|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1933|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2012|
Daughter of Floyd Isaiah Meredith and Doskie Hollandsworth & wife of Muncie Howard "Jim" Clifton.
On December 2, 2012 Irene Clifton, 79, left this world to take the place reserved for her in the Kingdom of Heaven. A devoted member of Martinsville Church of God / Mercy Crossing, she lived her life as an example to others- filled with positive examples and compassion for her fellow man.
The daughter of Floyd Isaiah and Doskie Hollandsworth Meredith. Irene grew up in the Cotton Mill Hill area of Martinsville and later moved off Barrows Mill Road to raise a family.
On a modest 11-acre farm, she and M.H. "Jim" Clifton lived out the rest of their lives. After his passing in 1996, she continued to live there and maintain a schedule filled by weekly meetings with her beloved T.O.P.S. group, Church at Mercy Crossing, dinners with her children, and late nights with friends all over.
Before her retirement from American of Martinsville she explored various entrepreneurial adventures with her husband- including running the canteen at the local VFW and a timber cutting business that supplied pulp wood to the paper mills. These side ventures, in parallel with working at Lacy's Manufacturing and later at American of Martinsville, still did not hinder her ability to successfully raise children, grandchildren, and be an active participant in her church. When asked "What are you most proud of in your life?" without hesitation she responded "My children and grandchildren."
Irene was preceded in death by her parents and husband M.H. "Jim" Clifton, as well as brother Jimmy Meredith and sister Pauline Stegall (Bill). She leaves behind children Martha McGhee (Dewey), Guy Clifton, and Patsy Hokanson (Gary), grandchildren Brandon Clifton, Lisa Liang and Dawn Lawrence; sister Ruth Brown (George), nephews Parker Lee (Barbara) and Billy Stegall, Keith Meredith (Sparkle), niece Lori Harris (Wayne, Aaron and Chelsea), and a multitude of extended family and friends.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Jackie Poe and the Rev. Jimmy Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at McKee-Stone Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Church at Mercy Crossing, 1978 Joseph Martin Hwy., Martinsville, VA 24112.
Floyd Isiah Meredith (1908 - 1963)
Doskie Hollandsworth Meredith (1899 - 1985)
Muncie Howard Clifton (1923 - 1996)
Pauline Meredith Stegall (1931 - 1999)*
Irene Meredith Clifton (1933 - 2012)
James Floyd Meredith (1935 - 1977)*
Roselawn Burial Park
Created by: Sam Eanes
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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