Lemoyne Houck Clapp
1938 - 2017
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Lemoyne Houck Clapp

South Knoxville, TN

Lemoyne Houck Clapp, age 79, lifelong resident of South Knoxville passed away November 5, 2017. Lemoyne was a 1956 graduate of South High School. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church where she taught Bible School for many years. Lemoyne was as spirited as she was loving, and as beautiful as she was loquacious. She not only spoiled her own children and grandchildren, she spoiled everyone she cared about. If you stopped by her home, you were showered with warm conversation, hugs and tremendous amounts of food. Pounds of it! You simply did not leave her house with an empty stomach. Lemoyne was also historically beautiful and happily reminded her children, husband, and friends about that fact many times daily. Lemoyne was also wildly protective of her family and friends. Heaven help you if you crossed anyone she loved. Although slight in frame she had the temper of a Miura bull, and as the left jaws of many South Knoxville hoodlums can attest she had a straight right hand that rivaled Thomas Hearns'. Preceded in death by parents, John and Nora (Billie) Houck; sister-in-law, Marjorie Clapp; brother-in-law, Bob Wade; father and mother-in-law, John and Sarah Clapp. Lemoyne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Phil Clapp; daughters, Lynne and husband, Ronnie Draughon, Krisden and husband, Danny Parrott; son, PJ and wife, Naomi Clapp; grandchildren, Dusty, Krisden and Ronnie Draughon, Brandon Parrott, Madison, Rocko, and Arlo Clapp; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devyn Draughon, Londyn Crawford; sister, Phyllis Wade; half brother, Johnny Houck; brother-in-law, Dr. Johnny Clapp and wife Betty; niece, Rhonda Whitt; nephews, Robbie, Roger and Richie Wade. The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm with Rev. Don Wilson and Linda Tipton officiating. The family will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday, November 9, 2017 for a 10:00 am graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2017.
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Berry Funeral Home
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10:00 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
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July 28, 2019
Mrs. Lemoyne (the name I knew her by) was my preschool teacher back in 1988. I'm almost 37 now, yet I remember her vividly!! She was my favorite teacher & I absolutely adored her! I didn't realize she had passed away...I apologize for my very late condolences.. To the Clapp family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Lemoyne will always hold a very special place in my heart. She was a wonderful woman!!
With Love,
Carrie Cardwell
Carrie Cardwell
June 26, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss
December 22, 2017
Phil Im so sorry I do not take the paper and just saw this about Mrs Clapp passing . I m sorry if I would have known I would have come to the service. Me and Dad love you both and it meant so much to me talking to both of you at your home after Dad died . You were both so kind . You and Dad had a lot of good times together and I know we will all one day have more of them when the time is right . I Love you my friend and tried to call but could not get threw will try again later .
Robbie Hicks
November 11, 2017
Aunt Margie loved her, as well as my mother, Jane McNeely. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Anne McNeely-Bartley
November 10, 2017
Kristen and PJ,

I have fond memories of your mom and family. Mrs Clapp was so fun to be with at Chapman pool and she always brought great snacks. I remember her as a very vibrant, sweet lady who loved her children. I'm sorry for your loss.
Tracy Reed DeWitt
November 10, 2017
Lynne, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. LeMoyne was one of those remarkable people that you feel lucky to have known. My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I love you.
Pat Edmonds-Welch
November 10, 2017
Phil and PJ,
I am sorry to hear of Lemoyne's passing and sorry I could not attend the services. She was a great lady and she was always so kind to all of PJ's friends. My condolences to your entire family.
Jason Legg
November 9, 2017
Annda johnson
November 9, 2017
sorry for your families lose. she was a very lovely lady will miss her greatly have been fixing food for your mom and dad for 17 years as patrons of the roundup won't be the same without her there
Annda johnson
November 9, 2017
Phil, Lynne, Ronnie, Krisden, Danny, PJ, Naomi, Phyllis and family. I am extremely heartbroken about your loved one and my dear friend. I first met Lemoyne in 1982 and I knew immediately that we would be friends for a very long time. She was one of a kind. We had a lot of good times together and she loved talking to me about her grandchildren and kids, who by the way, are all perfect. We will never forget her and she will remain in our hearts forever. God bless you all during this very sad and difficult time. May God put peace and comfort in your hearts. I love you all. Heaven definitely gained a feisty and Sassy beautiful angel. My sincere condolences to all. With love,
Janie Richards
November 9, 2017
P.J., and family,
We're so very sorry to hear of Lemoyne's death. She was such a special lady. We have so many fond memories of her and your whole family. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Nancy & Dave-O O'Brien
November 9, 2017
Lemoyne was a sweet and wonderful woman, a one of a kind and I am thankful for the privilege of getting to know her. I will miss you so much but I know you are in heaven now looking down on all your family and friends . Love and prayers for all of them..
