I share with you all a message from Bishop Jake Owensby to the clergy of the Diocese, because I can't let you know this sad news with words any better...
I am sad to share with you the news that our brother Fr. Lee Jefferson passed into eternal life today. It is a terrible loss for us all, especially for his spouse Deacon Rita and the rest of the family.
O Lover of Souls, receive our friend Lee into the arms of your mercy. May he rest this day in peace and dwell forever in the warmth of your eternal light. Amen.
Holy One, in your mercy grant consolation and comfort to those who grieve, especially Rita and all of Lee’s family and friends. Amen.
Funeral arrangements will be made in due course. Once details have been finalized, I will let you know. In the meantime, hold Lee’s loved ones in your heart and in your prayers.
In Christ’s Peace,
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