JEFFERSON - Lonnie Gresham, 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
He was born in Jefferson, the son of the late James and Callie Johnson Gresham. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and was retired from Pilgrims Pride. Mr. Gresham was preceded by his wife, Minnie Lee Wilson Gresham; brothers, James, Claude, Richard, Theodis, Cleveland, and Roosevelt Gresham; sister, Alberta Gresham; and a great-grandson, D.J. Shields.
Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia (Terrell) Shields, Rome, Angela (Steve) Jackson and Veronica Gresham, Jefferson; son, Morris Gresham, Jefferson; brother, Allen Gresham, Jefferson; sisters, Bonnie Horton, Hazel Watson, Ella Mae Damons, and Irene Gresham, all of Jefferson; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at the New Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Hazell Quarrels officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park in Commerce. The cortege will assemble 12:15 p.m. Saturday at 906 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Jefferson, GA. The body will be placed in the Church at 12 noon and lie in state until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, November 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grandsons and nephews will be honored as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com