Vickie Pintos
Friend
November 9, 2017
Mrs. Moyne touched our life at South-Young High School in school with Krisden and PJ and through Sevier Heights Baptist Church Daycare several years ago. She was such a loving and kind woman. We are blessed to have known her in this life. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel. May precious memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.
Danny & Karen Roberts
November 9, 2017
Kristin and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady. Prayers and thoughts of you all in the days ahead.
Darryl, Jeanna & Hunter Ross
November 9, 2017
I never met your mom but from what I have read and heard she was quite a lady. Have peace in the knowledge that your mom has seen the face of God, and is now in his presence, no pain, no worries, just pure bliss.

Susan (Taylor) Widener
Susan Taylor-Widener
November 8, 2017
I know your hearts are broken. She was such a special lady! She is with her Lord now and in a special place. You are all in my prayers.
Melinda Little
November 8, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Lemoyne was such a wonderful mom and person. Prayers for your family
Bebe Bruglio
November 8, 2017
I was truly sorry to hear about your mother. She was always so sweet and kind whenever I saw her.
Amanda Atkins
November 8, 2017
I have very fond memories of your mom. She was quite a character.
Rex Rowland
Chattanooga
Rex Rowland
November 8, 2017
Krisden,our thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family, at this time. Bless you all...
Marshall and Missy Maples
November 8, 2017
Our condolences to your family.
Rick Lovelace
November 8, 2017
So sorry for your loss, our condolences, the Flynt family.
Margaret Flynt
November 8, 2017
Phil, Lynn, Krisden and PJ and family, so sorry for the loss of this sweetheart. I can still hear her laughter at our winter bingo and how proud she was of Brandon at the ball games. May God give you comfort in all the days ahead. Love you all
Debbie Humphrey
November 8, 2017
Phil, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dooney Nicley
November 8, 2017
Loved by everyone. I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and a South Knoxville treasure. I wish you all beautiful memories and peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Lawson
November 8, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Lemoyne;'s passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Her laughter lit up the whole room and just being around her made you smile. There are so many memories passing through my mind as I think about her and the many things we shared over the years. One special memory that comes to mind is when I saw her in the grocery store after a dear friend of mine had passed away she started talking to me about her and she ended up putting her arms around me and we both shed many. many tears right there in the middle of the store. She was that kind of person. One that would feel your pain and know how to make you feel better with just being herself. She was also my daughter's babysitter when she was young and my daughter totally adored her and felt so much love from her. She has always held a special place in Ashley's heart. I could go on and on there would never be enough good words to say about Lemoyne. She will be so missed by all those whose lives she touched but especially by her family and those who loved her. She was an angel here on earth and now she is an angel in our heavenly father's arms (and I bet she has everybody cracking up in heaven with that wonderful personality and gift of laughter). She will be missed so much. To the family, my thoughts love and prayers are coming your way. Let God's love surround you and give you strength at this difficult time.
Carolyn Gregory
November 8, 2017
My condolences to the family. Lemoyne was such a beautiful person inside and out. I knew her when my children went to Sevier Heights daycare. She will truly be missed.
Don Rubright
November 8, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Lemoyne. I know my family thought the world of her. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this difficult time and the days ahead.
