Sister Lois Gene Clemons, daughter of John Clemons and Cora Baker Peten, was born September 19, 1944 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was blessed to be reared in a home in North Little Rock with her mother and beloved stepfather T.H. Peten. She transitioned on August 6, 2021 at her home. Lois’ parents, daughter Angela Williams, and brother Melvin Clemons preceded her in death.
As a child, Lois professed a hope in Christ and following baptism by Pastor Leo J. Thomas became a member of King Solomon Baptist Church. She began her usher ministry as a member of the church’s first Jr. usher board in 1955. As an usher, she served in many capacities, including some Union District Association positions. Other ministries where Lois served included: health/community home care, mission, education department, and the kitchen, as needed.
Sister Clemons was a graduate of S.A. Jones High School class of 1962. As a die-hard “Dragon”, she was a faithful member of the alumni association until her health declined. Lois fulfilled her career goal by earning the following degrees: Licensed Practical Nurse from Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington and Registered Nurse from ASU-Beebe, Arkansas. She worked as a nurse in Washington, California, and in Arkansas at the following: AR Department of Health, UAMS, St. Vincent, and Visiting Nurse Association.
Sister Clemons leaves to cherish her memories of her daughter Jordana “Jodi” Gardner; five grandchildren: Damien Banks, Charles Viney, Ashley Gardner, Jordan Gardner, and Caleb Gardner; eight great grandchildren: Jamarien Viney, Nyla Cox, Chancis Banks, Jaleah Batiste, Xa’riyah Steward, Cherish Banks, Greyson Gardner, and Zorie Brookins-Gardner; brother Chester Clemons, and other family member.
Extended family includes the Taylor family of Detroit, Malieka “Puny” Summerville, Jalieka Goss, and the Calhoun family.
Lois Gene Clemons- A DIFFERENCE MAKER!
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