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Percy Leon Jeffries Jr was born August 24, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, to Viola Shannon and Percy Leon Jeffries, Sr. His early years were spent in Toledo with his doting grandmother Fanny, who taught him to love, laugh, and pray. Later, the family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where Leon completed his formal education in the Detroit Public Schools graduating from Central High in 1963.
After graduation, Leon joined the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged after three years of valiant service. He took advantage of his military education benefits receiving an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Wayne County Community College.
In 1968, Leon married Janice Loman and to this union; two sons Michael and Marlan were born, who were his pride and joy. After Janice’s death in September 1984, Leon’s role changed to mother and father performing whatever duties necessary to ensure that the boys had full productive lives.
Later he met and married the love of his life Aliese Lowery causing his family to grow from three to six with the addition of Aleise’s children Donald and Tracey.
Leon was an outgoing fun-loving person who enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren Jaden, Rhian, Troy and Melanie.
In August 1965, Leon began his working career with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He was a hardworking and a dedicated employee moving up the ranks to Supervisor of the Customer Service Department retiring in 2001 after 36 years of employment.
Leon was an all-around sportsman joining the VA’s bowling and baseball teams. In addition, neighborhood youth knew him as mentor, coach, and surrogate father serving as a positive influence in all their lives.
After his retirement from the VA, Leon and Aliese relocated to Las Vegas, where he began a second career with the Clark County School Systems. After fourteen years his health began to fail. Leon and Aliese then relocated back to Michigan to be close with family and friends.
Leon fought a good fight of faith and passed from this life to victory on Wednesday February 7, 2024, at his home and under the attentive care of his loving wife. Leon’s parents, his brother Roderick and sister Judy preceded him to Glory. He leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his memory, his devoted wife Aleise, sons, Michael (Kenyetta), Marlan, Donald, daughter Tracey (Modoris), grandchildren Jaden, Rhain, Troy and Melanie, a loving sister Marsha, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and family friends.
Percy’s family and friends will gather 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 15th, 2024, at Word of Faith International Christian Center. His Homegoing Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at Word of Faith International Christian Center. His burial will take place on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11:00AM, at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Percy’s family at 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.