Ann Clemons was born to Bizell Wright and Hattie Pearl West on April 6, 1943. She grew up and lived here in Jacksonville FL and briefly resided in Tampa FL and Chicago IL upon getting married and having her 3 children. She wasn’t very fond of her given name, Annie Mae Wright, and would scold you with a very stern “call me Ann.” She was bold, fiercely independent, an excellent cook, loved traveling, reading her bible, and watching movies. Before retiring in March 2007, Ann worked as a Linen Attendant at Baptist Hospital.
Ann was committed to the Word of God, loved the Lord Jesus Christ, and was a faithful member of the Shiloh Church and their Sisters’ Keepers Bible Study Fellowship Class. The following was found scribbled in her notepad: “Lord, I long to know you better, teach me more about your beautiful character so that I might grow more in love with you and follow you with my whole heart.”
On the evening of October 5, 2021, Ann departed this life when Jehovah Rapha called her home. She was preceded in death by both her parents, her sister Francina J. Miller, and her brother Jimmie Lee West.
Those who will cherish Ann through fond memories are her loving children Tracy Clemons, Sheryl Clemons Brown (Reginald), and Andre Clemons (Sharia), her sisters Marian F. Steward (Lawrence) and Gloria J. Mathews (Michael), her granddaughters: Kimberly Clemons, Sherika Goyens, Sheria Goyens, Le’Tonia Morrison, Andrea Clemons; her grandsons: Jeffery Simmons, Jermail Simmons, Master Clemons, Andre Clemons, Jr., and Derek Lumpkin, 27 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and a host of many other loved ones and friends including Hope Moultrey.
Special thanks to her niece Natarsha Mills, Minister Sean D. Andrews and Reverend Alfred Letson, Sr.