Courtney Drain Cummings
Courtney Cummings
November 8, 2017
Lynn, Krisden and PJ I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was the salt of the Earth. One of the original Mama Bears of South Knoxville where everyone enjoyed spending time under her tutelage being feed and comforted by her as one of her own. All of you are in our thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. Just know that she is in a better place now and her body is new in the presence of Our Father. Love you all, Mark Kidd and family
Mark Kidd
November 7, 2017
When I think of Lemoyne, i think of sunshine and laughter. Ifeel blessed to have known her. My heart breaks for you all. South Knoxville just lost a beautiful earth angel. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Anderson Bryant, Sadie, and Preston
OakRidge,TN
November 7, 2017
Krisden, so sorry to hear about your Mother. May your blessed memories of her and the knowledge that you will be reunited one day in Heaven bring you comfort. Prayers for all of your family.
Frances Dixon
November 7, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mother. Prayers will be lifted up for all of you ! Perry, Robbie, and Brett Smith
Perry Smith
November 7, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lemoyne. I've got you all in my thoughts and prayers. She was an amazing person and will be truly missed. May God Bless you guys during this difficult time.
Julia Greene
November 7, 2017
The Beasley family has fond memories of the good times we had while our boys were playing baseball together. Lamoyne was a precious lady, and loved by so many. Saddened to hear her name called a few Wks ago when I had David at UT, but didn't get a chance to speak to her. All of you will remain in our prayers for Gods Grace to comfort you. Donna Beasley, David, Todd and Tara
Donna Beasley
November 7, 2017
Mr. Clapp, Lynne, Krisden, PJ and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Clapp. I don't think I ever saw her at a school function without a smile on her beautiful face. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the Peace of the Lord surround and comfort you now and in the coming days, weeks and months. Much love...
Tammy Weaver Sparks
November 7, 2017
So sorry to hear this! Prayers for the whole family!! Miss Lemoyne was a very special person. I have many memories growing up going to her house. May GOD be with all of you during this time. God bless you all!!
Debbie Cronan Osborn
November 7, 2017
LEMOYNE WAS THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN MY CLASS. I WAS SO BASHFUL BACK THEN AND SHE ALWAYS WOULD SPEAK TO ME AND MAKE ME FEEL WELCOME. GOD WILL HAVE A GREAT PARTNER WITH HER. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY.
BOB LUTTRELL, HUNTSVILLE,AL
BOB LUTTRELL
November 7, 2017
My heart breaks for your family. Lemoyne was a mother to all of us as kids and adults. She loved everyone she met and always had a good heart. Prayers and hugs for the Clapp family.
Frances Peel
November 7, 2017
Phil, Kristin,Lynn &PJ
Saddened to here about the passing of Lemoyne. I have such fond childhood memories of her growing up on Barclay drive. She was everyone's mom! We are loosing all the amazing moms that cared for and nurtured us all. We lost mother 2 months ago....... and so many others have past. I understand your sadness and loss. Remember the good times, the fun times, the love and warmth that Lemoyne shared with you and her friends her entire life.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
John Cunningham
November 7, 2017
Phil, Lynne, Krisden and PJ - I send love and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. I love you all and will never forget your sweet, loving, kind and spirited Momma. She will be sorely missed at our family BINGO. She just filled a room with love and FUN!
Donna Bodenheimer
November 7, 2017
Lee and I are so sorry we cannot be there for you all. We were so sad to hear. Lemoyne was so special to everyone that knew her. She will be missed by all. It was always good to see her smiling face at the reunion, she made everyone feel loved and special. She was the special one! Love you all
November 7, 2017
Such a sweet sweet soul. Always smiling every time I saw her. Great personality and a great woman. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of the Clapp family. Rest In Peace Momma Clapp.
BJ Lindsey
November 7, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time. I remember Lemoyne from years ago at South Knoxville Baptist Church and later during high school. She always had a beautiful smile for everyone. We pray that all of you know the comfort, strength, and peace that only God can provide during this sad time.
Kathleen and Jack Hill
November 7, 2017
Heaven received a beautiful angel, Sunday. Phil, Lynn, PJ. Krisden, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Frances Parrott
November 7, 2017
My heart goes out to Phil and PJ. With love to you both, Vincent Burris and Family
November 7, 2017
Sending all my love and prayers to Miss Lemoyne's family. A beautiful light has moved from earth to Heaven where she is waiting for us all with her big, lovely smile. She will be missed so much by all who knew and loved her.
