Clayander Wilson

Clayander Wilson

Monday, October 8th, 1951 Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Clayander E. Wilson

Ms. Clayander Wilson, known to most as Clay, was born October 8, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama to Alma Lee Smith and Clauzell Smith. Clay was proceeded in death by her mother. Clay was a proud graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School Class of 1969. After graduating high school Clay left home for Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in history. After completion of college she moved to the San Francisco, CA area and started a family. In 2006, after retirement from AT&T, Clay returned home to Mobile to be closer to her parents. With a strong passion to advocate for those who could not advocate for themselves, Clay decided to return to school to pursue a master’s degree in social work and thus began a second career. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, crocheting, and performing with her bandmates.
Clay leaves to cherish three children: Monique Wilson of Mobile, Alabama, Jabbar (LaToya) Wilson of Dallas, Texas, and Cameron Bryant of Mobile, Alabama. Clay also loved her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: India Wilson, Corionne Blackledge, Keaundre Blackledge, Corianna Blackledge, and Kelvion Brown of Mobile, Alabama, and Emersyn, Courtlyn, and Karsyn Wilson of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by aunts and uncles: Robert Jackson, James Lawrence Jackson, Arthur (Jo) Jackson, Idella Jackson, Deloris (Willie) Law, one devoted aunt, Norma (Joe) Smiley; a devoted cousin, Suzette Dunning, and a host of family. Clay had a strong community of sister-friends that loved, supported, and embraced her. Several of which are Deloris Ladd, Crystle Ross, Tracy Smith Jackson, Valerie Sullivan and Susan McGehee. Her caregiver, Juliette Thomas, and nurse, Beth of Springhill Home Health, provided special care and companionship during Clay’s time of need.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL
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    Friday, August 23rd, 2019
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Small's Mortuary Chapel
    950 South Broad Street
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 |
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    800 Mobile Street
    Mobile, AL
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Keely Mcclanahan

...The true measure of a Queens worth is not how Long she wore her Crown, but what She did while she was wearing it...I will always remember Clay as a Beautiful Spirit with a Kind and Loving Heart. Sending prayers of Comfort to all her Family and Friends.
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Brianna Johnson

My heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family during this time of great sorrow. Ms. Wilson was a dear friend of mine. We only knew each other for a short period of time but in that time we shared a lifetime of memories. We were coworkers and everyday she would greet me with a beautiful smile and encouraging words. She was such a sweet, kind, gentle hearted, and generous person. While we grieve her physical loss, please be comforted by the fact that she is in a far better place now. I'll never forget Ms. Wilson and she will truly be missed.Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”------Revelation 21:4
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D Ellis

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JOHN Richardson

Our deepest condolences to the family of Clayander Wilson, having worked with Clay as she was so lovingly referred to at the counseling agency we worked at, I had to pleasure of sharing an office space with clay where we became good friends. Clay was a proud , compassionate , and at times opinionated person who did not mind sharing her thoughts with you, she was a champion for justice and loved her family and community and spoke proudly of both frequently. I will certainly miss our long talks about life ,love and therapy . A truly beautiful spiritual woman inside and out, take your rest my friend until we meet again.
John Richardson
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Gayle a May

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