Funeral services for Minister Earnest C. Clay will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at noon at Living Word Church of God In Christ, 1005 Dunbar St., Waco.
Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mexia, with eulogist Supt. Gilbert Gillum, Living Word Church of God in Christ, Waco.
Minister Earnest Clay was born Aug. 25, 1954. He was the eighth child born to Willie and Annie Clay. He attended Booker T. Washington in Marlin, and later served in the U.S. Army.
He was baptized at the Church of the Living God in Marlin,. On Aug. 25, 1953, in Marlin, W.C. and Annie B. Clay were given a very special blessing. I am sure that even they did not realize the magnitude of such a blessing. The Lord had given them a son who would grow up to make his own unique imprint on the sidewalk of life.