“My thoughts go out to her family. Michelle raised a beautiful girl with a wonderful spirit. She will be missed..
“Emily we all miss you so much. only the good die young.
“Emily you will always be remembered.
“Emily, when I think of you I remember our shopping excursions. I remember how often you spoke of your niece and nephew and how much you loved them. You gave my son sushi for the first time and now he loves it. My daughter would draw you pictures and you would hang them in your office. You were an amazing woman. Your eyes always sparkled with joy and life. I am so grateful to the LORD for the gift of you. God has welcomed you into his kingdom. It was God's love that gave you to us, and his...
“Emily, It was a pleasure and priviledge to work with you. You are not only apart of my military family but a true inspiration to me and all the people whom you served with. It's time to claim your riches in heaven.
“I need you to know that Emily made my nephews (Curtis E. Eccleston) life so much better. I know that they are together now and both have a great big smile on their faces.
“Emily made my nephew's life a lot happier. I know she is going to be missed by many people. I also know that she is now spanking Curtis, Just like she did in Korea, right now. My entire family has your family in it's heart.
“Condolences for the Clayburn family! You raised an amazing daughter that touched the lives of many! Although her life was cut short, she experienced a world of adventure and spread laughter where ever she went! I am so glad our lives crossed paths!
“I was deployed with Emily in 2011, and she was such a bright light. She always had a way to make us laugh when we weren't havent the greatest day. Her goofiness, was something everyone enjoyed including her ability to just sit there and listen when someone was having a problem. For that she will truly be missed. I send out my deepest condolences to her family, loved ones and anyone who had the opportunity to serve with her. You will truly be missed Em..
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Staff Sgt. Emily Elizabeth Clayburn, 29, died Jan, 7, 2013, in Tampa.Read More