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Jeffrey Cerar

HEATHSVILLE —Jeffrey O’Dell Cerar died at home on November 29.

He leaves behind Lynne, his wife of almost 30 years; daughter, Katya Melissa and her son, Evan, of South Deerfield, Mass.; daughter, Heather (Eyal Oren) and their children, Asher and Leila of Marblehead, Mass.; brother, Paul Robert Cerar, stepbrother, D. William Collins (Lois), and step-sister, Terri Marbold, all of Springfield, Ill.; and mother-in-law, Marion Mitchell.

Jeffrey Cerar was a thorough-going Christian. He was driven by his love for Jesus and reassured by his Father’s love for him. He is remembered for the firm stand that he took on the word of God, which became part of a movement that formed the Anglican Church in North America, the founding of a new congregation and the building of a new church, Light of Christ Anglican Church.

Ministry is his third calling. First he was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War, serving on American soil. Second, he served 19 years as an attorney in New York and Washington, D.C. As a partner in the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, he received his call to ministry in 1990. Jeffrey was also remembered for his missionary work in Uganda, Kenya and India.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, at Light of Christ Anglican Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Light of Christ Anglican Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 609, Heathsville, VA 22473.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

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