March 30 at 6:32pm · El Mirage, AZ ·
Jonesin' For Jesus, I want to thank everyone for the prayers for my dear friend, Steven Jeffries. We just learned that he passed away this evening after being in a coma for more than a week. Steven was not just a dear friend, he was a HUGE blessing in my life when I went through some really darks valleys as a young man. His wisdom and wit was endless. He always knew how to make me smile. He was the “big brother” I never had. Steven, I miss you already. Although I rejoice you’re with the Lord, my heart is broken I won’t be able to hear you’re voice again. Rest well, Brother. I will see you again in the clouds!
March 30 at 7:37pm ·
Cant believe i wont hear another Dirty joke or hear his infamous snicker again. Damn my heart is crushed right now😭😭😭😭😭 Dealing with death is never easy for me. But breaking the news to my Boys just totally broke me down. 😭😭😭😭😭😭. Im gonna miss you Uncle Steven Jeffries. Love You from your Favorite Nephew
April 3 at 10:57am ·
As I meditated on recent family events this morning, the tears began to flow. My brother is gone! I felt like screaming it to the top of my voice😪 - No, we did not come from the same womb or the seed of the same father, but I can still hear him saying “Hey Sis”.
Steve has been my brother for 39 years. Though I have two biological brothers, one of my sons said while reflecting “ Uncle Steve is the only Uncle I ever really had...and it was because they had a relationship! He said, He’s the only man that ever told me he was proud of me! Do you understand how many Black men need to hear just that?
Yes, Steve is MY brother! He never spoke one word to hurt me. Oh we had some pretty lively debates, especially about politics but it was all love.
There are not many people who I can say were at all the important events in my family. He was there when my young son-in-law died... for my daughter and her 3 kids, he was there when my grandmother & my mother died, at our Family Christmas parties, Family Forums...he was just there supporting. His kids grew up with mine. His daughter Toya lived with me while attending college. He is my dearly departed BROTHER; his mother became mine too, his sister, my only true Sister. The blood of Jesus binds us. Our families became one.
I want to thank the people who stopped, who paused for a moment and acknowledged the life of my brother. They shared stories, posted love, visited in the hospital, prayed, called for updates; some flew across country to check on him and support our family. And that’s in keeping with how I was brought up. When I was coming up and a loved one passed, people paused for a moment. They redirected their love and attention to support each other at that time. People brought their best prepared dish to the house so the family could focus on making arrangements. People stopped for a moment with their own plans and brought their love, their part to the table. They MADE the time to demonstrate their love.
Thank you❤️ from the depths of my heart. Please keep Steve’s children in your prayers.