IN LOVING MEMORY OF VELLA CLAYTON
DECEMBER 27,1938-JANUARY 01,2021
Vella (Patrick) Clayton was born to John Thomas Patrick and Ora Lee (Ellis) Patrick on December 27, 1938 in Beggs, Ok. She was the 10th of 11 children born in the family.
She died January 1st 2021 after many medical battles. She was affectionately called Aunt Vee by family and friends.
She had known Adolph Clayton Sr. since high school and they were married on 8/19/1977. Vella was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1978, for several years she was a full time preacher of the Good News also known as a regular pioneer. She loved studying the Bible with those wanting to learn about God’s kingdom under Christ rulership.
Despite having severe dementia Vella had a strong love for her family, she often wrote down how much she loved her children.
She was proceeded in death by both parents, her husband Adolph Sr., son Dennis Clayton, grandson Andre Gilliam, one brother and four sisters.
She is survived by her children; Timothy L. Patrick (Paula) of Beggs ,Ok , Adolph M. Clayton Jr.(Connie) of Tulsa, Ok , Valerie L. Raines of Tulsa, Ok and Amy D. Clayton of Delaware . Sisters Velma Bagby of Okmulgee, Ok ,Irene Crenshaw of Dallas, Texas ,Yvonne Sanders of Tulsa, Ok , Wilma Yarbrough of Tulsa, Ok and Geneva Hanson of Okmulgee, Ok. 13 grandchildren and great grand children and a very large family and friends.