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  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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Brother Clarence Shavers

Services are May 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul COGIC in Lexington, MS.

Officiated by Elder William Dean, Jr. and he was interred into Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington, MS.

Truly, truly, I say unto you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24

Brother Clarence Shavers was born in Lexington, MS to the late George and Alberta Shavers. He was the seventh son born from this union of eleven. All the boys were older than the girls, he was the baby son. Being the baby afforded him the pleasure of being very special and close to all the brothers and the younger sisters. His parents and the brother number six (J. W.) preceded him in death.

At an early age he united with St. Paul Church of God in Christ but as an adult he fully accepted Christ as his personal savior and truly continued in his walk with Christ. He has a special love and pride for being an usher.

Clarence was brought up in a home where all seven of those Shavers’ brothers were taught to work. After completing high school at Lexington Attendance Center (LAC) in 1975, Clarence began his career in carpentry, painting, and various skills at Fleetwood Homes for twenty-three (23) years. After Fleetwood closed he began working for Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

After he was employed, he met the love of his life, Mae Pearl Patterson of Durant, MS. It can truly be said that this marriage lasted through sickness and health. Clarence was a living testimony of what God can do. God and his family were first in his life. He overcame a serious illness many years ago and continued to work at Fleetwood as the Lord healed his body. When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, January 2011, he was given three (3) months to live. Look at God!!! He lived four (4) years and three (3) months. Mae was there loving and caring for him during his good days as well as his bad days.

Clarence leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife; Mae Pearl, daughters; Melenski (Edward) Jordan and Latanya (Antwayn) Patrick, sons; Clarence Edward (Zikyla), and Reginald, grandchildren; Tyler (whom he raised until he was a teenager), Jayden, Jayla, Michael, Lacy, Nathan, Zandra, and LaZaivora, father-in-law; Leotha Patterson, brothers; Charles (Barbara), James (Roslynd), George (Louise), Odell (Betty), and Richard (Pearl), sisters; Irma (Alfred) Johnson, Brenda (Timothy) Travis, Linda (Hubert) Hudson, and Mary (Dorneal) Boyd, brothers and sisters-in-law; France (Frank) Leavy, Bo (Denita) Patterson, Geraldine (Ricky) Anderson, Marshall Patterson, Lendora (Lee) Harmo, and Mary Roby, and numersous devoted nephews and nieces.