Lucille ClayJonesboro, AR, 1930 - 2022
Lucille Clay, 92, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born, October 3, 1930, to William Daniel and Elmyra Merritt, in Pine Bluff. Lucille went to Pine Bluff High School and played clarinet in the high school band, which was led by R.B. "Scrubby" Watson. She taught Sunday School with grade school children and worked with VIPS, Volunteer in Public Schools, for many years. She was a member of Carr Memorial United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, before moving to Jonesboro in 2009, when she joined First Methodist Church. Lucille served in the St. Bernard Pink Lady Auxiliary. Mrs. Clay also enjoyed reading and worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 27 years in purchasing.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband of 67 years, Marvin Clay; daughter, Carol Beth Clay; six siblings: brothers, William, James, Carl, Frank Merritt, and sisters, Lenora Roberson and Elmyra Rhodes.
Survivors include daughters, Luanne (Neil) Barker of Charlotte N.C., and Marcia (Rick) Hutcheson; grandchildren, Clayton (Sarah) Barker, Brian (Meghan) Barker, Chelsea (Paul) Preston and Jason (Jennifer) Hutcheson; six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Friday, December 2, at 3 p.m., at Ralph Robinson Funeral Home in Pine Bluff, Ark., with Carlton Cross officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation precedes the service at 2 p.m.
Roller-Farmers Union is in charge of arrangements.
online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/Jonesboro
Published December 7, 2022
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Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
P.O. Box 1225, Jonesboro, AR