May 16, 1929 - November 2, 2016
Olivian Elizabeth Gregg Clemmons was born May 6, 1929, in Florence, S.C. She was the fourth of five children from Haskell Thomas Gregg Sr. and Willow Dean Mason Gregg including Haskell Thomas II, James Nathaniel, Samuel Edward, and Frank Curtis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Joseph Clemmons, and her youngest daughter, Jeanne Denise. Her surviving children are Darryl Wayne, Maurice Alan, and Felecia Elaine; grandchildren, Christopher Alexander, Danesha Jeanné, Isaiah Nataniel, Kaiya Naimah Abriella, Clarence Rodney, Maurice Alan II, Jesiah Jerome, Xavier Joseph Will; great grandchildren Bachir Joseph Lee, Victoria Marie, Christopher Alexander II. She also is survived by her brother, Samuel Edward (Forrestine); and an extremely long list of family and friends here and abroad. Born and raised during a tumultuous period of American history, where she met her lifelong Love at eight-years old -- he was nine. After graduating from Wilson High School, she continued her education at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C., and finished her bachelor's at Claflin College in Orangeburg, S.C., whereupon she started her career as a teacher, first in Somerville, Conway and Mullins, South Carolina. During these initial years, on March 7, 1952, she and Melvin began matrimonial bliss. His travels in the Army took him around the world and through a number of armed deployments before ultimately stationing in Fort Dix, N.J., where Olivian began her time at Browns Mills #1 (Little Red Schoolhouse) where she taught for 30 plus years. Olivian taught children, their children, their children's children, and even added her Light and Wisdom to a myriad of others at home, at school throughout the world .one thing anyone can tell you about Olivian E.---she was a Friend, and a Mom to any child in her proximity!!! Olivian and Melvin loved Family-they raised a home from the ground up at 215 University Avenue, Pemberton, N.J. in which they lived since 1968, keeping strong ties with Family around the world! Service Men & Women, educators, business people of all walks, one of their favorites being Foster Military Lodge #67 and the Order of Eastern Star E.R.A.M.E. Chapter No. 62 where Olivian was a founding charter member and her highest title was Past Worthy Matron. Motorcyclists, extended Family and Friends, recognized them individually, but more so as a couple who got things done!!! To be missed by all who have touched her, surely you'll also hear her say 'Don't worry, I'm alright-I LOVE YOU!!!' A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Moore Funeral Home, 371 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Calvary Baptist Church, 5 Scrapetown Road, Pemberton, where a visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.Moore Funeral Home, Browns Mills.
Olivian Elizabeth Gregg Clemmons was born May 6, 1929, in Florence, S.C. She was the fourth of five children from Haskell Thomas Gregg Sr. and Willow Dean Mason Gregg including Haskell Thomas II, James Nathaniel, Samuel Edward, and Frank Curtis. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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