Issiah George De Leon Jeffers was born on June 22, 2002 in
Salem, Oregon to Valentin and April De Leon. Issiah grew up in
Salem and attended Hallman Elementary and Waldo Middle School.
While at Waldo, Issiah made many close friends. While
attending Waldo he participated in wrestling but really found
his skill in football. Issiah became the MVP on his football
team helping them stay undefeated. Later, he and his family
moved to Stayton where he attended Stayton High School. For
two years Issiah coached flag football in Stayton and loved
working with the younger kids. He enjoyed helping them find
their strength in sports. All through his life, Issiah loved
football. The Seahawks were his favorite and he definitely was
the 12th man.
he went, Issiah made friends. Issiah had the most beautiful
orange colored eyes and smile that charmed everyone he met.
But equally Issiah was thoughtful, caring and devoted to
anyone he considered family. Besides sports, he enjoyed
working on low riders; his “dream car” was a 1952 Chevy
Deluxe. His favorite type of music was rap but he also had a
huge appreciation for old school music too. What some people
may not know about Issiah is he was an exceptional poet and
would write his poems in journals. When his aunt Donna died he
wrote a special poem just for her. Issiah had a wonderful
sense of humor and loved to laugh with his friends and family.
May 9, 2019 Issiah passed away after a sudden accident and
entered God’s loving arms. He is survived by his parents
Valentin and April De Leon; siblings, Valentin Jr, Alicia and
Cruzito; grandparents, Angie Ortega, Cheslee and Tammy
Jeffers; niece, Camilla Cruz in addition to many aunts, uncles
and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his
grandfather, Samuel Rosillo and Aunt Donna.
viewing will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 beginning at 9:45
am with a service to follow at 12pm. Interment will be at City
View Cemetery at 3pm. In lieu of flowers a donation page was
created to help the family during this incredibly difficult
time to help with all funeral related costs. Please visit weddle-funeral.com
to leave online condolences, share photos and messages in
addition to making contributions on his memorial page.