The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Pineville Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. Burial will follow at the New Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 41 South, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Jefferine Murray Sales was born September 3, 1937 in Buena Vista, Georgia to the late Carrie Lee Murray Wilson and Jessie Murray. She was preceded in death by three children, Faith Sales, Jacqueline Sales, Clem Sales, and three siblings, Emmett Murray, James Murray and Willie Standford Murray.
She graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1955. She moved to Brooklyn, New York where she married the love of her life, the late Mr. Clem Sales, Jr., in 1957. She graduated from Brooklyn City College with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 1979. As an educator, she worked as a classroom teacher for the Brooklyn Board of Education. She retired from teaching in 2004 after 25 years of dedicated service and after retiring she move back to Buena Vista to take care of her mother.
At an early age, she joined the New Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church where she served until her demise. She also was a faithful member of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, an Usher, and Chairperson of the Pastor Aid.
Jessie leaves to cherish her memories: two children, Felice Boddie, and Jennifer Fulford, both of Brooklyn, New York; six siblings, Mellee Best, John Murray, Walter Murray, Rebecca Murray, Everett Murray and Arizona Wilson, one step-sister, Sereatha Wilson, nineteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.