Betty Jean Mabry-Clement
March 18, 2015
Betty Jean Mabry-Clement daughter of the late Robert and Edith Mabry, seventh of nine children, was born on September 12, 1942 in Richmond, Virginia. Quietly on Tuesday, March 18, 2015 GOD called HIS precious daughter home.
Bettie attended District of Columbia Public Systems, graduating at age 16. Bettie was employed with the Chicago Tribune for many years. She loved the Property Management Field, where she worked for Brentwood Village and Tyler House Apartments. She was married to the late Mansfield Clement Sr.
Bettie was loved by all who knew her, family and friends alike. She was the life of the party. She would open her doors to anyone in need. Bettie accepted the LORD at a young age. She grew up in Corinthian Baptist Church in Washington, DC where she served for many years. Bettie later joined the Purity Pentecostal Deliverance Center.
Bettie was a recording artist, song writer, and a renowned gospel vocalist, singing with Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, where she wrote "I Shall be Free". She was also a member of Peggy Davis and the Gospel Warriors. Bettie also sang with Dorothy Norwood and Mildred Clark and the Melody-Aires.
Loving memories of Bettie Jean Mabry Clement will remain in the hearts of her family, son: Mansfield Clement, Jr., (Petrina); daughter: Shannon Lyn Washington (Elmer); five grandchildren: Mansfield Clement III, Myisha Nicole Reid, Shawn Clement, Bianca Ajai Clement and Mariah Clement; seven great-grandchildren: Makyah, Mansfield Clement IV, Charles Jr., Chandler, Angel, Gabriel, and Chase; two sisters: Thelma Kilpatrick, Theresa Anderson (Warren); two brothers: Bobby Mabry (Freda) and Cordell Mabry; a devoted niece Shirlitta Bell; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.
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