Debbie Fowler Chadwick
November 7, 2017
Phil,Lynn, Krisden and PJ sorry to hear the passing of Lemoyne she was a sweet person. Praying for the family during this time. Leroy Dixon daughter Thelma have known family for a long time. May God comfort and keep you during this time.
Thelma Baxter
November 6, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.
John Holmes
November 6, 2017
So sad to learn of the loss of another of our South High School classmates. I will remember her as a beautiful,vivacious teenager in those days, and a lovely and gracious lady in the later years when we "reconnected" through our class reunions.
We will miss her, and our thoughts are with Phil and the family at this sad time.
John Cooper
November 6, 2017
Phil, Lynn, Krisden and P.J. our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Lemoyne was a special lady and loved by many. May God bless and comfort each of you. Kermit & Marie Fox
Kermit Fox
November 6, 2017
Lemoyne was such a beautiful soul, she always had a smile and uplifting words for all. Heaven definitely gained a precious Angel. Sending much love and prayers for all the family. God Bless you all. Jill Barbee Ridenour
Jill Ridenour
November 6, 2017
Prayers for the Clapp family!! I am so sorry for your lose PJ!! May you be lifted during this hard time.
Amy Cogdill Cheek
November 6, 2017
My thoughts and prayers for The clap Family, Lemoyne was a kind, loving woman, So very sorry for your loss.
Don Reeves
November 6, 2017
My thoughts and prayers for The clap Family, Lemoyne was a kind, loving woman, So very sorry for your loss.
Don Reeves
November 6, 2017
I have known Lemoyne since second grade; we went through school, and graduated together. She was always a happy, bubbly,loving friend. Then we were busy raising our children, but in later years we enjoyed getting together, reminiscing about "the good ol' days!" She was certainly "one of a kind, a real jewel" who would do anything for those around her. I will certainly miss my dear friend.
To the Family: you are in my prayers! May God comfort each of you.
Love and Blessings,
Ellie (Eloise) Lowery
November 6, 2017
What a blessing she was to everyone. She was everyone's momma. She was one of the most loving people I ever knew. What a legacy she leaves for you guys. I love you all!
Patty Kilbourne
November 6, 2017
Phil, Lynn, Krisden and PJ, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of beautiful and sweet Miss Lemoyne. She was definitely one of a kind and she loved her family with all her heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless your beautiful family!
Terri Wooliver Povis
November 6, 2017
I loved Ms Lemoyne. I'll never forget her trying to teach me the twist. She could do it just like on TV. I loved her spirit.
Phyllis Garner/Johnson
Coworker
November 6, 2017
Prayers and love to Lemoyne's family. I'm blessed to have known this feisty, beautiful, loving lady. Good memories. May ya'll feel the peace that passes understanding. God bless!
Wanda & Bill Zvanut
November 6, 2017
We are praying for you all. Your Mom was a very special woman and yes she always had to feed you when you entered her house. Love you all.
David Peach and Collins and Rachel Denton
Rachel Denton
November 6, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and comfort you. So sorry for your loss.
Dana and Lillian Teffeteller
November 6, 2017
Mrs. Clapp was a wonderful woman. Very happy I had a chance to know her. I will always have a butterfinger in my purse! I will miss you terribly sunshine. So sorry for everyone's loss in the Clapp family.
Nicole C
November 6, 2017
Phil,Kristin,Lynn&P.J.my thoughts and prayers come to u in this trying time i have been there bur all mighty GOD will see you through this your mom was a very sweet lady now she sits at the right hand of GOD. Denny Parrott,Houston,Tx.
denny parrott
November 6, 2017

Sweet memories of your mom. A beautiful lady and a sweet friend to my mom (Gail McCarter) years ago. I'm so sorry for your loss. A mother can never be replaced. Lifting your family in my prayers!

God Bless you all,
Sharon McCarter Pace
Sharon Pace
November 6, 2017
Loved your Mom very much and have many fond memories of her and the family. My heart is heavy with sadness for the loss of this precious lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all. Charlotte Frye
charlotte frye
November 6, 2017
Sending prayers, love, and light to the family during this difficult time.
Amy
Amy Wilson
November 6, 2017
Phil, Kristin, Lynn & P.J.....our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Lemoyne was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. May God bless and comfort each of you is our prayer. Kermit & Marie Fox
Kermit Fox
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