BRENDA MERRITT CLAYTON
APRIL 5, 1950 - MAY 9, 2022
Upon meeting St. Peter and stepping through those Pearly Gates, Brenda Merritt Clayton celebrated her Victory on Monday evening, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her most beloved. She now walks the streets of gold and is sitting with the Father and His Son. She, for now, must part from her loving husband of nearly 30 years, Gerald Clayton. With her wings spread wide, she watches from Heaven, her three daughters: Ashley Sims Tanner (Ray), Stacey Sims Holbrook (Brad), and Amy Sims Prine (Justin); as well as three bonus children: Benji Clayton (Candice), Jeremy Clayton, and Carrie Clayton Harris (Jim). As the sun rises and sets, Nana will boast to her Heavenly Host of her grandchildren: Aaron Tanner (Kristen), Allie Tanner, Cole Holbrook, Logan Holbrook, Jack Prine and her newest Little "Fitz" Prine; Hunter Clayton, Breana Clayton, McKenna Clayton and Kenley Denise Clayton. She rejoices seeing her only great granddaughter, the sweetest Emma Grace. With the songs of birds she continues her love of her sweet siblings: her brother, Jimmy King (Carol), Her sisters, Eula Jones (Skipper), Glenda Chambers (her twin), and Nina Ward (Wayne); her Brother in Love, Adrian Clayton (Joyce); and two sisters in love, Elaine York (James) and Colleen Merritt (Malone). In His Glory, Brenda is hugging, laughing and sharing her light with some very Dearly Departed. She is met in Heaven by her parents: T.E. Merritt and Annie Mae Ray Merritt; her brothers, Robert King and Malone Merritt, and sister, Charlotte Davis (Steve); and a mother in love, Dora Lee Clayton. She smiles with a breeze, warm thoughts of many, many more friends, and dear family from cousins to nieces and nephews and others touched by our Angel while still here on Earth. She lived her life a resident of Mobile County, and, throughout it, Brenda loved being outside and active. She would ask you to join her for a walk in the woods, soil her hands in her gardening, bundle up to go hunting, or saddle up for a horseback adventure. She craved at all times to be with her family. She proudly labored to be of help and support for more than 30 years at Premier Medical for Dr. Andrew Terry, his team and patients. She inspired, she cared, and she listened. She was patient, kind, and helpful; but now...She is so much more!
Join us as we say goodbye to this dear soul and celebrate her Victory. She had NO doubts, and we know She is in Heaven. We here will gather Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 9:00 at Luke 4:18 Fellowship located at 2664 Sollie Rd., Mobile, AL 36695, for visitation. Services will follow at 12:00 from Mobile Memorial Gardens. We will be hosting a luncheon and fellowship full of love and laughter following the services at Luke 4:18 Fellowship. Reverend Randy Pressley and Herb Fisher will officiate. Escorting her Earthly essence to its solemn slumber will be her Pallbearers: Mr. Benji Clayton, Mr. Byron Clayton, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. Kenny Chambers, Mr. Carl Schneider, and Mr. Doug Duke.