Richmond County Commission remembers Andrew Jefferson, funeral details released

Council members remember Jefferson as a family man who will be “deeply missed”

Richmond County Commission remembers Andrew Jefferson, funeral details released

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Richmond County Commissioner Andrew Jefferson died earlier this week and now the details for his funeral have been released.

The wake will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Olive Rd. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Mayor Hardie Davis said a few kind words and people placed a small memorial where Commissioner Jefferson normally sat

“Life is precious. Tomorrow is promised to no one. I was with Commissioner Jefferson Saturday at a breakfast Saturday morning,” said District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy.

District 10 Commissioner John Clarke said, “Losing two good friends and then having to step in early, it was not a celebratory moment. But it was a moment that we needed to get past so that we can heal and go forward.”

Jefferson died Sunday of a heart attack - three weeks after Commissioner Grady Smith passed away.

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