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Monday September 14th, 2020

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Ernest Leon Clifton

Ernest “Leon” Clifton, 84, of Reidsville, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Eden. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Leon was born in Rockingham County to the late Ernest Taft Clifton and Lelia Kennon Clifton. He retired from Burlington Industries Williamsburg Plant after 30 years of service. He was an avid Atlanta Braves Fan, collector of case knives and loved NASCAR. In his spare time, he loved going to flea markets and yard sales. He attended Reidsville Church of God. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin and Wayne Clifton and sister, Brenda Elaine Kallam. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Clifton; children, Jo Beth Swanson, Regina Laws (Matt), Clarence Davis, Tracey Clifton (Genevieve), Susan Harrison (Randy), Shelia Howard, Victor Clifton, Bobbie Joe Clifton and Angela Walker (Lee); 25 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, Jack Clifton (Josephine); sisters, Vivian Thompson and Linda Page. Memorials may be made in Leon’s memory to The Alzheimer's Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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Prayers for your loss!!

christine and alex garcia Sep 14 2020 11:02 PM

Sorry for your loss!! Prayers to you all

christine and alex garcia Sep 14 2020 11:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Clifton

India Collins Sep 14 2020 3:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Clifton

wayne clifton jr Sep 14 2020 2:35 PM

To Roberta, Victor and the family. I am sad to hear of Leon's passing. He was always very kind to me and I have very good memories of time spent with Leon and the entire family. We know he is in a much better place. You all are in my prayers! Mark Chapmon

Mark Chapmon Sep 14 2020 10:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Clifton

Debbie W Alcorn Sep 13 2020 7:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Clifton

Emma Sep 13 2020 2:47 PM

Thank you for sharing Leon with us . We all at Brian Center loved him. He will be missed.

Renee Toney Sep 13 2020 12:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Clifton

Angela Owens Sep 13 2020 11:17 AM

Sending prayers to the Family

Jennifer Pestik Sep 13 2020 1:18 AM

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