Rev Jeddie Gilbert DeFries, Jr

Rev Jeddie Gilbert DeFries, Jr

Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Jan 2013 (aged 80)
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row K, Lot 50 Upper, Site 1
Memorial ID 106014583 · View Source
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- Jeddie G. Defries [1904-1948]
- Agnes (Guy) Defries [1914-1971]

Married Lorraine DeFries

- Steven DeFries
- Shaun DeFries

Frederick News-Post, January 31, 2013

Rev. Jeddie DeFries, 80, of Ijamsville, went home to be with the Lord at Shady Grove Hospital on January 28, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born in Portsmouth, VA he was the son of the late Jeddie Gilbert DeFries, Sr. and Agnes Guy DeFries.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorraine; his two sons Steven DeFries, of Ijamsville and Shaun DeFries, of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren Taylor DeFries of Frederick and Ethan DeFries of Mechansville. Also surviving are two sisters, Shirley Shimel of Williamsburg, VA and Rose Marie Wiseman of Chesapeake, VA and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Tennessee Temple School (Now Tennessee Temple University) where he received B.A., B.D and ThG. degrees. He retired from full-time pastoral ministry in 1994 after serving as Pastor in churches in Bridgewater, VA, Weverton, MD, and Barnesville, MD where he served for 25 years. During his retirement, he served as interim pastor, supply speaker and was very active in the Montgomery County Baptist Association. He was an active member of Greenridge Baptist Church in Boyds, MD.

Visitation will be held at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opposumtown Pike, Frederick, MD on Friday, February 1st from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.A Celebration of Life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 AM. Rev. Tim Simpson will offi- ciate, assisted by Dr. Ron Blankenship and Rev. Randy Gilliam. Burial will be held at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenridge Baptist Church, Boyds, MD or to a charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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