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Jean Brice Clayton

November 4, 1932May 30, 2021
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Jean Brice Clayton, a resident of Williamsburg, VA, and formerly of Newport News, VA and Naples, FL, died on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at the age of 88 after a brief illness. She was born in Holdenville, OK, on November 4, 1932 to the late Albert Edward Brice and Edna Melinda Oldham. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Edward Brice.

Immediate survivors include her three daughters, Kay Clayton Cooper of Ellicott City, MD, Gina Rena Clayton of Williamsburg, VA, and Jennifer Clayton Hare of Seaford, VA; as well as five grandchildren: Wyatt Clayton Cooper (Lyndey Brock) of Chicago, IL, Lynne Bradshaw Cooper of Baltimore, MD, Sara Renee Pitman Cooper Anderson (Jake Anderson) of Manassas, VA, Julia Jean Hare of Winchester, VA, and Kelsey Jill Hare of Seaford, VA. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Jonathan Wyatt Cooper and Kevin William Hare; and two great-grandchildren, Lucy Grace Anderson and Natalie Joy Anderson, all whom she adored and loved.

In addition, Jean Clayton is survived by her brother, Donald Lee Brice of Miden, LA; sisters-in-law, Elsie Clayton Wiggins and Madge Brice; nieces, Judy Willis (Randal), Arlene Wiggins Barbour, Kay Brice Vanchiere (Michael), and Nancy Kopca (David); and nephews, Edward Earl Clayton, James Earl Wiggins, and Donald Lee Brice, Jr. (Rita). She also had three grandnieces and seven grandnephews.

Jean Clayton was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She assisted her husband, Guy C. Clayton, DDS, with the bookkeeping for his Orthodontic practice, which was located in Hampton, VA, York County, VA, and Poquoson, VA.

She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri with an Associate Degree then went on to earn her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Department of Agriculture in Athens, Georgia and Virginia Extension Service in Richmond, VA. She went to night school to receive her teaching certificate then taught school in Chesterfield County, VA and the City of Hampton, VA.

Jean enjoyed being with her family, entertaining, golfing and gardening. In their retirement, Jean and Guy spent enjoyable years on Marco Island, FL and Naples, FL. In 2009, they returned to Virginia to be closer to family.

Visitation will take place on Friday, June 11, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 10 a.m. The service will be livestreamed, and COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions to be made to VCU School of Dentistry: Department of Orthodontics. P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298-0234.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Karen Clayton

June 12, 2021

Jean was such a warm and loving lady who always treated us with such a "family friendly" manner. Thanks to her for the hospitality and loving welcomes she always displayed to us. So sorry for your loss.
I know she will be missed.

Gail & Gary Reutter

June 6, 2021

Dear Gina,
Your mother was such a classy and Elegant Lady. I loved our talks we had during our gatherings . She was smart, warm and beautiful .
I always admired the bond and love you had for each other .
She will truly be missed but always remembered.

RoseMarie Butz

June 5, 2021

Dear Gina, Kay and Jennifer, my sincere condolences to all of you. Loved your Mother and Father. They were so welcoming to us when we arrived at Langley. The dental group had a wonderful relationship with the town back in the eighties. That relationship continued with our other assignments and our retirement in Williamsburg. Gina you know I am here for you. Jean was a special lady and will be remembered fondly.
RoseMarie Butz

Bonnie Klem

June 4, 2021

Jean was such a joy- always full of life and happiness. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family. We are blessed to have her in our lives. Love, Bonnie and Jon

Jo Longnecker

June 4, 2021

Our hearts go out to your family. Jean was always a pleasure to be around, and we enjoyed her optimism. Sending you our condolences to you and your family. May you find peace.
With Love,
Jo and Bob

Carol and Charlie Moser

June 4, 2021

Gina and family, we are so saddened to not have Jean in our lives now. She was always the same smiling, fun person whenever we saw her although we know she was not always feeling her best sometimes.
Our hope is that all the beautiful memories of her and your Dad will sustain you and your family in the difficult times ahead.

Carol and Charlie Moser

Lynn Potts

June 3, 2021

Jennifer, Gina and KayLynn...........I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I worked with your dad for several years (8) and your mother was always there with a smile on her face to greet everyone. I cherish the memories of those days. Please keep her in your hearts. May she RIP and Im sure your dad is dancing with joy to have her with him again. Lots of love during this time.
Lynn Potts

Debbie Spencer

May 31, 2021

Ken and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

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