Kim, as she was known to her family and friends, was born Kim Thi Nguyet Huynh on June 27, 1942 in Saigon, Vietnam to Qui Thi Duong (mother) and Muoi Van Huynh (father). She was received by the Lord when she passed away peacefully at her home on January 14, 2022 in Thomasville, Georgia.
Kim was the second of two daughters in a family that included six brothers. The first years of his life were spent in Vietnam. Kim was curious, fun-loving, and had a strong high school diploma. Shortly after high school, Kim met what would become the love of her life, U.S. Army Sgt. Willie E. Jeffries; at the time stationed in Vietnam. The two would soon fall in love and soon get married. In 1964, Kim and Willie, along with their newly born daughter, Jacqueline, moved to the United States and settled in Newport News, Virginia, where they soon welcomed their son James.
Kim was a tirelessly devoted and loving mother. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into her life at an early age and has been a devoted Christian ever since she began raising her two young children. Kim always had a beautiful smile and a loving, caring spirit as she welcomed everyone as children of God. Kim’s favorite hobby was gardening. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Newport News where she attended almost daily. Kim often spent her mornings in prayer and worship. Each visit to Kim’s home was greeted with the Lord’s Prayer, and again upon departure. Kim also enjoyed hours and hours of shopping. She never missed a sale! After spending 52 years in Newport News, Virginia, Kim moved to Thomasville, Georgia to be closer to her daughter Jacqueline. Kim made new friends quickly and was a regular at Scott’s Senior Center. His daily attendance was the highlight of her days which she was beginning to enjoy even more than shopping.
Kim is survived by her daughter: Jacqueline Smith, MD (Richard), son: James Jeffries, brothers: Keit Huynh (Lieu), Danh Huynh (Ba), Sang Huynh (Lam), grandsons: Corey Smith (Jacqueline) , Drew Jeffries (James) Justin Jeffries (James), Sanford Prude (Marie), Marshall Prude (Marie), Michael Prude (Marie), granddaughter: Djuan Prude-Howell (Marie), and several nieces, nephews and great- grandchildren. Kim was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sgt. Willie E. Jeffries (retired), parents Muoi and Qui Huynh, sister Lien Nguyen, brother Dang Huynh, brother Thu Huynh and daughter-in-law Marie Burrows.
The family would like to thank certain people, who have become members of Kim’s extended family, for their love, support and compassion for Kim in times of need. Her loving and dedicated caregivers Mary Coleman, Angie Hill, Mody Robinson, Nell Ross and her best friend Alberta Wyche.
Published by Daily Press on January 21, 2022.