Really missing you, but to know the beauty you are seeing and enjoying puts a smile in my heart. Enjoy yourself with all the people and family you have there. Love you DAD
Missing You Today Clayton...It must be glorious this season to look down upon this earth with it's glorious lights and decorations shinning for Our King Jesus!
We are so Blessed To Know Our King....
Your Worship there in Heaven with the Father Son and Holy Spirit (the angels and so many family members)probably could not be expressed in our words but at times felt by our hearts of desire to Worship Intimately to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
What a Day Dad I seen a picture today and it was you and I see a lot of the kids make the same face and grand kids to . If I can I will Share it. Miss you a lot and love you much Dottie
Love and miss you dad. Thought it would get easier as time went on but that's isn't true, it is just as hard today as it was the first day you went home. I still say good morning every day and good night every night and a lot of talking your ears off many times all thru the day. I LOVE YOU DAD
What a beautiful tribute to you last night! The light of the candles reminded me of the light you brought to all our lives. I love you Dad! I miss you every day but blessed by the knowledge you are in Glory!
Their is no greater love then a Fathers love . boy we learn this in many, many ways . Our Father God and our earthy Father. today is 2 years my Father has been in Heaven and i think of all the things DAD is doing.I see his Smile every day and know with out a dought DAD IS VERY HAPPY.All I can say is I LOVE YOU FATHER BOTH HEAVENLY AND EARTHY FATHER AND THANK U FATHER FOR LOVING MY FATHER . YOU GAVE US THE BEST . I LOVE U DADDY I KNOW THE LAWN IS MOWED . LOVE YOUR SUSIE YOU MAKE ME SMILE EVERY DAY .
Past few days feeling the loneliness , missing Clayton! Went for a ride today, which we so often did...
Clayton never got tired of going for rides, enjoying the country & all of it's beauty.
I Know if it had been possible he would have traveled the earth over by Vehicle & plenty of Gas!
Alas, me think how he is traveling now. : )
Good nite Father & Clayton your travel must be totally Awesome!
If I could only imagine! : )
Written November 13, 2011
My Lord, my heart is full of
The Wonderment of Your Glory
You created me in a Moment of Time
As you did with all of Creation
You spoke All Into Existence
By your love, carefully and gently With Awesome Power
Your mind was upon me as it was
When you spoke your Word
The Heavens came to be
Stars named by you,
Lighting up the night
Under your Lesser light
The seas thundered across the earth Till you spoke boundaries
For them to obey
The mountains groaned in expectation Of grander til you spoke.
" Rise into the Heavens"
The sun you loved to open each day,
Causing life to reach
Beauty and Strength
The trees and flowers
Carpets of the earth began to sing
With the sounds of living creation, Created by her Master
The Banquet Began
With the Sounds of Worship
Responding out of Love
All creation joining the chorus of Worship to her King
Angels listening in awe
As all creation sang
Glorious Thanksgivings Rising
From the Hearts of Mankind
Utterances not heard in
The Heavens before
Your creation of all languages
Joining in Worship
Creating a Symphony Unheard
Echoing in the Heavenly Realms
Causing the Angels to bow
In adoration before you
Creator of Heavens and Earth
Flooding the very Throne
Throughout The Creator's Kingdom
My soul cried out in wonderment
Of your love towards me
Rising above all that you created
A living being created in your image which only you could design
To Worship You!
Oh, My Love
Let the Banquet Continue
In My Heart Forever.. All Eternity
My Creator! My King!
Written Sept 27, 2013 Thursday Morning
@ 8:49A.M By His Wife Jo
In Memory Of Clayton's Worship In His Last Days On Earth And Upon His Arrival In Heaven
If We Could Only Imagine
DAD YOU LIGHT UP
OUR LIFE MEMORIAL
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In town family meet @ Dad's Memorial
If You Can't make It
Light A Candle Send A Picture Please
Out Of Town Family & Friends
8:00 PM Your Time please
Light A Candle - Please text us Pictures!
