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Clay Leopold Clement, Jr.

January 4, 1925 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 94)

Clay Leopold Clement, Jr., age 94, passed away at home with his faithful family by his side. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Rose Siess Clement, his father, Clay Leopold Clement, Sr. and his brother, Donald M. Clement. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Orduna “Donna” Miller Clement, their seven children and spouses, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Clay, who was affectionately called “Honey” by all, was very devoted to his family and exceptional in serving them and others. Clay served his country in the US Coast Guard during WWII, then served the City for many years as an Operator for the New Orleans Fire Department. After retiring from NOFD, he served the State of Louisiana as a Fire-fighter and Acting Chief for the Orleans Levee District at the N.O. Lakefront Airport.

Clay dedicated his life to serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for many years hosting and moderating weekly Rosary meetings, and ceaselessly helping and supporting Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

The family would like to especially thank Interim Hospice for the love and care given during this time.  Expressions of heartfelt gratitude are also extended to Nickie, Debora and Chaplain Jim Louviere.

In place of flowers, for Clay’s great-grandson the family requests that donations be made to the Baby Judah Burbank’s Medical Expenses fund at GoFundMe (

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until Mass time. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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