|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2006|
Clarece Yvonne Vann Aldridge passed away August 5.
She was the first of four baby girls born to the union of Ella Anderson Vann and Johnnie Louis Vann on September 3, 1923 in Pierce, Wharton County, Texas.
Clarece was united in matrimony to Booker T. Dabney in her younger years, there were no children born to this union.
Some years later she united in holy matrimony to Rev. Harris Aldridge, Sr. on December 22, 1990. She became stepmother, step grandmother and step great-grandmother.
She confessed Christ at an early age joining Grove Hill Baptist Church. In the later years, she joined South Point Baptist Church where she served until her demise.
Clarece attended Grove Hill Elementary School and Powell Point Academy in Kendleton. She attended Central High School in Galveston and later attended Business College also in Galveston.
Her favorite pastime was cooking, and she really could spice up some wild game. She loved preparing food for her family and friends whom she loved dearly.
Her parents; and a sister, Marian Vann McGrew, preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Harris Aldridge, Sr., two sisters, Lois Faye Zollicoffer of Houston and Arva Burkes of Chicago, Illinois; step son, Harris Aldridge, Jr., of San Diego, California; six nieces, Jannet Edwards of Garwood, Beverly Hamilton (General), Veronica Daniels, Lemmie Parker, (William), and Caryl McGrew, all of Houston, and Rosalyn Thomas of Chicago, Illinois; one nephew, Johnnie Gill (Jeneva) of Chicago, Illinois; seven great-nephews; two step granddaughters, Lorrain Benson and Lenore Aldridge; one step granddaughter, Jasmine Benson; and a host of great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A home going victory celebration was held Saturday, August 12 at 11 a.m. at South Point Missionary Baptist Church in Garwood, with Rev. Truman Scott, pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Williams Paradise Cemetery in Vox Populi. Final arrangements entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Twaymon Boone, Isley D. Edwards, Thurman Aldridge, Douglas Tillman, Rodney Sanford and Melvin Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were Harris Aldridge, Jr., Johnny Gill, Ron McGrew, Twaymon Boone, Durvard Purdue, Isley Edwards, Audie Gilmore, Harris Aldridge, Clement Aldridge, and Rodney Aldridge.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 17th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck
William's Paradise Cemetery
Created by: Jay Skelton
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34722423
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