Services for Mrs. Jinnie Mae Clemons Chieves, 70, who died April 24 at Lumber City Nursing Home, were held May 1 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Lumber City with Apostle Corie Clements, Apostle Alfred Solomon, Pastor Laura Clemons and Bishop William Hollis officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lumber City.
Music was provided by Brother Jesse Clark.
Mrs. Chieves was born Jan. 14, 1952, to the late Earnest Sr. and Lucille Clemons in Hazlehurst. She attended the Appling/Jeff Davis County schools. She was employed with Amoco Fibers where she retired after 38 years. She was a member, secretary and missionary of House of Prayer by Faith in Lumber City.
She married the late Frankie Chieves in 1971.
Jinnie loved to cook big meals and go shopping with her children.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were brothers Charles Clemons, Ronnie Clemons, Earnest Clemons Jr., and James Clemons; and granddaughter Nataisa Coates.
Survivors include her children Gidget (Stacy) McRae of Lumber City, Bridgette (Anthony) Lawson of Lumber City, and Frankie D. (Latosha) Chieves Jr. of Hazlehurst; grandchildren Demetria McRae, A’Kerian Lawson, Anthony Buchanan, Jayla Bennett, Aniyah White, Demarcus Mincey, and Aurtavia McRae; great-grandchildren Jason Worthen Jr., Tymertius Worthen, Heiress McRae, JaQuan Smiley, Ja’Quavious Simpson, Chase Mincey, and Alayna Lawson;
sister Evelyn Clemons of Hazlehurst; brothers Isaiah (Arwilton) of Birmingham, Ala., Willie (Pastor Laura) Clemons Sr. of Hazlehurst, Tony (Stephanie) Clemons Sr. of Kokomo, India, Eddie Clemons of Savannah and Tommy and Delton Clemons of Hazlehurst; sisters-in-law Rosa Tobler of Lumber City and Annie Young of Atlanta; special friends of the family for many years, more like a daughter, Connise Robinson, and a son, Steve Simpson; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.
Active pallbearers were Steve Simpson, Lorenzo Williams, Fredrick Clements, Akerian Lawson, Quilla Tobler, and Aaron Clements.
Honorary pallbeaerswere grandsons and nephews
King Brothers Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge.