Phillip Jeffery

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Phillip Edwin Jeffery, 64, went home to be with his Lord on September 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Southern Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday the 24th at 12pm. Chaplain Dorothy Gerr will officiate. Burial services follow at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL at 2pm. Phillip was born February 7, 1949 in Chattanooga, TN to James Russell Jeffery, Jr. and Nelda Jean Jeffery. He graduated from Woodard High School in Pensacola, FL in 1967 and went on to join the U.S. Army, where he served in the White House Communications Agency under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Phillip worked as an audio engineer at Oakstone Publishing Company in Birmingham. Phillip is survived by his wife, Nancy Ross Jeffery, mother Nelda Jean Jeffery, brother Barry Stanton Jeffery (Margo). He leaves behind two sons, John Russell Jeffery and Phillip Jason Jeffery, and one daughter, Bonnie Katherine Applebeet. Phillip was preceded in death by his father Reverend “J.R.” Jeffery and his son Michael Keith Jeffery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Bernard Schencker

October 5, 2013

Phil was a very special guy who brought a ray of sunshine into the lives of all who knew him-- and he was a talented professional committed to quality work at ERI/Oakstone. He came along at a time when ERI desperately needed someone to help us move from "cut and splice" manual tape editing to the new world of digital audio editing. Phil had the experience, knowledge and positive attitude that I as CEO was looking for. I hired him on the spot and was never sorry that I did. Over the years he helped us help thousands of doctors improve their knowledge and ability to help countless thousands of patients to live a healthier and longer life.
At this sad time I know you will take solace in knowing that Phil was loved by all he touched, but also I hope you will take pride in recognizing the wide-reaching positive impact of his work on lives of so many.

October 1, 2013

Although I never met Mr. Phil Jeffery in person, I sincerely felt so comfortable with his kindness on the phone as he helped me do my audio recordings with Oakstone. He worked with me for the past 3 years and was so patient with me and understanding. He always had an upbeat, encouraging spirit that made me feel so happy. He was an altruistic soul who truly cared for others. I will miss him dearly. Gargi Mukherji (Houston, Texas)

Rhonda Gant Ruiz

September 25, 2013

My heart is broken for your loss. Phil will be deeply missed by all who knew him. I am glad to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him and learn from him -- but mostly to call him my friend.

Mary Harris Hoffman

September 24, 2013

I worked with Phil for a number of years at ERI/Oakstone Publishing. What a gentle soul. I cannot recall hearing him utter an unkind word or a discouraging phrase, ever, during my time spent with him as a co-worker. I do, however, remember a couple of very choice Halloween costume choices he concocted that made us all laugh and laugh! Phil leaves the world a brighter place for his presence, and us privileged to have known him. I am sure I heard a train whistle when God called Phil home ...

Michelle Kapoor

September 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss Phil was a great person. I have loved that family since I was in 8th Grade. Phil was always there for me in High School whenever I needed him to talk to or whatever it was. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him and his boys.

Donna Ross

September 23, 2013


I am so sorry to hear about Phil. We are praying God will comfort you in the days to come. We love you.

Donna and family

Jim and Carol Woody

September 23, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Phil was a very dear cousin. We lift you and the entire family in prayer.

Jim and Carol Woody

September 23, 2013

Jeannie and Stan,
Our heart hurts for your loss. It has been many years since we were all children running and playing with our folks close by. We have a wonderful family who loves deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lakisha Cooper

September 23, 2013

How blessed am I to have met and worked with such a kind, gentle and caring soul? I will miss the light that shined when Phil smiled! I feel priviledged to have been in the presence of someone so encouraging and positive. You will always be remembered and greatly missed - Rest In Paradise!

Melanie Roscoe

September 23, 2013

Phil was a very special person and his train whistle always made the end of my work week so much better. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. He will be missed...