Jean Clay

Jean Clay

Jean Skinner Clay, 85, of Royston, went home to be with her Lord,  Saturday morning, May 20, 2017.

Born December 14, 1931, in Marianna, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Skinner and Martha Josephine Byrd Talley.  She was the wife of the late Powell Hill, and then the late Bud Clay. She was the mother of the late Danny Powell Hill, and sister of the late Joan Thompson.   She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for Veterans of Foreign War, Eastern Star Past Member, and PTA. She was a homemaker and  loving babysitter for her grandbabies, and people lover.  She was affectionately known to her family as “Family Taxi”, “Roving Reporter”, “Nosemary” and “Neighborhood Watch”.  She was a member  and faithful Christian of the Middle River Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Jean and David Awbrey, Carnesville, Gilda and Jim Miller,  Quincy, Florida, and Patsy Mae Hawkins, Royston, GA; two brothers, Donald Rex Skinner and Dolphin Henry Skinner; five grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Jason, Jeff, and Eric; and eleven great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Dylan, Devan, Morgan, Melissa, Travis, Gracie, Kenny, Cooper, Peyton, and Chance.

Services will be Monday at 2pm at the Middle River Baptist Church.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The families are at their respective homes. They will receive friends Monday at the church from 12 noon until the funeral hour.

Condolences may be left below for the family. Memorials may be made to the Power of Hope, P. O. Box 286, Lavonia, Georgia 30553.


  1. I am so sad to hear this news. Ms Jean was suck a sweetheart and full of life. Patsy I’m sorry for your loss. God bless and keep her loved ones in this difficult time.

  2. Fred and Ann Zimmermann
    May 23, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    To All Who Loved Jean ~ Please know how much she loved and cherished each one of you. She was totally confident that you loved her as you honored her as your mother, matriarch, grand-mother, great-grandmother, friend and sister-in-Christ. She was solid in her faith, and we can be assured that God gave her safe passage to Him as He healed her for eternity and gave her the victory. Surely she will be with us through all that she gave and all that she taught us.

    With much sympathy and many prayers,
    Fred and Ann Zimmermann of Madison

  3. We want you to know that Ms. Clay was deeply appreciated during her time as a member of Madison Christian Church. I’ve had several of our members comment on how special a friend she was and how much they’ve missed her in the years since she attended here. She was remembered as spunky, fun-loving, having a great smile, and having raised 3 Godly daughters.

    Our hope is that you will find comfort in knowing the reward that awaits us in Heaven where, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4. As you continue to mourn this loss, our prayers and thoughts will be with you.

    Cory Thomas, Minister
    Madison Christian Church

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