Born: Friday Aug 26, 1938

Died: Tuesday Feb 4, 2020


Charles Douglas Jefferson

August 26, 1938 - February 4, 2020

Charles Douglas Jefferson, 81, of Eden, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday night, Febuary 4, 2020. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Febuary 8, at 2 p.m., Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden, with the Rev. Douglas Bray, pastor of Rock of Ages Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Eden. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, 6-8 p.m., at Fair Funeral Home and other times at his residence. 

Charles was born August 26, 1938 in Leaksville(now Eden) N.C. to the late Willie George Jefferson and Myrtle Rumbley Jefferson. He was a retiree of Karastan - Mohawk Division with 47 years of service. Charles enjoyed spending time with his late wife, Bernice, at their Buggs Island getaway. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed cookouts with his family and friends. Charles was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always bringing much laughter to family and friends. 

He is survived by his children, Jim Strickland, Debbie Leffew, Teresa J. Hawkins and husband Mike, Rick Jefferson, Rocky Petty and wife Vicky, Sandra J. Duncan and husband Clayton, and Randy Jefferson; 11 grandchildren, April, Michelle, Nicole, Whitney, Sandra, Chris , Brittany, Josh, Caysey, Denise, and Mindy;  26 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild;  special friends, Chuck Fair, Susan Turner, Carol Turner and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Dehart;  nephews, Buddy Crawford, Doug Crawford, and Tim Sanders;  nieces, Brenda Clark and Lisa Howell; and his beloved dog, Charlie. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bernice Parks Jefferson; mother-in-law, Nannie Gibson;  sisters, Margaret J. Crawford and Frances J. Sanders;  brother, Claude Jefferson;  one great grandchild, Cheyenne Stump; and nephews, Eddie Crawford and Donnie Crawford. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

Online condolencs may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com 



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I always enjoyed just sitting and talking with Charles whether at his house or at the lake. He was a good man. Rocky I feel your pain you and Vicky and all of your family will be in my prayers. Anything I can do just let me know even if it's just to talk.
Frank Norman

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
Margaret Wray

Sandra, I'm so very sorry for your immense loss. You are in my prayers today and every day. I wish your grandfather Godspeed...
Donna Gray

Rocky - so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Lisa Shively Harbour

Teresa, I am sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was one of a kind and I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with him.
Jerry Billingsley

Rocky, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. praying God's peace for you and your family during this time of loss. God bless. Craig & Trudy Dishmon
Craig and Trudy Dishmon

To all of the family, we are so sorry for the loss of Charles. He was a good man that made you laugh every time you would see him. Prayers for the family to find some comfort and peace during this difficult time! He will truly be missed!! Stephanie & Mike Dillion
Mike Dillion

Ricky, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Heaven just gained another angel. Praying for you and your family. God bless you all.
Diane Smith

Dear Rocky Petty, Vicky Petty & Family, Sorry to hear of Mr. Charles Douglas Jefferson’s Passing, the memorial video is very touching & it makes me think about, how special our family is. May God Be With You!! In This Difficult Time!!
Jeffrey Rakestraw

Dear Rocky, Vicky and extended family, Please know my deepest sympathies are with you all. My prayers are for God to cover each of you with His love, peace and comfort in the difficult times ahead.
Arlene Murray Wade

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