Celebration of Life Services for Zell Norquist Jefcoat, age 87, of Byhalia, MS and formerly of Indianola will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 8 at Christ United Methodist Church, Indianola. She died Saturday, August 6 at her home in Byhalia. Graveside services will follow in the Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone-Card Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jefcoat was born July 11, 1929 to James David and Eunice Pounds Norquist. All through life she worked in professions where she had the opportunity to serve people. She had a very infectious love for life. On June 15, 1949, she married Leroy H. Jefcoat in Drew, MS. Their union led to two children who they raised in Rosedale, MS. Mrs. Jefcoat was active in the community and in her church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She and her family later moved to Indianola, MS, and she continued her life of service. She was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church in Indianola.
Mrs. Jefcoat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 sisters, Ellere Allen and Sue Byrd, and 2 brothers, Roy Norquist and J.D. Norquist.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra J. Bowers (Billy) of Vicksburg, MS and her son, Michael L. Jefcoat (Sharon) of Byhalia, MS; a brother, Johnny Norquist of Cleveland, MS; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are James Jacks, Roy Jacks, Steve Norquist, Jimmy Norquist, Ronnie Norquist, and David Norquist.
A visitation will be held one hour before services at the church on Monday. The family requests memorials be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 221 Elaine St., Indianola, MS 38751.