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Emanuel Clemons


Sunrise: February 20, 1954

Sunset: January 21, 2021

Emanuel Clemons was born February 20, 1954 to the late Deacon Willie Rufus Clemons and Lena Mae Lewis Clemons in Albany, Georgia. He joined Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. Emanuel graduated from Monroe Comprehensive High School. He attended Albany State College and later joined the U.S. Navy serving 38 years. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Contract Specialist at Naval Supply Systems Command, Norfolk, VA where he retired from in 2013.

Emanuel was introduced to his wife Sylvia at work, by her mother. They were married for 34 years. Traveling was one of his passions and he and Sylvia traveled many places. His most memorable travel was a cruise to Alaska and a cruise to the Panama Canal. Emanuel was an avid baseball and football fan. He loved the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. He attended numerous games in Atlanta cheering on his beloved baseball and football teams.

While he was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA, he joined Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a member for over 30 years. He served on the Usher Board and continued to serve even after his health began to decline.

Emanuel was preceded in death by brother Leonard Clemons, Albany, GA.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Sylvia Clemons; two children, Shawanda Lamons, Rockmart, Georgia and Jamon Tolbert, Chesapeake, VA; brother, Melvin Clemons (Ketha) Ellenwood, GA; sister Beverly Clemons (Bobby) Albany, Ga and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the American Heart Association or Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 934 W. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23505.

Viewing Friday, January 29, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, January 30, 2021 Service will be live streamed at newmpbc.org 11:00am Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 934 W. Little Creek Road Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:00pm Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Lula thornton says

    Dear Sylvia. I extend to you and your family my sincere condolences. Emmanuel was truly loved by your Mother. She spoke of him as her son in love.
    May God comfort you and overshadow you with His unfailing love, peace and grace.

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    Darien Coney Hill says

    My condolences to Sylvia and Family. I will definitely miss seeing Emanuel at our High School Celebrations. What a super person with a pleasing personality. I will keep you in my prayers and I believe that when one transitions, their physical presence has vacated, but they continue to impact us, with guidance.

    With Compassion & Sympathy

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    Kim Smith says

    Dear Family and friends. I met Emanuel when I first started working at NAS Norfolk, and met Sylvia and her mother and sister at FISC Norfolk. One of the sweetest kindest families I’ve ever met. Offering my sincere condolences. Kim Kuykendall-Smith

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    Sandra P Bishop says

    Emanuel and I worked together many years ago in the Contracting Department. He was always a G-Q kind of guy and always so pleasant and a friend and helper to all. Please know that we all share in your loss. I pray that God’s blessings and serenity surround you as you endure the loss of his presence but know that our Father in heaven has already accepted Emanuel into his presence as a reward and with that being said, Emanuel’s spirit along with the Holy Spirit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will always be around you…Rest my friend….Comfort, Blessings and Peace

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    Dana@ Aquatta Arnold says

    My Husband and I met Emanuel while working at the Naval Supply Center now FISC. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    Tina Gillespie-Lucas says

    Dear Sylvia, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. I met Emanuel while working at FISC Norfolk in the 1990’s. He was always dapper in appearance and such a genuinely nice and giving person. I share in your loss and pray God’s comfort and peace for you and your family.

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    Bobby and Gwen Williams says

    Sylvia you married an amazing Man. He left us a legacy of love. He loved and cared about family. I have so many fond memories of our childhood, school days,and adulthood. One of my fondest memories is my trip to Virginia to visit you and Emanuel. You all open your home with love and hospitality. He will be missed but never forgotten. Love you,
    Uncle Bobby and Aunt Gwen

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    Sheila Grace says

    Emanuel was a very kind and humble person! Always greeted you with a warm smile, style and fragrance. We worked at the NSC for years! My condolences and Prayers are extended to the Family! GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

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    Eleanor and Barry Hoy says

    Sylvia and family, Barry and I are saddened by your loss. We pray that God will shower you with comfort and peace, and that memories of vacations and other fond experiences will one day bring far more smiles than tears. Our thoughts and prayers are, and will be with you.

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    James and Michele McCoy says

    Sylvia and family, Jimmy and I are so hurt to hear of Emmanuel’s passing. He was a good man. I have a lot of good memories working with him at 143, with Tina and Bob. May he rest in peace and rise in glory! Take care of yourself. We will be praying.

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    Pamela Northern-Eley says

    Sylvia and Family,
    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please treasure your good memories to get you through this trying time. Emanuel was a special person! He was admired because of his friendliness, caring demeanor, and just being a well-respected person. We worked at the Naval Air Station and later the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (formerly Naval Supply Center). I will uplift your family in prayer. God Bless!

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    Mary A. Jenkins says

    Sylvia, may God’s comfort be with you during this season of grief???

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    Pastor James R. Bynum Jr says

    Sending our sincere sympathy to you Sylvia in the loss of your husband. We didn’t know him as well as we did you, but we knew that your mother and father spoke highly of him. And by us knowing them it tells us that he was really special and truly be missed. So on the behalf of the entire Bynum family we offer again our deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your family ?. Isaiah 43:1-3. God bless you!

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    Princetta Lucas says

    Sylvia;
    May you have comfort in knowing that Emanuel was a man of quality and statue and loved by everyone because of his caring ways. We worked together at one time at NSC, God bless you and your family during these trying times.

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    Shirley Broom says

    Sylvia and family our prayers are with you for strength, peace and comfort. Emmanuel will truly be missed especially his smile.

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    Betty Lewis says

    Prayers, love and condolences to my family, Sylvia & family, Beverly and Melvin

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    Gwendolyn Smith says

    Dear Sylvia..As I watch the beautiful celebration of life for Emanuel, I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family..and keep you all at peace during this time, and forevermore. It is spiritually apparent that Emanuel was your soulmate. May the memories you made together keep your heart rejoicing and smiling.. for the earthly time you shared together. Journey on in peace Emanuel. Honor and Respect..and GodSpeed.??

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    Alma Battle says

    Dear Sylvia, my heart was sadden for your loss.Remember all the wonderful times you had, and thank God for a great husband.My husband also we t to Monroe.Keeping you in my prayers.Many blessings.

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