Edward Clemons

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Daily Press
June 1, 2007


On May 26, 2007, Elder Edward Gordon Clemons, 55, was called home to rest.

He was born Jan. 22, 1952, the son of Turner Clemons Jr. and the late Sarah F. Clemons. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Quetta Brown, and his brother, Ralph Vaughn, whom he loved dearly.

He was educated in the Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools and furthered his education at Bryant & Stratton College. Edward also served his country in the United States Air Force. He was the owner/operator of Clemons Janitorial Services.

Elder Clemons was the founder and pastor of Resurrection House International Ministries in Williamsburg, Va. There, as well as internationally, he influenced many lives and helped others to discover the power of a resurrected spirit, restored life, and revived dreams. He was also an associate Pastor with the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and allianced with Calvary Alliance of Churches.

Pastor Clemons is one who genuinely loved people, especially his family and church family. His smile will never be forgotten and he will be truly missed.

He is loved and survived by his father, Turner Clemons Jr.; his children, ministers Anthony C. and Sabrina L. Clemons of Newport News, Va., Christopher S. Clemons of Williamsburg, Va., Maurice E. Clemons of New York, N.Y., Sterling R. Piggot of Newport News, Va.; his sisters, Peggy Diane Randall of Williamsburg, Va., Brenda Majette of Pittsburgh, Pa., and his brother, Ryan Clemons of Williamsburg, Va.; his grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Clemons; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and godchildren, other relatives and friends.

A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Bethel Restoration Center, 6205 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Va. A homegoing celebration will be held at noon Monday, June 4, at Bethel Restoration Center, officiated by the Rev. Irvin D. Melvin and Bishop John N. Gray. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Va. A repass will be held at the fellowship hall of Colossian Baptist Church, Newport News, Va.

Memorial contributions can be made to Resurrection Ministries Building Fund, P.O. Box 905, Williamsburg, VA 23187.

Services are entrusted to Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, Ronald C. Perkins Jr., funeral director.

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