Jeffrey Howard Broom

Jeffrey Howard Broom, age 56, was born in Columbia, Mississippi on April 1, 1964 to Howard and Irene Broom. Surrounded by his family, he passed away to his heavenly home on March 18, 2021. 

Jeff was a printing press operator for over 33 years and employed by Copy Cats Printing until he retired in 2014.  Jeff was the epitome of a father.  Nothing brought Jeff greater joy than participating in “firsts” with his boys such as their first hit of a baseball, their first deer kill at the “lease”, and the catching of their first fish.  He embraced every opportunity with his boys.  He was a long time member of the Blue Springs Hunting Club in Lamar County where he served as treasurer for many years.  He was an active member of 19th Ave Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Broom and Irene Carney Broom, his sister Josephine Sanders and a brother.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia Vines Broom; two sons, Jacob Broom (Katie) and Kevin Broom all of Hattiesburg; one sister, Shirley Prestridge of Columbus, Mississippi; a special niece, Angela Sanders Singley (David) of Columbia, Mississippi; Father and Mother in law, Charles (Jerry) and Doris G. Vines of Hattiesburg.

Flowers or donations are welcome in loving memory of Jeff.  Memorials may be made to 19th Avenue Baptist Church, 501 N 19th Ave., Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 or Asbury Hospice House, 304 S 40th Avenue, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402.

The family would like to thank the countless doctors, nurses, caregivers, and staff of Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS; The Grove Nursing Home in Columbia, MS; Select Specality Hospital in Gulfport, MS; and Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg, MS for the wonderful care, love, and compassion showed to Him.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 19th Avenue Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 5:30 -8:00 PM Saturday at the church.
Interment will be in Gates Road Baptist Church Cemetery.