I Have a Lot to Say…Quietly
Kevin Emilio Jefferson was born on October 31, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina to Alvin Russell Jefferson and Emma Jeanett Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Stafone Brevard Jefferson. He is the grandson of Victoria Hawkins Eikner and the late Cpl Lewis C. Eikner and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd and Earline Delyons Jefferson. He is the great grandson of the late Henry and Callie Houston Eikner, Sammy and Rebecca Green Hawkins, Walter and Martha Jefferson and Ernest and Lillian Delyons.
Kevin leaves to mourn him, his nephews, Tevin and Jayden; niece, Jania; a host of aunts and uncles, special cousins, Don, Travis, Michelle, Cindy, Cedric, Jason, Yuri, Alexandra, Colenda and many other cousins and family members.
Kevin attended Mrs. Redd’s Kindergarten in Allen Benedict Court, and graduated from C. A. Johnson High School, Columbia, South Carolina in 1988 where he participated in Football and Track. In 1993 he graduated from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, with honors and where he was a World Class Sprinter. He spent his work years at The Weather Channel, Center for Disease Control, Bell South, Network International and finally as a Creative Director and Consultant with his own company. He is known as the artist, London.
Like his grandfather and men of the Eikner Family he excelled in drawing, graphic design, and the arts. He designed the cover for The Status of Black Atlanta 1994 and 1995, The State of Black America by the National Urban League and worked with authors such as Terri Williams, designed the book cover for And My Spirit Said, Yes by Don Thompson, designed Green Family Reunion Emblem and tee shirts 1988, 89 and others.
Kevin was a quiet soul but once you got him to talking there were no stop signs. He was a creative spirit that kept his eyes on the arts that existed in everyone and everything. He designed everything from tennis shoes to technology processes.
He kept his light shining by working with friends of the same eye and spirit. His best friends have been with him for over 25 years; Joseph (55) Majors, Renee Graham, Allen (Dante)Yarborough, Rodney Murray, Lonnis A. Allen II, and Jay.
His family’s comfort is that he treated everyone the same way. No favorites and no foes.
He loved his mother and father and there was no question about whose side he would stand on. He believed in God and called his home the temple.
Good Night KJ, and we will see you in the morning!
In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations to Hopewell, 3990 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223 c/o G. L. Williams Scholarship Fund or Mentoring Family & Kids, Inc. P.O. Box 24951, Jacksonville, Florida 32241
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Northside is serving the family.