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Eric Dean Jeffers, 46, of Centralia, Illinois passed away at 1:40 A.M. on May 16, 2017 at his residence in Centralia, Illinois. He was born November 23, 1970 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Louis Dean Jeffers and Carolyn Sue (Shores) Cross.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until funeral service time, 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor David Shores officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Eric is survived by his lifelong love, Misty Skibinski of Centralia, Illinois; children, Aaron Jeffers, Kayla Jeffers, and Nicholas Jeffers all of Dix, Illinois; mother, Carolyn Sue Cross of Mount Vernon, Illinois; father, Louis "Bill" Jeffers of Centralia, Illinois; sister, Stacy Lewis and husband Sean of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brother, Billy E. Jeffers and wife Angie of Mount Vernon Illinois; step children, Amber Skibinski, Jeffrey Skibinski, and Amy Skibinski; step-grandchildren, Hailey, Hunter Grace, Landon, Ryder, and Jersey; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
His grandparents, John and Maxine Shores and Thelma Thompson preceded him in death.
Eric was of the Baptist faith, worked as a laborer for Radiac Abrasives Inc. in Salem, Illinois, and was the number one Cubs fan.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the The Jeffers Family. Please make checks payable to Carolyn Sue Cross and these will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on May 17, 2017
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