Velma was born in Carter County to the late Coy and Nora Guy Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Clemons in 1999; a son, Wayne Edgar Clemons; six sisters; and two brothers.
Velma was well known for her baby quilts, embroidery work and her work in the church. She was a homemaker and was a member of Charity Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She was a devoted Christian and also sang alto with several quartets.
Those left to cherish her memory include one son and two daughters-in-law, Vernon Ray Clemons and wife Juanita and Pearl Clemons, all of Johnson City; two grandsons, A.J. Clemons, of Johnson City, TN and Wayne Clemons and wife Jessica, of Bowling Green, KY; one granddaughter, Kathy Ann Stevens and husband Charles, of Johnson City; six great grandchildren, T.J. Clemons, of Johnson City, Savannah Clemons and Brooklynn Clemons, both of Greeneville, TN, Josh Clemons, of Bowling Green, KY, Sarah Clemons, of Bowling Green, KY and Charlotte Stevens, of Johnson City; one great great grandson, Timothy Clemons, of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Velma Lee Clemons will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Gary Pate and Pastor Richard Blevins, officiating. Music will be provided by Ronnie Dean Blevins. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday; or at the home of her niece and her husband, Louise and Dennis Stevens, 115 Headrick Lane, Elizabethton (Velma’s childhood home.)
The graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be A.J. Clemons, T. J. Clemons, Charles Stevens, Josh Clemons, Matthew Smith, Josh Potter, Eric Creasey and Doug Creasey. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Harrison, Carl Roberson and Rev. Jerry Emmertt. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at 12:15 PM at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton on Saturday, to go in procession.
The family would like to thank the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Dr. Jonathan Bremer and Mountain States Hospice for the loving care given to Velma during her illness. Also, to her special friend and roommate, Dorothy Buckles and her special great nephew, Eric Creasey, who visited her every week.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Clemons and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service line information, 423-543-4917.