January 30, 2016
"To family and friends of Mr. Otis Clay
How sorry I was to hear of his passing
My condolences to all.
I hope you find comfort in the words
Jesus spoke at John 6:40 And 44"
January 25, 2016
"may you walk through those gates you often sung about. your music has inspired a lot of folks. prayers being sent to the family
January 23, 2016
"WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OTIS CLAY!THE GATES SWUNG WIDE OPEN TO WELCOME YOU HOME!! YOUR FRIEND LEROY CRUME WAS SURELY THERE TO GREET YOU ALONG WITH ALL OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE. WHAT A HOMECOMING FOR A BEAUTIFUL SOUL!!! YOUR LIGHT CAN NEVER BE DIMINISHED. YOU SHARED YOUR GOD GIVEN TALENT WITH THE WORLD TO THE END. THANK YOU!
MAY ALL YOUR LOVED ONES WHO REMAIN HERE ON EARTH TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT YOU ARE SAFE AND AT PEACE IN THE ARMS OF GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. YOUR REST IS WELL EARNED AND DESERVED. THANK YOU FOR THE 73 YEARS, ALL THE MUSIC YOU LEFT US WHICH HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS, THE MEMORIES, THE FRIENDSHIP, THE LOVE, THE GIFT OF YOU."
(SAN ANSELMO, CA)
January 23, 2016
"My condolences to the Clay family for the loss of Otis. May God's Word strengthen you during this time of mourning. (Isa. 41:10,13)"
January 20, 2016
"The Payton Family sends our condolences to the Otis Clay Family. May the sadness your hearts feel be soon replaced with joy, remembering the good times you shared with him. Otis will be missed just as our grandmother; Linda Wilson is also missed. Otis sang When The Gates Swing Open at our grandmother's Homegoing in 2008 and left a profound impact on our family. Our dad, Elvia Pete Payton loved and sang that song all the time until he passed in 2014 and Otis called to give his condolences. His kindness and generosity went above and beyond. Please remember those we hold closet to our hearts never really leave us. Otis Clay will live on in the great music he shared and the love and kindness he brought into our lives.
Our prayers are with you.
*The Payton Family*"
(New Orleans, LA)