Dad's Children please send this over to all your children our Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren & Friends
June 17, 2012
Good Morning Husband
Written By Jo
Just couldn't keep my mind off you as I woke for a new morning! Thought about the strength of your loving arms holding me, I always feel so safe carried & surrounded with your love.
Just want to share my heart with you today, you ... Already know everything about me for I put all my trust in you. You have gently caressed me with your strength, power, loving kindness, humor, council, leading me safety and in righteousness!
Never smothering me, but allowing me to grow and soar to the heavens lifting me higher in strength and honor!
How, my husband, could I not trust you for you have never failed me. You have stepped aside and guarded the watch when I insisted in having my way.
Foolishly falling in danger of losing who I am, and so very losing my way.
When I cried out for help you did not condemn me.... But reached out and caught me, held me up & protected me from more harm.
Healing my heartache... of my choices of unfaithfulness.... towards you! You have taken upon you my dishonor with love I can not hide from.
If I live forever, the only thing I need is your love... Only wanting to please you my Lord for you are my protector the watchman over my soul....
You make my morning sing with joy as I feel your presence always abiding, watching and lifting me higher, surrounded in your loving care.
As a shepherd guarding his sheep searching for me when I am lost ....that you would gather me in your arms and carry me to that intimate safe place alone with you...... for healing and deliverance from mine enemies.
My heart over flows as your arms surround me this morning, for indeed husband you are my Lord! I love you my Lord.....forever
Love You Clayton
My Dad I love and miss with all my soul !! Susie
Happy 52 wedding anniversy Dad Mom is missing you a lot and says all the time what a great husband you are
Happy Fathers Day Dad had a great day with the kids and we misses you a lot.
Happy Father's Day Daddy! Sure am missing celebrating this day with you. I love you dad!
Dad was missing you alot today .You always knew how to make mom laugh and the kids were always laughing at your stories.You have left a empty space here on earth that only the Lord can fill. With his peace and his joy I am happy No more pain here on earth for you, and you are with the Lord.
Just One More Time
Just one more time to tell him
I LOVE YOU!
Just one more time to
Just one more time to
LAUGH WITH HIM!
Just one more time to thank him
FOR BEING THE MAN, HE IS, AND WAS!
Just one more time to hear him say,
I LOVE YOU!
To have just one more time
I LOVE YOU DAD!
written September 11, 2012
by Mary, daughter
Yes Grandpa, we miss you with all our hearts but are happy that you are in a better place with no pain and suffering.We Love You! :)
Clayton, today it has been a very good day. We went to get your memorial area ready. It has been a year already and my heart misses you so much. However, I felt the joy, of knowing that you loved life so much.
Each day was an opportunity for you to love life even more.
So today, was one of those days....very memorial, and one of living with great expectation for our family and future blessings that the Lord is always bringing them.
May all our children be blessed with the same joy of living everyday and finding a smile, humor, and love in each day the Good Lord Allows All Of Us. With each breath we take.
If there is a memorial for you it is in what you have shared with your life, myself, your wife, and your seven children, all their spouses our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.... all will be blessed because you have blessed us all.
Love You & Miss You
Also Happy You Are Worshiping
Our Lord & King Jesus
Standing In The Gap
For All Who You Love
Dad, we all misses you and love and know that you are having a great time visiting with UncleJr.Grandma ,Bobby,and Uncle Leonard Pearline, and alot of moms family Auntie Judy,Peggy Bev,and alot of other Family members .We misses you alot Your wisdom, Your smile you praying for your childern.Your weeping in Lord . Your funny jokes and rhymes that all the grand kids know so much.Thank you for being the Dad you were to each and everyone of your childern and grandfather also love ya Dottie
Happy Heavenly Birthday DAD! We love and miss you very much. Not a day goes by that we don't think and talk about you. You are the best dad anyone could ever ask for. We were so blessed to have you. I miss you sooooo much. Its your 1st year anniversary and it hasn't got any easier with out you. we know Jesus is taken care of you and no more pain and sick for that we are grateful. You are the best dad, friend, husband and leader to us all dad and we love you very much. . Love TInzie
Happy Brithday Dad you are a wonderful man that put so much into you childerns and wife life and all the people around you. I know you are blessed sitting with Jesus. We were the one blessed to have you .Happy 70 Love Dottie
The Face Of Prayer
His very image, being shaped and designed by his Creator's brush
Life flowing through the spirit within
Etched swiftly, yet tenderly with many of life's cares
Gently, caressed by the Prince Of Peace
Leaving a tenderness not developed
By the hand of man, but by the very Finger of God's Love
Eyes that close in pleasure to see the Son Of God
Flushing of color radiant upon his skin
In response from the His Master's Touch
Complete fulfillment upon the mind of this man
From the source who knows him most intimately
The Face Of Prayer…only the Spirit Of God can create
Dedicated to Clayton
February 24, 2012
Written By Jo
To My Beloved
Grandpa was a wonderful man Phil, I and the girls love spending time with him and we will all one day again.
