Elbert “Tommy” Jefferson was born in Riverhead March 4, 1956, to Alice Jefferson and the late James Hughly. He graduated from Bellport High School in 1974. Tommy enjoyed baseball, football, and a host of other sports, but basketball was his passion. He took pride in his appearance and was a very neat and clean individual.
For many years Tommy was battling many illnesses and was called home April 20, 2015. He leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Alice Jefferson and Ernie Boatwright of Alabama
He was predeceased by his brother, Rudy and is survived by his sons, Sean of Riverhead and Elbert of South Carolina; his daughter-in-law Kawana, also of South Carolina; his grandchildren Dazjuan, Darrin, Christian and Taylor Jefferson; his aunts, Vivian Holmes of Bellport and Patsy Downing of Riverhead; his dear friend, Barbara Jamison and a host of nieces and nephews, who will all miss Tommy dearly.
The family received visitors April 28 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead, where eulogies were delivered by family and friends. Burial took place at Washington Memorial Park in Coram.
This is a paid notice.