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Julie Jefferson

7/22/1955 - 2/19/2020

PEKIN ~ Julie Ann Jefferson, 64, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was formerly of Pekin.

She was born July 22, 1955 in Pekin to William E. and Evie S. (Gentry) Agee. She was adopted by Charles Richard “Dick” and Elaine June (Bacon) Jefferson. She was preceded in in death by her parents; biological father and one brother.

Surviving are her biological mother of Washington; two brothers, Kurt Jefferson of Lexington, Kentucky and Jerry (Linda) Agee of Pekin; two sisters, Patricia (Harry) Hammer and Peggy Dietz, both of Washington and several nieces and nephews.

Julie was a woman of many talents and abilities. She earned her Masters of Divinity and was an ordained minister.  She was an overseas missionary and gifted Bible teacher. She loved people and used her talents to express God's love to them. From the bush of Africa to the streets of China and India, Julie led many to the joy of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

She was a fabulous artist who enjoyed painting, graphic design, glass blowing and illustrating books.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Gary Grogan will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

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