Mrs. Viola Gay Clemons (Gay) was born on July 6, 1960 to the late Robert Clemons, Jr. and Orangie Ree (Haywood) Clemons in Bastrop, Texas. Viola Gay received her formal education through the Bastrop Public School System.
Viola Gay accepted Christ as her savior at an early age with Paul Quinn A.M.E. Church of Bastrop, Texas. Viola Gay truly loved The Lord. On May 18, 2006, she married her loving companion, Mr. J B Cathey. Viola Gay was employed at Travis State School, Wendy’s and Home Healthcare. In her leisure, she enjoyed listening to blues music, hosting family and friends and watching the television shows COPS, First 48 and Live PD.
Viola Gay was truly blessed. She departed this life in the early morning hours on Sunday, February 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her devout father, Robert Clemons, Jr.; loving mother, Orangie Ree Clemons; beloved brother and best friend, Victor Clemons.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Thaddeus (Skip) Clemons, Brandon Clemons, Willie Ernest Bonner, Jr.; two daughters AnJellica (Jelly) Clemons, Orangiea (Rere) Clemons; sixteen grandchildren; Thaddeus, Brazion, Keyhara, Niyona, Thaddeus (TJ), Taylor, Skylar, Ezra, Khairo, Makari, La Darius, Thaddea, Braedon, Torry (JR), Tajah, Ashari; four brothers, Robert Clemons (Barbara), Clifton Clemons (Marcy), Ted Clemons and Keith Clemons; four sisters, Stacey Moore (Ronnie), Tara Knox (Shawn), Erica Clemons (Derrick) and LaQuisha Clemons; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.
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