Alice Hawkins Clayton, 96, of Roxboro, died Monday, March 23, 2020. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Barsha Hawkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Howard G. Clayton, and her four brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are her children, Sandra Clayton Webb and husband, Ronnie, Mike Clayton and wife, Penny and Darryl Clayton and wife, Pam, all of Timberlake; three grandchildren, Crystal Webb Reardon, Kendell Webb and David Webb (Kim); three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Sidney and Jacob Webb; along with many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Clayton was of the Primitive Baptist faith and treasured her church family. She enjoyed quilting and even more enjoyed the fellowship that went along with that pastime. She also enjoyed gardening and canning, and her family benefitted from both during the weekly Sunday night dinners. Mrs. Clayton was an avid reader, and she made sure that all of her books were passed on for others to enjoy. Mrs. Clayton found joy in spending time with children and always welcomed them into her home. She was a caregiver and friend to all, and was always the first give a warm hug or a gentle smile.
Those who know her best cherished her thrill of seeing a hummingbird drink from a feeder on her front porch, or watching a cardinal land on a tree limb. She loved flowers, looking at photos, and all family gatherings including the monthly reunion at Golden Corral, the Bradsher family reunion and her annual Brunswick stew.
Mrs. Clayton was known by many as “Aunt Alice” and treated everyone she loved as her family. However, her true joy was being surrounded by her children and beloved nephew Ron, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would listen and laugh along with the crowd, and always make her family smile with her quick wit and delightful sense of humor.
A private funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Elder Bobby Daughtry officiating. Burial will follow in the Burchwood Cemetery.
Due to the Executive Order regarding the COVID-19, the attendance will be limited to 50 people.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Person Memorial Hospital Extended Care Unit and the local Amedisys Hospice Team for their dedicated loving care of Mrs. Clayton and all of the support provided to her family.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Wheeler’s Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Rueben Bowes, 536 Leasburg Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 or Amedisys Hospice Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.