James Ralph Clements

James Ralph Clements, 84, passed away on December 11, 2020, at his home in Hampton VA. He was preceded in rest by his mother, Emily Parr Gardner and his father, Harrison Lenwood Clements;  brothers George Parr and Robert Clements, and daughter Christina Marie.

James is survived by his daughters, Deborah Kennell (Tim), Susie Beattie,  Mary Ellen Harper (Rick), Janice Rae Robbins, and Betty Jo Bateman (Shawn); grandchildren, Chris Kennell (Crystal), Sarah Church (Karl), Michael Beattie (Jennifer). Josh Beattie, Emily Beattie, Amanda Roquemore (Julian) and Carol Ann Harper; great-grandchildren, Zara and Dustin Church Mayce Beattie and Bryan Kennell; sisters, Louise Anderson and Irma Youngblood; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. James had some very special friends and caregivers – Sheila Little, Dr. Ryan Kasky, and Riverside Hospice who were always there for him.

A graveside service will be held Monday, December 21 at 2 p.m. at Albert G Horton Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk VA 23434.  Facial masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorial contributions can be made to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd., Suite 6e, Newport News, VA 23606  or Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, 5843 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605 (