THEODORE A. “TED” JEFFORDS, 48, of New Haven, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at home. A New Haven native, she was a member of Grace Gathering Church, New Haven. He was actively involved with many different ministries in his church, serving as Community Single’s leader and Small Group leader. He was a graduate of New Haven High School and Purdue University, becoming a design draftsman for ITT Corp. and other local firms. “We will miss his wonderful presence, but realize that he is now walking in Heaven.” He is survived by his son, Theo Jeffords; mother and step-father, Miriam and Joseph Trimarchi; brother, Bill (Tanya) Jeffords; stepsister, Julie Correa; and many cousins, aunts, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Jeffords II; and brother, Tom Jeffords. A Celebration of Life is noon, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Grace Gathering, 3157 Minnich Road, New Haven, with calling two hours prior. Pastor Dan Brusco and Pastor Chris Norman officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Hope Center. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. For online condolences please visit

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