Nancy “Mama Nana” Ellen Kirksey Jeffus

Nancy “Mama Nana” Ellen Kirksey Jeffus, 90, of Amarillo died Friday, April 12, 2019.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Nancy was born to Clay and Myrtie Ward Kirksey on November 24, 1928, in Amarillo, TX.  She was a lifelong resident of Amarillo.  She was a graduate of Amarillo High School and Amarillo College.  Nancy was an active member of First Baptist Church.  She also was active in several organizations.

She married Clyde Henry Jeffus, April 3, 1954.

Nancy worked for the Santa Fe Railway in the Freight Claim Department as a Freight Claim Investigator until her office relocated to Topeka, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Henry Jeffus; her parents; a brother, Earl Kirksey; and a son-in-law, Ridge Terry.

Survivors include three daughters, Becky Terry, of Amarillo, Pam Pecoraro and husband John of Little Elm, and Tricia Deaver and husband Jayson, of Amarillo; fourteen grandchildren, James Terry, of Amarillo, Jennifer Onderek and husband Josh, of Yukon, OK, Joshua Terry and Jessica Fenn and husband Andrew, of Amarillo, Emily Fulks and husband Sam, of Little Elm, TX, Loressa Watts and husband Ryan, of Frisco, TX, Halton Pecoraro and wife Nikki, of The Colony, TX, Bethany Pecoraro, Hunter Pecoraro and wife Camille, Mackenna Pecoraro and Destiny Pecoraro, of Little Elm, Jaydon Pickens and husband, Hagen, Branton Deaver and Janson Deaver, of Amarillo; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one on the way; one niece, Cecelia Wampler and husband Wayland, of Pflugerville; one nephew, Clay Kirksey, of Austin; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Jeffus.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

3 Replies to “Nancy “Mama Nana” Ellen Kirksey Jeffus”

  1. Sincere condolences from the Newsome family to you all. This poem meant a lot to me when I lost my mother. You’ll find lost pennies everywhere!!

    Pennies from Heaven

    I found a penny today
    Just laying on the ground.
    But it’s not just a penny
    This little coin I’ve found.

    Found pennies come from heaven
    that’s what my Grandpa told me.
    He said Angels tossed them down
    Oh, how I loved that story!

    He said when an Angel misses you
    They toss a penny down,
    sometimes just to cheer you up
    To make a smile out of your frown.

    So don’t pass by that penny
    When you’re feeling blue.
    It may be a penny from heaven
    That an Angel’s tossed to you.

  2. I knew Mrs. Jeffus at First Baptist Church. She always supported all of the programs— student ministry, choir, mission trips, etc. She always showed up willing to do whatever was needed. Mrs. Jeffus had a servant’s heart that was so important to carry the gospel message to everyone who needed to hear about Christ’s love. Mrs. Jeffus, thank you for being an example to so many through the years!

  3. Precious Friends~ your Mom was such a beautiful heart. She has blessed you all with a tremendous legacy of love and faith . I am so sorry but will be out of town and will not get to come to the service! You all are in my prayers and I love you!

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