and your family, but I hope that you can find joy in knowing that she and the "other Sarah" are celebrating our Lord's Birth with Him. May Our Father give you peace.
With Sincere Regards, Lisa Furr Wilkins
Lisa Furr Wilkins (Newport News, VA ) - December 16, 2003
Dear Jack and family,
I'll always remember your mom's "Amen" from the balcony at Trinity. She was a great Sunday School teacher and cook. I know you will miss her, but I am sure she is still saying "Amen!"
With love, Kathy Johnson Allen
Kathy Allen (Gloucester, VA )  - December 15, 2003
I am thinking of the many times your sweet Mom fed me and the fun hours spent in your home on 17th Street. I send my thoughts to you all but esp. to Mike and Susie.
Love, Pam Larmer Traugott
Pam Larmer Traugott (Lexington, VA )  - December 13, 2003
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Linda Hilborn (Kingsport, TN ) - December 12, 2003
My thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
My memories of your Mom are of a lady who was always happy.
Sincerely, Brownie
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (St. Thomas Virgin Islands)  - December 12, 2003