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Irene Clay

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Irene Clay, 76, passed to Glory Saturday evening, Oct. 28th in San Antonio, TX. Originally from Beaumont, the Walter family moved to San Antonio in the early 1950's. In her early years, Irene was involved in riding in the grand entry ceremonies at rodeos across the State of Texas. Most of her career in San Antonio was substitute teaching in the East Central, Edgewood and San Antonio school districts. Irene was deeply devoted to her family. She was instrumental in the lives and success of all of her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William and Virginia Walter, her brothers: Elgin, Leo and William Walter, her sisters: Leila Luke, Mable Walter, Mildred Leday and Theo Smith. Irene is survived by her husband, Raymond Clay, Sr., three children and their spouses: Diane and Raymond Chargois of Beaumont, Patricia Ann and Jerris Adams of Beaumont, Mary and Raymond Clay Jr. of Bulverde, six grandchildren: Valerie Mickle, Charles Steen, Dawn Bolten, Andrew Stewart, Justin Clay, Meghan Adams, three great-grandchildren: Katie Lodrige, Kameron Howard and Kevin Mickle, Jr. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 PM, Thurs. Nov, 2nd at Meadowlawn Tribute Center, 5611 E. Houston St. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday, Nov. 3rd at Greater Tree Mount Temple Baptist Church, 787 G St. San Antonio. Interment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park. To leave a note for the family, go to and select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn and American Mortuary.

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  1. To Raymond Clay and Family: I just wanted to say how truly sorry I am for your loss.Your loved one may have left this world but will never leave your hearts. May it comfort you to know that your loved one is safe in God’s care…and that friends are praying for you in your time of sorrow. To Raymond: Although I never had the opportunity to meet your mother from what I hear she was such a wonderful lady, and I admire her for raising such a strong, respectful,exceptional gentleman. Once again I am sorry for your loss. Your Dear Friend, Jessica Hall

  2. Strength Sometimes you find yourself crying But God will hold your tears Sometimes you find yourself sad But God will return your smile Sometimes you find yourself in pain But God will comfort your heart For Knowing that now she walks with Jesus

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . I grew up with Valerie in Beaumont and “Grandmo” was a Grandmother to me also. May God give you, Valerie, all the courage and support that you need in your time of sorrow, and Bless you and your family. I Love You and I’m only a phone call away.

  4. Grandpa, We wanted to let you your children and grandchildren know that you all are in our thoughts as well as our prayers. Sorry we could not be there with you all but always know your in our hearts and may God guide you all thru the lost of your loved one. Precious memories and Grandma’s smile will help you lead the way of each and everyday. Love Always, Suzanne & Gary Clark

  5. Raymond Jr. I want to send you my deepest condolences and wish you and your family well. I can’t imagine loosing someone so close god speed in your grief and best wishes.

  6. 1 John 5:1-5 says everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Much love! Standing on His Word!

  7. Raymond, I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. This is always a difficult time however memories are what keeps our loved ones in our hearts forever. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you.

  8. Raymond Jr., Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rejoice for your mother is now in the Kingdom of Heaven. God bless you and your family. Robbie Robertson & Family – HHS 79′

  9. Raymond,Jr. To God be the Glory for the great things that he has done. Raymond and family I know that your mother was one of those greats. I never had the pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Clay but I remember seeing her at Charles and Janie’s wedding. She had the biggest smile on her face. She was so happy to be there. Everytime Raymond would speak of his Mom I could picture that pretty smile on her face. Let her smile, the memories, and God’s love and comfort give you strength. Leslie A.K.A (Lelie)

  10. Growing up I spent a lot of time at the Clay house hanging out with Trish. My favorite memory of Mrs. Clay was her enchiladas, YUM! Even now, I can still smell them and almost taste them! I remember her as loving, generous, and full of joy! When we have a relationship with Jesus we know that to be absent from the body is to be with the Lord, so while we grieve her loss, we know that she is in a far better place! So, I pray that the peace of God will dwell in you and may you be surrounded by love as you go through this difficult time! Much Love!

  11. Trish I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother but I heard a lot about her from you. I’m sorry she is no longer with physically but her spirit will always be with you. Rest assured that she is with the Lord. 2 Timothy 4:7 I fought a good fight, finished my course, I have kept the faith.

  12. Trish, I am sorry for you loss. Even now I have many fond memories of your Mom and your”little brother” and visits to your house. I cant believe it has been so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bobby

  13. ” May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself ,and God our Father, who loved us and by His Grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and Strengthen you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Cora Ford

  14. Charles & Val: We are sorry to hear about your loss. Even though it may be hard to accept your grandmother’s passing always remember that she is in a better place and will suffer no more and some sweet day you all will be reunited!

  15. Charles & Grandpa & Valerie: We were sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Irene. We want you all to know that we are keeping you in our hearts and prayers in your time of sorrow.

  16. Dear Charles & Valerie: We were sorry to hear about your loss and we wanted to let you know that we are here for you if you need us. You are in our hearts and prayers. We wish we could be there with you in your time of sadness and sorrow. If you need anything always remember that we are only 1 phone call away! Love ya’ll

  17. Valerie (Val), May God be with you and your family through your loss. May God’s Holy Spirit give you inner peace, strength, and healings. I love you even though I haven’t seen you in over 13yrs. Sjovissa Minnard

  18. Raymond Jr. and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  19. Dear Trish and Family, Please remember that God’s love and peace can truly surpass all our limited understanding. I have so many happy memories of the fun, friendship and love we shared with you and your family during our school years. You have never forgotten us and we will never forget you.

  20. Raymond and Family, These times in our lives no one can know the right words to say to a family that has lost a mother. But the good thing is to know that others have felt or will feel your pain and loss as well. We all have to know and trust that God will see us through this difficult time. I know that God will contiune to Bless your family. Our family will keep praying for you and yours. We love you all, The Walters Family

  21. I miss you granny….I think of you everyday and I can hear your voice always encouraging me,I truly love you ALWAYS.

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