If there was ever something that needed to be said grandpa sure wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. I can really appreciate that. Even if its not want that person or people wanted to here.
He was a great man of God, not afraid to stand up for what he believed in. Always willing to help and think of others before himself. True servant of God.
I really appreciate how he and Grandma have poored and continue to poor in our lives.
He always made us, and continues to make us feel so special and loved.
We will love you and miss you so much. Praying for you all love you all so much.
The Haworth Family
Jo Ann and family,
We've been praying for all of you since Clayton left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father. Clayton was such a good friend to us all these years. We have such good memories to think on. We love you and will keep praying.
JoAnn and family please know that we love you , andmiss u . and we miss and rejoice knowing that clayton is resting and worshiping and rejoicing with His and Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ . He is were we want to be with the Lord. in Glory with the Lord Jesus . Clayton was and is a true insiration to our family and to many others . He demonstrated the true Love of christ Jesus to you his family and to us and to many many others . we are praying for all of you that the Lord strengthen you all. let the lord be your peace . be filled with the Holy Spirit to over flowing. and let the Love of Jesus carry you through this difficult time in your life. the Joy of the Lord is your strength . the Lord Jesus is your strength. always look to Jesus and he will sustain you. love the Nelson family ,
Pete , chris , sara Nelson. we love you all so much.
praying for peace for you and your childern.
Clayton, miss you so much, but have great comfort in knowing how much you love & worship Jesus.
You have in the past and still do give myself, our children and grandchildren so much strength....in what we believe and in whom we believe in.
Not a day, goes by, which you are not remembered and mentioned....along with tears, healing our hearts...you will never be gone from us. We are just separated for a time.
Love you Jo
This is in my very most condolence to the entire family of Clayton. I've Known Clayton as a good man, family supporter in all his endeavers. To me for 23 yrs. he was an excellent father in-law who I learned a great deal in life from. He was always there when you needed his help and he always did if he could. He had a heart of gold even if sometimes it was in question whether he should or shouldn't give an indivitual the benifit of the doubt. I'm very proud to have had Clayton in my life and I wish his family the best as this will take time to heal. If I know Clayton he would want us all to rejoice his life and the love he showed everyday to his family and freinds My heart is with you all Robert Conner
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Dear Mrs. Ball, and family, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Ball's passing. It was a delight getting to know both of you, and we are sorry for your loss. Christine Shunk, Chris Cloude and Kathleen Llewellyn-Duncan (Allen law firm)
To the Ball family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Clayton was a very warm, personable, man of God. Thinking of your family and praying for your comfort and strength. -Jessica (One of his VCUHS nurses).
So sorry to hear of Mr. Ball's passing, yet know he's delighted to be rejoicing with the Lord he loves. He always had a smile and always testified to God's goodness when he would come into the office, no matter how difficult the day, You (JoAnn) and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings.
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Ball's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Both him and your family have touched my life and the love and faith you all shared. I will continue to pray for all of you.
(I was the student who took care of him)
Aunt JoAnn and the Family: Please know that we are joining you as you rejoice in knowing that Uncle Clayton is resting in Jesus, just as Daddy is, and that we will see both of them again some sweet day! You all are in our thoughts and prayers as I know you are going to miss him so much! We Love You and we hope to see all of you soon!
Michael, Trina & Kayla