Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Baptists Mourn Passing of Mrs. Sadie Clemetson: Members of the Jamaica Baptist Union are in mourning having awakened this morning to the sad news of the death of Mrs. Sadie Lillieth Brown-Clemetson, the widow of the late Rev Winston “Vinnie” Clemetson.
Mrs. Clemetson; born July 10, 1939 (78 years) was ailing for some time and died peacefully at her daughter’s home (Isha) in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Mrs. Clemetson was known for her quiet yet forthright disposition, always wearing a smile and always wanting to know how one is progressing, epitomize that of a perfect match for a Minister’s wife.
Her late husband pastored at the Belle Castle Circuit in Portland, the Balaclava Circuit in St Elizabeth and Hanover Street Circuit of Baptist Churches in Kingston.
An extraordinary Educator by profession, Mrs. Clemetson was selected in the first batch of teachers and a nurse to be trained by the Government of Jamaica as Guidance Counsellors and in 1977, the distinguished educator received a scholarship to study at the Western Carolina University in USA.
Other scholarship awardees included Dr. Deloris Brissett, PhD former Assistant Chief Education Officer for Guidance and Counselling in the Ministry of Education and the late Dr. Clover Jarett, PhD, former Education Officer in Guidance and Counselling at the Ministry of Education.
Mrs. Clemetson taught at the Happy Grove High School in Portland, Balaclava Secondary School, St Elizabeth and Charlie Smith High School, Kingston.
Although dates have not yet been set by the family, Isha informed that a Thanksgiving Service is being planned for the USA while a Memorial Service planned for Jamaica.
Mrs. Clemetson was a member of the Ebonyvale Baptist Church in St Catherine.
Mrs. Clemetson is survived by her four children, John, Steve, Caris and Isha and a host of family and friends.
Our prayers continue to be with the family, the Baptist and school communities. Her soul is resting in peace.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett