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Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

110 B ST, Saint Albans, WV

OBITUARY

Cedric Jermaine Claytor

June 13, 1987January 7, 2020
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Cedric Jermaine Claytor, 32, of St. Albans, WV, went home to be with the Lord after a hard fought battle with long-term complications from anti-rejection medication he was on after receiving a liver transplant. Cedric, the son of Howard and Mary Ann Claytor, was born on June 13, 1987 in St. Albans, WV. To know Ced, as many of his closest family and friends called him, was to know on of God’s most talented creations. Cedric graduated from St. Albans High School in 2006, and began his pursuit of an accounting degree at West Virginia University and Savannah State in Georgia. He accepted Christ in his life at an early age, and he was baptized at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. At New Covenant he was a member of the choir and dance ministry. Prior to the complications that affected his heath so greatly, he was the director of youth dance ministry for New Covenant Spiritual Steppers. He loved his steppers with all his heart. Before Cedric lost his ability to speak, when anyone would come for a visit he would always ask them to take care of his steppers. Cedric loved his spiritual calling and wasn’t ashamed to worship God in spirit and truth. Cedric played football for the St. Albans Red Dragons Midge League. Cedric was also an amazing gymnast. He even won several national championships with the River City Allstars. In his free time, you could find him all over the neighborhood handing out free lessons to friends and family. He used the talents God gave him to teach others that it was okay just to be you. He was a lover of music, especially Beyoncé and Adele. Cedric could always be counted on to step forward when his family needed him. He learned to braid hair by practicing on his little sister’s hair. He became so talented that he was often asked to do the hair of other family members. After he began to tire of his hair hobby, he decided to teach his younger cousins the art he had so skillfully mastered. Cedric enjoyed cooking with his two close cousins Ashley and Deirdre Claytor. The trio was often belting out any song that had a 3 part harmony. When Cedric wasn’t singing or cooking he loved gaming aling with his cousin Trey Matthews. “The Legend of Zelda” was their game of choice. Cedric loved spending time with his family. Anytime the family gathered, Cedric was always somewhere in the midst. Whether it was just hanging out, sharing a laugh, or having “boy time” with his brother, Howard, and his cousin Devin. He was always being the great nephew that he was by babysitting for Aunt Barb. You could find him popping into Granny’s for whatever food he could find. And, if you saw Cedric, you definitely saw his lil’ sis, Aisha tagging along. Those family member and friends left to remember Cedric’s sweet spirit will always remember his beautiful smile and the honesty he had for others. He is and always will be truly missed. Cedric is survived by his parents Howard III (Cookie) & Mary Ann Claytor, brother Howard Claytor IV, and sister Aisha Claytor; grandmother Andrea Claytor; nieces Jaliyah and Audrie Claytor; nephews Jamir, Zion, and Zacari Claytor; his special childhood friend Amber Parsons, and a host of other friends and family. The family would like to thank Mountaineer Home Heath, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Service and Apria Heathcare for their great service. They were extremely instrumental in Cedric having the best quality of life possible under the circumstances. Celebration of Cedric’s life will be 12:00 P.M. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Grace with Pastor James Ealy officiating. Entombment will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Gathering of family and friends will be from 11 until time of service at the church. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Burial Monday, January 13, 2020

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Jim Cormack

January 20, 2020

Cookie, just heard about the passing of your son. I read through Cedric's obituary and can tell that he was a very special young man, just like his dad. All my love to you and your family. May God bless you and hold you during this difficult time.

Vanessa McBride

January 12, 2020

You will be so missed I been listening to Fantasia for the last week thinking about all the great times we had you always had me laughing I remember the time you braided my hair it was so tight lol i had to take it out I am honored to have known you for over 18 years and I will treasure every memory we shared

Kristi Suits

January 12, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Cedric through River Cities Cheerleading. My daughter, Sam Suits cheered with him on both River Cities and SA squads. On a trip to Columbus, we had to stay overnight in a hotel. There was a moth in the room and we didn’t know it. After we turned out the lights, Cedric started yelling and screaming! Who knew he was afraid of moths!!! We had a good laugh and we put the moth outside. We laughed about that many times! He was a wonderful young man. He was so fun to be around! He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him! 💔

Donna Campbell-Walker

January 11, 2020

Mary Ann, Cookie and Family,
May God bless and Comfort each of you. You truly were Cedric's beacon's of light and hope. Know that our prayers are with you.
Donna and Johnny Walker

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