HAMPTON - On Sept. 16 2009, God decided it was time to take Wilbur home where there would be no more sickness.
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Clarence (Wilbur as he was known) was born in York County, Va., on Oct. 3, 1946, to the late Clara and James Sedgwick.
In 1973 Clarence and his wife moved to Hampton, Va., where he became an employee for Hampton City Schools for 35 years. Most of those years he was employed at Jeff Davis middle school.
Clarence gave his life to Christ at an early age and in his later years he became a member of First Baptist Church King Street. Hampton. He always said, God is in control of his life and never complained about anything. During his illness, he always said; I'm okay its nothing God can't handle. Clarence was very humble to the very end.
Clarence was an avid Red Skin fan. No other team was worth discussing. If the Red Skins lost, his motto was, the other team got lucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clara F. Sedgwick; his son, Antwan Sedgwick; and his brother, Ronald Foxx.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Paulette Sedgwick; his sons, Clarence Sedgwick Jr. (Stayce), Tyrone Sedgwick of New York and Shawn Sedgwick; his daughters, Sherry Sedgwick; his brothers, William Sedgwick, Michael Sedgwick and Kenneth Sedgwick all of Hampton, Va.; his sisters, Lora Fletcher of Washington, D.C., Margaret Moore of Belleview, Fla., Thelma Sedgwick, Mayme Gordon (Butch) and Deborah Sedgwick all of Hampton, Va. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 229 North King Street, Hampton, by Pastor Wills. Entombment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, Ronald C. Perkins Jr., funeral director. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2009