Phala Clay

Phala Joyce Clay (Jones)

Monday, July 16th, 1951 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Service for Phala Joyce Jones Clay, 69, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at the 1st Mount Zion Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M., Monday at the funeral home.

Phala Joyce Jones Clay gained her wings on Tuesday August 11, 2020, She was born to Eldridge, Sr. & Marva Jones on July 16, 1951. Phala met and married Michael Clay in 1977 they were married for 43 wonderful years.

Phala was a faithful servant, a wonderful Psalmist, an amazing cook and a hardworking woman. She attended Booker T. Washington High school most of her school years but graduated from Cleburne High School in 1969 due to integration. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a great friend to so many.  She was a faithful member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church for over 35 years; where she served as President of the Choir Department, served in the Missionary Society and in the ministry of hospitality in the church and in her community.

Phala leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years Michael Clay, her children Causha Jones, and Tyrone Nunn; mother-in-law Faye Clay; a special son Jeff Gilbert and his extended family.; grandchildren Tyrin Jones, Kavyon Nunn & Paislee Nunn and Jaylnn & Janae Jarmon; brother Eldridge Jones Jr; sister Debra Walker; four nieces Da’Mona (Tyrone) Jones, Marlena (Marcus) Ramsey, Jennifer (John) Bankhead and Cynthia Clay;-Hawkins nephew Marcus (Na-Na) Jones; sisters-in-law Sharell Clay and Melba Clay; great-nephews; great-nieces and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldridge, Sr. & Marva Jones; father-in-law James Clay and sister-in-law Patricia Clay-Williams.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home
    512 North Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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    Face mask are required. Please furnish your own mask and social distance.
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 10:00am
    First Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    1005 Chase Avenue
    CLEBURNE, TX 76031
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  • Interment

    Greenlawn Cemetery
    405 Waters St.
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Deborah Coulter and Tactical Cleaning Company sent flowers to the family of Phala Joyce Clay (Jones).
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Dwight Conerway

Posted at 07:12pm
It is regret that I send my condolences at this late date. I was not aware that Phala had passed away. Sending prayers to the family.

Sharron D. Wilson

Posted at 10:28pm
I would like to express my sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Phala Clay Jones. I had the privilege to serve as musician at St. Paul CME Church Cleburne, Tx. Where Phala sang in the choir. She had a beautiful voice and could sing and use her talent to praise God through song. She was truly a blessing and was willing to be a servant. I was also blessed by her cooking. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. I say to her family. Hold to God's unchanging hand He will never fail you. May the Holy Spirit comfort each of you! God bless you all. Pastor Sharron D. Hubbard Wilson! & Pastor David E. Wilson- Genesis Full Gospel Outreach Ministries- Corsicana, Texas

Jocelyn Paige-Hemphill

Posted at 08:14pm
Michael and families. What beautiful memories of Phala whom I met through the Voices of Praise Gospel Singers. We shared rehearsals, singing engagements, eating, laughter, friendahip, fellowship and most of all, our love for God...Had not seen you all in a while but you and Michael were always in my thoughts. Praying for the family.

Deborah Coulter

Posted at 11:55am
Please accept my condolences,
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Tactical Cleaning Company

Posted at 10:28am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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