If I had to describe Wayne Jeffers in one sentence I would say, “Everything he did, he did wholeheartedly.” There was no in between when it came to what he believed in or loved.
He was a former Marine who fought in Vietnam. He was one of the top salesmen in his retail sales career. He married, adopted a daughter, and later became the father of another little girl. Over the years, Wayne’s hobbies, loves, and career changed, but his passion for what he was doing did not change.
Wayne found his best friend and soul mate, Lisa, and in 1998 they were married. He adopted and raised her children as his own. Natasha, Johnathan, and Christopher are proud to call him “Dad.”
Wayne was captain and safety officer of the South Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT at Haynes Ambulance. He was a deacon and a member of the choir at Friendship Baptist Church in Grady, Alabama.
Wayne wore many hats, but by far his proudest and most treasured was the one of “Papa” to his 11 grandchildren. As big a man as Wayne was, his heart was bigger. If any of his grandkids were around, you could see what a “softie” he was. They all were dear to his heart, and you could see the pride when he talked about them.
Wayne meant a lot to many people. Whether he was the man that came when the rescue was called to help in the community, deacon, husband, or simply Papa, we all suffered a great loss when he passed. We all have comfort in knowing where Wayne will spend his eternity. Wayne no doubt loved God and would tell anyone and everyone about his Lord. You could see in his actions what God was doing in his life.
Wayne passed on March 16, 2014, at work.