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Gail Clemons

March 6, 1952 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Gail Clemons Obituary

Gail Clemons, a beacon of love and generosity, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024, at the age of 71 in Plant City, Florida. Born on March 6, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida, Gail's life was a testament to the power of optimism and the joy of giving.

Gail's early years in Jacksonville were filled with the warmth of a close-knit family, being the cherished daughter of the late Clarence Sigmon and Jeanette Barrs. Her journey led her to the love of her life, Steve Clemons, with whom she shared 51 beautiful years of marriage. Together, they built a life rich in love and laughter, welcoming their daughters Maureen Leonard, married to Jim, and Lorraine Phillips, married to Stephen. Gail's role as a mother was only surpassed by her delight in being a grandmother to her six adored grandchildren.

Professionally, Gail dedicated many years as a receptionist, where her bright smile and kind words were the first to greet all who entered. Her warmth and caring nature extended beyond her work as she was deeply involved in her community, particularly at Parkway Baptist Church in Lakeland. Gail's passion for singing and her love for teaching Sunday school were sources of inspiration and comfort to many.

Gail's interests were a reflection of her loving spirit. She found immense joy in singing, a hobby that allowed her to express her heart's melodies. Playing with her grandchildren was among her favorite pastimes, each moment spent with them a cherished memory. Gail's love for teaching Sunday school was not just a duty but a calling, as she imparted values of kindness and faith to the young minds she so dearly nurtured.

Those who knew Gail would describe her as the epitome of loving and generous. Her optimistic outlook on life was contagious, uplifting everyone around her. As Helen Keller once said, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Gail embodied this sentiment, facing each day with hope and a confidence that she instilled in others.

Gail is survived by her devoted husband, Steve; her loving daughters, Maureen and Lorraine; her caring sons-in-law, Jim and Stephen; her sister, Rene Fields; and her treasured grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Jeanette.

Gail's legacy is one of unwavering love and boundless generosity. Her life was a beautiful melody of kindness that resonated with all who had the pleasure of knowing her. As we bid farewell to Gail Clemons, we celebrate a life well-lived, a heart well-loved, and a spirit that will continue to inspire.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday January 17, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Landmark Baptist, 6021 Williams Rd, Seffner, FL 33584.
A Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM.

Online condolences can be made at www.haught.care.
Funeral arrangements were trusted to Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd Plant City, FL 33563, (813) 717-9300

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Landmark Baptist Church
6021 Williams Road
Seffner, FL 33584

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Landmark Baptist Church
6021 Williams Road
Seffner, FL 33584

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