December 19, 1980 - June 25, 2019
Mr. Canvas Clements, 38, of 7142 Midway Drive, Covington, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Piedmont Newton Medical Center in Covington.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30, at Putnam County Elementary School, 314 South Washington Street, Eatonton, with the Rev. Fred Lowe officiating. Burial followed in Eastside Eatonton City Cemetery.
Mr. Clements, fondly known as “Big Punk,” son of Theodoria West and John A. Clements Jr., was born on Dec. 19, 1980, in Milledgeville. He attended the public schools of Putnam County. He was a member of the Putnam County Class of 2000. He was employed at American Woodmark. Canvas was a gentle giant with a huge heart. He had a great love for his wife, children, family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, camping, old school music, cooking and grilling. Canvas will mostly be remembered for his witty personality. His amazing life will forever be remembered by his family and friends. Canvas was preceded by his brother John A. Clements and daughter Kay Clements.
He leaves to cherish his amazing memories his devoted wife, Jessica Smith; son, CanDarius Clements; three daughters, CanDerrika Clements, CanVashia Clements and Mylasia Clements; his stepdaughter, Jacquelia Jackson; mother, Theodoria West, and stepfather, Bobby West Sr.; his father, John A. Clements Jr. (Margaret Clements); his father and mothers-in-law, James and Mae Smith; his sister, Nichole Clements Crawford; his stepbrother, Bobby West Jr.; two step-sisters, Resheemah West and Atiya West; his brother-in-law, Tae (Todd) Gibson; his two sisters-in-law, Talisha Smith and Candice Smith; his grandmother, Maureen Clemons; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Services entrusted to Bernard’s Family Funeral Care LLC, The Eatonton Chapel, 103 Willie Bailey Street, Eatonton, Georgia, (706) 485-4494.
A celebration of life in memory of Lonnie Jones Jr. was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at St. John AME Church with the Rev. Simone Jones, Pastor of Texas AME Church, officiating and eulogizing and Reverend Wayne Griffin Sr., Pastor of St John AME Church. Burial was followed in the Brown Chapel Cemetery.
The celebration was emotional, with testimonies from individuals who testified how Lonnie Jr. changed and shaped their lives to make them a better person. Lonnie Jr. and the Jones family also touched millions of hearts for over 30 years, serving fine food from their family restaurant The Desert House.
Lonnie Jones Jr. was born on Sept. 4, 1942, in Putnam County to the late parentage of Lonnie Jones Sr. and Sarah Mae Jones. Lonnie attended Butler Baker High School, where he graduated in 1962. On Aug. 21, 1966, he married the love of his life, Nancy LaRue Bullard. To this union three children were born. The oldest child in his family, Lonnie started working at a young age to help support his young siblings.
He started working at Eatonton Manufacture in 1963. A few years later, he started working at Bibb Manufacture