Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Mr. Clifford E. Sutton, Sr.
Passed away on December 4, 2010.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
11:00 a.m. EST
Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
534 Fairburn Road NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30331-1438
Georgia National Cemetery
9310 Knox Bridge Highway
Canton, GA 30114-4535
Mr. Clifford Earl Sutton, Sr. was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, September 6, 1924 to the late Reverend R. D. Sutton and Mrs. Elynore Booker Sutton. He was the second of four children born to this union. "Poppa Sutton", as he was affectionately called, departed this life on Saturday, December 4, 2010.
Clifford, Sr. was preceded in death by two sisters, Doryse A. Edison in 1970 and Eleanor A. Hudgins (Bunny) in 1991.
Brother Sutton attended Booker T. Washington High School, Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated in 1942 as "Best All-Around Student" and sang in the Glee Club. His joy of singing continued throughout his lifetime. One of his melodious renditions was "How Great Thou Art".
At an early age with his brother Russell, he joined and was baptized at the Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell Street, Atlanta, Georgia. He later became a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. L. M. Terrell. Under the leadership of hist father, Rev. R. D. Sutton, he joined the Dixie Hills First Baptist Church. Later upon" moving back to the Atlanta area after the Katrina disaster, he joined the Jackson Memorial Baptist church where he served faithfully until his illness and transition.
Brother Clifford served in the United States Navy during World War II and later in the United States Merchant Marines. He was also a master chef and received accolades for, his job performance at the Veterans Hospital, Tuskegee, AL in the 1960's.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories; three sons, Reverend Clifford E. Sutton Jr., Atlanta, GA, Reverend Dr. Gregory A. Sutton Atlanta, GA, and Thaddeus L. Sutton, Mobile, AL, one daughter Dr. Valerie Moore, Richmond, VA; one brother, Reverend Dr. R. B. Sutton; ten grandchildren; one special,God Son,"His Nurse" and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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