William Ryan Jefferies
William Ryan Jefferies, 69, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on April 4.
Jefferies was born on May 31, 1939, in Blacksburg, South Carolina and worked as a truck driver. He was baptized at Saint John Church, and was a member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by devoted companion Gloristine Bullock; daughter, Traci Anne; four sons, Cjader, Victor, Michael and Vincent; son-in-law, Cleveland Gibbs Jr.; daughters-in-law, Audrey and Tyanne Bullock; sister, Carolyn Jefferies of Mississippi; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and loved ones.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment will be at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.