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Jefferson Blount, known affectionately as Jeff, was born on April 21, 1958, in Orlando, Florida. He passed away peacefully from natural causes on August 1, 2023, in Dothan, Alabama. Jeff was a creative, gentle, and friendly soul whose impact on his community and family remains immeasurable.
Jeff was the beloved son of the late Jackson Blount, Jr., and Annie Ruth Gainer Blount. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Renna Mae Blount and Wanda Blount Henderson. He is survived by his son, Rachaun T. Blount of Jacob City, his sister Gwendolyn Blount Wright of Jacob City, and his brother Pastor Leonard Blount of Chipley.
Jeff was also a beloved uncle, great-uncle, and cousin, leaving cherished memories with Leticia Baker, Francesca Kirkman, Zanika Blount, Fodina Henderson, Eboni Garner, Jiranda White, Julius Henderson, six grand-nieces, four grand-nephews, one great-grand-niece, and a host of loving cousins. He also leaves behind his dear aunt and uncles: Olivia R. Gainer, James Blount, Frank Blount, Arthur Lee Jones, and Rudolph Jackson, along with many dear friends.
A graduate of Graceville High School in 1976, Jeff was a talented athlete who earned a scholarship in track and field to Chipola College. His athleticism was just one facet of his character, as he was also known for his creativity and friendly demeanor.
Jeff accepted Christ at an early age and remained a faithful member of the Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, Florida, until his passing. His faith was a guiding force throughout his life, providing him with strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
Jeff was an adventurous spirit who, for a brief period, left home to explore the world. However, his love for his family and community brought him back to Jacob City, Florida, where he became an indispensable member of the community.
Upon his return, Jeff developed skills in carpentry, plumbing, and auto mechanics, becoming a highly sought-after handyman in Jacob City and the surrounding areas. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and his friendly demeanor made him a beloved figure in his community.
Jeff lived by the words of Helen Keller, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." His gentle spirit and kindness touched the hearts of all who knew him, and his memory will continue to inspire and uplift those he left behind.
In remembering Jeff, we celebrate a life well-lived, filled with love, creativity, and service. His legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and the community he so deeply loved.