Jacqueline Brinkley Clemons
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AGE: 73 • Morganville
Jacqueline Brinkley Clemons, 73, of Morganville, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. She was born to Elizabeth Brinkley and Norman O. Barry in Philadelphia PA, Aug. 6, 1940. Jackie graduated from Simon Gratz High School and received a BA in Music Education at Maryland State College as well as a Master of Science and certification in Music Therapy from Montclair State University.
She was a teacher at the former Jamesburg State Home for Boys and a Director of Recreational and Rehabilitation Therapy at Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital. After retirement, she continued working as a Residential Counselor for girls at Children's Psychiatric Center. She was a great counselor, a gifted pianist, enjoyed reading and listening to gospel music. She was a member of Wicker Memorial Baptist Church.
Jackie is survived by her two sons, Clarence A. Clemons III (Nick) and Charles O. Clemons, as well as her four grandchildren, Olivia, Aniya, Ayden, and Nyema.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Waitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 501 Highway 79, Morganville, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. and interment at the Forest Green Cemetery Morganville.
Waitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service
501 Highway 79
Morganville, NJ 07751
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 2, 2014