Evelyn Gail Clements

Evelyn Gail Clements

Windsor, VA
05.07.1947 - 07.27.2020
North Carolina

Evelyn Gail Clements was passed from our hands to the Lord’s on July 27, 2020 in her Windsor, VA home while surrounded by loved ones. Gail was predeceased by her beloved parents, Fred T. Richards and C. Irene Richards.

Gail was born in Lenoir, North Carolina and later moved to Virginia in the late 1970’s. She dedicated 20 years of employment to Senior Services of S.E.V.A. and selflessly volunteered for the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and more

As a cherished matriarch to her family, Gail was known as a fierce protector and an unshakable pillar of strength who was humble and devout in her faith. She was an intellectual, profoundly wise, and eloquent; constantly reading books while enjoying a cup of coffee. Her hands were rarely still; she could always be found painting beautiful works of art, tending to her garden, or entertaining, singing, and cooking for her beholden family and friends. She embodied strength and dignity and was known for being the one to call for a shoulder to cry on, sage advice, or just a good laugh. “I know that I know” she would often say, instilling a calm assurance of her infallible intuition in those who looked to her for courage. Gail was resilient, brave, and true to her nature until her last day. She will be fondly remembered for her hopeful outlook and happy anticipation of heaven.

She is survived by her siblings, Barbara Moore, Vivian Russell, Fred Richards Jr., Ava Harwell, and Sherry Prince; daughters, Kelly Whitehead and her husband Kevin Whitehead, Samantha Clements, and Billie Jean Lotz; grandchildren, USAF Ssgt Kris Whitehead and his wife Cindy Whitehead, and Katelynn Whitehead; as well as many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. She would have wanted those missing her presence to find comfort in memories of her and to create new ones that she can proudly look down upon from the comfort of her new home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Gail's family. She was an amazing person. Our hearts ache as we will miss her dearly. Rest in peace beautiful lady.

Yola Rhodes

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Gail's family. She was an amazing person. Our hearts ache as we will miss her dearly. Rest in peace beautiful lady.

Yola Rhodes

I worked with Gail for most of her 20 years at SEVAMP. She was kind, selfless and giving. I also knew her on a personal level and was amazed at her creativity and energy. I left Suffolk in 2005 and had recently thought of trying to re-connect. My heart is saddened that I didn't. Please accept my virtual hugs and keep your memories intact. One day death will be eradicated and we will welcome Gail back to a cleansed earth.

Ann Thornton (VanBuren)

Our sincere condolences go out to all of Gail's family. We have known Gail since she and Kelly first came to Virginia. She made a major impact on the community. She will be missed by many.

Bill and Betty Jo English

I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all the family members. Gail treated me like one of her own. Her kindness and generosity will never be taken for granted, and I will always remember her for the wonderful person she was. May you all find strength in one another in this most difficult time.
M. A. Braswell

M. A. Braswell

I always admired and loved her. She taught me the importance of being a strong and independent woman. We had some good times together. She was so much fun, so giving and caring, very beautiful and all heart. She is in my heart forever.

Gail Lee

Dear Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Skip & Wanda
Windsor, VA

Skip & Wanda Collins

To the family I was so sad to hear the news of the passing your loving mom. She and I worked together in Senior Services for several years. She was a joy to work with, a wonderful co-worker, and I will always remember her as being dedicated to her profession. She was the Bingo Queen at thr Peanutfest for the seniors. The seniors truly loved her as well as myself. She will always be in my heart. May she rest in peace. My love to you, Sarah Walden


To the Family of Gail Clements,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady who gave so much to the community. She was always trying to make things better for others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

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