Dr. Anita Christine Bingham Jefferson, 83, passed Friday, July 30, 2021 in her home in Pearl, Mississippi. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA. Sis. Jefferson served as pastor’s wife for 50 years, as National Missionary, and President of the National Christian Willing Workers No. 1 (C.W.W.W. Auxiliary, a precursor to the United Christian Women’s Ministry or UCWM).
As a National Historian of COCHUSA history, Sis. Jefferson endeavored to propel and disseminate the legacy of COCHUSA founder, Bishop Charles Price Jones, through her authorships and ingenuity for more than 35 years.
She initiated several historical mementoes around the state of Mississippi. Writing as a major part of her ministry as she authored historical biographies and several children’s books which promote missionary life of people in COCHUSA and others in the community. She educated children and invested in the program development at Christ Missionary and Industrial College School (CM&I). Sis. Jefferson was a member of Sweet Rest Church. She was the wife of Elder Ira Kenneth Jefferson and mother to: Elder Trevor Jefferson (Marian), Sis. Rita Jefferson Thomas, Elder Bryan Jefferson Sr. (Alicia), and Sis. Myah Jefferson Lane.
Family and Friends Visitation: 4 -6 p.m., Friday, August 6, Westhaven Funeral Home, located at 3580 Robinson Rd., Jackson, MS 39209.
Celebration Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, August 7, Sweet Rest Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A., located at 215 Old Whitfield Rd., Pearl, MS 39208.
Mask required for both events. This celebration service will be live streamed through www.SweetRestChurch.org and on Facebook & YouTube, Keywords: Sweet Rest Church.
Condolences and Cards: Elder Ira K. Jefferson and Family, 118 Camp Pioneer RD, Pearl, MS 39208 or at POB 5591, Pearl, MS 39288.
Friends are encouraged to visit the Westhaven website to share memories and offer words of comfort to the family: www.whmfh.com. Arrangements: Westhaven Funeral Home, 3580 Robinson Rd., Jackson, MS 39209. Plants preferred, etc. may be sent to Westhaven.