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Deacon Clarence Wilbon, Sr.

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Deacon Clarence Wilbon Sr. was born in Schley County, Georgia on January 10, 1925, to the parentage of the late Mr. Clifford Wilbon Sr. and the late Mrs. Bertha Black Wilbon.  He joined the Old Shady Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member until his health failed.

On August 9, 1947 he married Bessie Mae Butler who preceded him in death.  Unto this union 5 children were born.

 After Deacon Wilbon’s health failed he resided at the Magnolia Manor and would assist other residents by pushing those in wheelchairs who needed assistance or whatever he could do to help others.  Many who saw him thought he was an employee at the manor.  He loved to sing and would often join in singing with various church choirs that would go to the manor to sing for the residents.  He continued to do this until taking a fall a few years ago.  

He is preceded in death by four brothers, Mr. Fred Wilbon of Pahokee, Fl; Mr. Leroy Wilbon of Riviera Beach, Fl; Mr. Clyde Wilbon of Ideal, Ga; and Mr. Clifford Wilbon Jr., of Los Angeles, Ca.; One brother in law Charles Butler and a sister in law Edith (Ulysee) Harris.

He leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Clarence Wilbon  Jr., of San Jose, California and Henry (Ozie) Wilbon of Americus, Georgia; three daughters, Barbara Wilbon, Maxine (Chris) Sinnott and Jennifer Wilbon all of Americus Georgia; seven grandchildren, Kenny Wilkerson Jr., Carlos Wilbon, Shabrea Walton, and Je’Amber Burts, all of Americus, Ga;  Jonah Wilbon of Atlanta, Georgia; D. Elaine Smith of Macon Georgia and Desiree Wilbon of San Jose, California; seven great grandchildren,  Traylen Wilkerson, Jaylon Mason, Javeyon Burts, Ja’Miya Sadler, Jordan Smith, Ahmad Smith, and Serenity Jones.   Five brothers in law, Thomas (Hattie) Butler, John Butler all of Americus Georgia, Pacie (Martha) Butler, New York, N.Y.; Robert Butler of Tucson, Arizona; Two sisters in law, Mattie (Champ) Everett of Yonkers, N.Y. and Bertha M. Mann of New York, N.Y., and a close cousin, Earnest L.(Willie)Seay of Americus, GA and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

 

 

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Deborah Johnson-Pless United States
7/15/2019 12:21:17 PM #

Maxine, I am praying for you and your family. May you continue to lean on God for strength and healing.
Deborah Johnson-Pless

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