Jeffery Allan Wadsworth Jr., 34, of 121 Kelly Road, Stratford, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center Cooperstown, after a brief illness.
His own testomony was: "I accepted Jesus as my Savior in my teen years. I believed that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. He rose from the dead, and one day I will too. Now I am with my Lord Jesus in Heaven because I Believed in his Holy Name. Now I know my family, dad, mom and my sister will see me again it's because we are all firm believers that there is life after death and that we will all be together for eternity.
"Please accept this free gift that Jesus gave us: Everlasting life by believing you're a sinner and Jesus died for your sins. That you could have everlasting life too, with him, and the loved ones that believed, that went on before us.
"With My Lord and Savior, Jeffery"
Jeff was born in Little Falls, N.Y., on January 25, 1979. He is the son of Sharon (Pollard) Gray and Sam Gray, with whom he lived. Jeff attended Dolgeville Elementary School and then was home schooled.
He was of the Baptist faith and personally enjoyed playing his guitar, on which he was self taught. His ability in playing also enabled him to teach other children how to play the guitar. He enjoyed singing both in church and along with playing his guitar.
He is survived by his parents, Sam and Sharon Gray; his sisters, Kristen and Jessica; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Route 29A in Stratford. Pastor Don Hagen of Solid Rock Baptist Church and Pastor Gene Horn of Mohawk Missionary Baptist Church will be officiating. Friends and family may call at noon at the church and attend the services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Salisbury Rural Cemetery.
A remembrance of Jeffery or a message of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.robertsandenea.com.
His arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Avenue, Dolgeville.