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Rebecca Lay Jeffery

Rebecca Lay Jeffery, age 89 of Baltimore, passed away September 21, 2018, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to the late Ernest and Ethel Leach Lay on March 28, 1929, in Lamesa, TX.  She retired as a dietitian at Logan Hospital.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Rebecca is survived by her children, Nora L. Jeffery, Donald N. Jr., James S. (Barb Bechtel) and Jay B. (Linda); grandchildren, Tyler, Justin (Lindsay), Jenna (Ashley) Davis, Veronica, Valerie, DJ (Ashlee), and Michael; great grandchildren, McKenna, Mattox, and Emmet; brother-in-law, William Martinez; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years, Major Donald Neal Jeffery USAF Retired; brothers, Weldon Lay and Bill Lay; and sisters, Earnestine “Tene” Flowers and Pauline “Polly” Burgess.

Caring Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore. Family and friends may call from 5 pm until the time of service on Tuesday.  Memorials can be made to Central Ohio Hospice or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences can be made at

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