Thomas Michael Jefferson

May 03, 1967 - Jun 14, 2020
Bellingham, Washington

Thomas Michael Jefferson

May 03, 1967 - Jun 14, 2020
Bellingham, Washington

Obituary

Born May 3rd 1967 to David H Jefferson III and Adrienne Scates Jefferson in Bremerton, WA.

Tom spent his younger years as an operator at BP Refinery and Alcoa Aluminum Corporation in Ferndale. He had a longing to be on the water and he accepted a voluntary layoff after 15 years at Alcoa to become an avid Fishermen and Crabber.

He had a love of Softball captaining several teams from Lummi. As his children grew he along with his best friend James Scott Sr. coached many children in Lummi Baseball and Football. Tom with his own money would care for the ball field up by NWIC so children and softball players could play the game he loved and again as his children became older, they as well played alongside their father representing Lummi.

Tom introduced Jim Sandusky to then Chairman Darrell Hillaire and the late Larry Kinley, that was how the Blackhawks sports program began within Lummi Nation Schools around 2003.

Along with fishing and Softball he enjoyed the mountains hunting with his late great grandfather John Henry, his late grandmother Evelyn, along with his father, brothers and later his children taking yearly trips to Republic and Winthrop in Eastern Washington and the hills around Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Tom also enjoyed rock concerts, vacations and even enjoyed beading. But most of all it was his grandbabies that he lived and worked for.

Thomas is survived by his sons Thomas Phillips, Andrew Jefferson (and Jessica Hillaire), Damon Jefferson, Joshua Jefferson; daughter Kelsey Jefferson; grandchildren Riley, DeeMarcus, Bailey, Preston, Maddox, Madison, Adrianna, Renee and Jaylynn; parents Adrienne T. (Scates) Hunter, David and Juanita Jefferson (Step Mother); brothers David Jefferson IV (Evelyn), Kevin Hunter, William Jefferson and James K. Jefferson (Merena) and close special friend Erna Paul she was at Tom’s side with the family night and day his week at home.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Amanda Rose Jefferson; grandparents Evelyn Cyrene Jefferson and David H Jefferson Jr. (Father’s side) and grandparents Eva Bob Olsen and Herman Olsen Sr. on his Mother’s side.

A  family prayer service will be held at his home 2618 Lummi View Dr. on Thursday June 18th 6 PM.  A family funeral service will be Friday June 19th at 10 AM at his home. Final resting place will be the Lummi Cemetery.

Prayer Service

  • Date & Time: Jun 18, 2020 (6 PM)
  • Venue: Family Home
  • Location: Bellingham, WA 98226

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Jun 19, 2020 (10 AM)
  • Venue: Family Home
  • Location: Bellingham, WA 98226

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2 responses to Thomas Michael Jefferson

  1. I remember Tom, Alvin, Char-and Charlie, The crazy spiritual siblings! The happiness of being at a gathering together and singing for each other. Their NDNs healing each other with songs and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with his parents, siblings, children, my spiritual sisters and his spiritual siblings. I pray that you will find peace in this dark time. May the creator dry your tears. May the creator walk with you now and always.

  2. Very sorry to hear about the loss of great guy.
    Prayers for the family ?
    Sincerely,
    The Wydur Family

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