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Mary Lou Henry Clayton, 87, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of LeRoy Donald Clayton, Jr., died Thursday afternoon, March 18, 2021, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Key West, Florida, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and the late Mary Katherine Rentfro Henry. Mrs. Clayton was a member of Bible Baptist Church where she and her husband taught the 4-year-old girls Sunday school class for more than 40 years. She was also very active in the puppet ministry at her church. Mrs. Clayton was a retired executive secretary for Rives Worrell Construction Company. She enjoyed spending time with her family, active with seniors at her church and in our community, reading, and working in her yard.

In addition to her husband of 50 years and her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Katherine Ann Henry, and her brother, Robert Earl Henry.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Diane Clayton Perry and her husband, Steve, of Rincon, and Donna Marie Clayton Brown and her husband, Troy, of Richmond Hill; five grandchildren, Gregory Perry, Jonathan Perry and his wife, Anna, Virginia Ellen Perry, Jessica Marie Staley, and Taylor Nicole Brown; two great-grandchildren, Nora Autumn Perry and Willow Mae Perry, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Monday, March 22, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 2021, at Bible Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Thomas W. East, Jr. and the Reverend Kelly D. McInerney. Interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: Bible Baptist Church – 4700 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Georgia 31404.

Online Condolences

  1. Gail and Henry Bratton says:

    So sorry to hear about her death. She was a fine Christian.

  2. Kim Moss says:

    I am so sorry to read that Mrs. Clayton has passed. I remember her, fondly. I was a child when I met her at Bible Baptist. She would light up any room that she walked into.

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  4. June and Bill McMillian says:

    I met Mary Lou Clayton in the Master’s Life Group Class and got to know her as a member of our card playing group. She so enjoyed her weekly outing with the ladies at Oglethorpe Mall every Thursday. She was a kind and gentle soul, soft spoken and just a delight to know her. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. Thomas East says:

    Praying for your family. Loved Mrs. Clayton and her dedication to the church. She will always be remembered and will be missed. With deepest sympathy, Thomas East

  6. Brenda Turner says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of serving with your family at Bible Baptist. Your mother was a faithful servant of our God. I know she will be greatly missed. I am praying for your family!

  7. Judy Perry says:

    Mom and Dad took us on many trips, and my sister and I learned so much. We still love to travel. Their passion for teaching 4 year olds rubbed off on me. I’ve been teaching Ga. public Pre-K for 17 years. My mom was a loving, fair parent who expected much from her daughters. She and my dad had high expectation regarding our grades and behavior. I am so thankful for their love, guidance, and spiritual example. They are both home, with God, in Christ Jesus.

  8. Keith and Liza Martin says:

    We continue to remember your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    God speed.

  9. Gail Thurman says:

    Mary Lou was a great friend and neighbor. She will be missed. My prayers for peace and comfort from our Lord for the family and friends.

  10. Jan M Davis says:

    Wow! What a tribute to a life well-lived! The remarks on this page stand as a beautiful testimony to Life in Christ! I never knew this sweet soul in person, but have experienced her through her daughter, Judy. Well done, good and faithful servant! Continued love and prayers for the family and friends of Mrs. Mary Lou Clayton!

  11. Don & Brenda Brown says:

    Donna, Judy & Family, May Lou was a very special lady. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. It will not be the same at all the family gatherings without her. I did not see her often but loved talking to her at all the holidays. She was very special to me & I will never forget her soft & gentle soul. Praying God will give comfort to the family during this difficult time. Just remember all the wonderful memories you shared together. She will always be in your hearts.

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