ALONZO “LONZO” CLEMENTS was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on May 19, 1963, to the late Penny Mae Clements and Leroy Alston. He peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his home in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
His formal education was received through the Halifax County Public School System, and he graduated from Northwest Halifax High School in Littleton, North Carolina. He then attended Halifax Community College in Weldon, North Carolina, and received certification in Auto Mechanics.
Alonzo accepted Jesus Christ during his young life, was baptized, and became a member of the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Alonzo was an entrepreneur and owned his own automotive repair shop. He had a great passion for cars, enjoyed telling stories, and would have you laughing until you cried. He also loved watching his favorite TV shows every morning, “The Rifleman”, “Sanford and Son”, and “Gun Smoke”.
Alonzo will be deeply missed and forever remembered by everyone who knew and loved him. Those remaining to treasure his precious memory and share the reflection of his life are his son, Tiotta Gills of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three sisters, Edith Jenkins, Annie Clements (Ronnie), and Dorothy Moon (Harold) all of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three brothers, Edward Clements, Sr. (Gartred), Leroy Clements (Lisa), and Alphonso Clements (Rebecca) all of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three aunts, Dorothy Hicks (Simon) of Hampton, VA, and Olivia Knight and Donnie Alston both of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one “sister of the heart”, Shirley Bell of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the London Missionary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Elbert Lee, will preside, and Rev. Richard L. Battle will eulogize. The body will repose at the funeral home until 8:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.