Fred Lewis Clements
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Fred L. Clements went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Fred was born on January 30, 1939, to the late Fred Douglas Clements and Bertha Mae Moss. At an early age he professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviors. He joined the Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church where he served faithfully throughout entire his entire life as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Bus Ministry and faithfully visited sick and shut-in.
Fred, also known as "Cornbread", attended Douglass High School in Henderson, Ky., where he was a great football player and all-around athlete. He was inducted into the Henderson County Sports Hall of Fame.
Fred married the love of his life Mattie Catherine Manion. To their union there were seven children.
Fred was a hard worker and great provider for his family. He worked at Sears and Roebuck for 16 years. Fred retired from Alcoa after 28 years of service. He was a lifetime Member of the NAACP and Honorary Past Master of St. John Masonic Lodge #4. Fred had a personality larger than life. He loved giving everyone a nickname. Fred was a devoted family man who loved his church and his community.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Mattie Clements; parents, Fred D. Clements and Bertha Clements; sister, Doris Jean Shelton; brothers, Raymond Clements and James Peden; and granddaughter, Tamara Daniels.
He leaves to cherish his memory brother, Malcolm Clements; sister, Evelyn Peden; seven children, Debra Roberson, Tonjia (Harrison) Daniels, Ricky (Monica) Clements, Delbert Clements, Lisa Clements, Calvin (Teresa) Clements, Micah (Barbara) Clements; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friend, Christine Keye; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Johnson, officiating. Friends may call Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel, Evansville, Indiana.
Published in Courier Press on Aug. 19, 2012