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Lofonza Odell West

NORTH CAROLINA, June 2 — Lofonza Odell West, of Garner, North Carolina and formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his residence at the age of 59.

He was born in Prince Edward County on February 3, 1956 to the late Rev. John Edward West and Alfreda Branch West. He joined Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church at an early age, attended Livingston College and retired in 2012 from the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Mr. West is survived by “Mama” Clara West; six brothers, Eric D. West and wife, Vivian, Everett D. West and wife, Darline, John E. West and friend, Alma Plenty, Alejandro E. West and Fiancée, Linda Thompson, Sandy A. West and wife, Tamika and Gregory Morris and wife, Aneka; four sisters, Brendann Cosby, Gwendolyn Myers, Shandra Williams and Charlene Thomas; two special brothers, James Moore and Demetrius “Meatball” Johns; three aunts, Rita Riedgley, Loreda Graham and Odessa Branch; a special niece and nephew, Gabreilla A. Thornton and Gierek L. Walker; a brother-in-law, Ervin E. Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elviolla Walker and his beloved dog “Sport” who was his best friend and buddy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 3 at noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1812 North Main Street, South Boston. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Farmville.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Condolences can be emailed to jeffressfh@yahoo.com.

Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, is in charge of arrangements.