In Loving Memory Of Harold Edward Jeffery aka “Jeffery" or aka "Butch”
Harold Edward Jeffery was born to Harold Buyck Jeffery and Dolores Ann Smith Jeffery on April 3,1959 in Providence, RI. He was the second oldest of four children. He is survived by his older brother Kevin Jeffery and his wife Velma, sister Donna Hairston, and younger sister Sandra Jeffery. He is Uncle “Butch” to Dwayne Jeffery, Jeffery (JT) and wife Tiffany Hairston, Jazlynn and wife Lauren Hairston, and Brandon Barnes. He is also a grand-Uncle to Arianna Fowler and Jayla, Jordynn, and JeKobe Hairston. His last surviving Uncle is Donald Smith and his wife Joyce. Harold pursued an early interest in drawing, martial arts, boxing, dance, and played the electric guitar in a high school band at age nine. In 1978, he graduated High School in Inglewood, CA. After high school, he learned to play the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, as well as playing the grand and electric piano. He was a jazz music aficionado playing in jazz sets with some of the greatest! He was also an avid quad roller skater. In 2016, due to health reasons, he retired from his position as a Personal Banker and Small Business Specialist with Chase. Harold practiced Nichiren Buddhism and was a member of the Soka Gakkai. He also introduced his sister Donna Hairston to the practice. This was a pivotal unique bond they shared in addition to being the “middle” and “twin-like” children in the family. He was a loving brother and friend. The kind of person Harold was can be summed up in his own words, as stated in his senior high school memory book.“I respect my friend and fellow classmates. I love expressing myself mentally to everyone. I love to see people smiling and loving each other.”
May his kind and compassionate legacy live on in the hearts of those who loved him! The Jeffery & Hairston Family

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  1. It’s rare that you are born into a family with a sibling that is your best friend. One who loves you unconditionally and you have each other’s back! Butch was a guardian angel for me although, let him tell it, I was an angel stuck here on earth! He believed I was amazing long before I had a clue. He was a beautiful person and coach who definitely was the wind beneath my wings! 😇♥️⭐️🕊🙏🏼🎷🎸🎹

  2. I will always remember practicing and performing with the Ymd jazz band with Jeffrey. He played with such enthusiasm and joy. Also as the young men’s chapter leader in our area he shared his sincere warmth with all the members every time he saw them. What a good and kind hearted man Harold butch Jeffery was! I miss him.

  3. I’m truly saddened to hear about Harold. What a kind, gentle, beautiful human he was! Harold was the first person I met at Skateland. He offered me great tips on where to get skates and how to care for them. I admired Harold’s determination as a skater, and I would marvel at his relentless pursuit in mastering a new skill. I imagine this personality trait is what made him excel in music! I miss his sweet smile. His wise eyes. His serene encouragement. His cool hair. Him. The rink will not be as bright without him. My heartfelt condolences to Harold’s family and friends. May the memory of his love comfort you during this painful time.

  4. Harold love to skate, he was one of the few people who would always ask the question what do I need to know in order to get to the next level. Sometimes we would talk about him getting ready to be in my next skate event. He was always so full of energy and willing to learn. That smile could be seen a mile off. I will miss him, and his never ending search for perfection on 8 wheel. Hope to see you on the wood in that never ending skate session in the sky. Go with God.

  5. I met Harold at the rink and he became part of Mat and I’s extended family. When ever there was an event or we had something at the house, he was included. I will truly miss his large afro (he got comments on it wherever we went. His smile was also infectious. Harold will truly be missed. See you on the skate floor in heaven. Save me a skate.

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