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Doris Jones Clifton

07/01/1928 - 10/17/2023


Obituary For Doris Jones Clifton

FULTON-- The life and legacy of Doris J. Clifton...

Our beloved Doris Jones Clifton was affectionately known as Mom, Bigmama, "Da", Aunt Doris and Mrs. Doris. As a teacher and pillar of the community, she was loved by many. She was born on July 1, 1928, in Itawamba County to her father, Woodson Shumpert and her mother, Bedie Jones Clifton and stepfather Clinton "Papa Clint" Clifton, Sr., who all preceded her in death as well. She was a cherished member of Shiloh CME up until her passing.

Mom held multiple careers throughout her lifetime and ultimately retired as a teacher from Fulton Head Start. She loved children and some of her favorite hobbies were fishing, basketball, bingo and going to the casino. Most of all, she loved being with her family.

Mom was well known by many for never, ever meeting a stranger. Regardless of where she traveled, she made friends and she was definitely going to tell the stories about it. Mom was a pistol and got around better than most. She was a very strong-willed, independent woman and primarily lived alone until just before her passing.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Glen D. Clifton, Sr. (Sina); grandson, Willie Hardin II; granddaughter, Shaniece Clifton; her brother, Eddie Clifton, Clinton Clifton Sr. (Mary), Archie Shumpert, Nash Shumpert, Hasket "Ray" Shumpert and Kevin Shumpert; her sisters, Annie B. Brownlee, Sandra Cockrell, Rose Shumpert, Evoria Shumpert abd Camora Hardin.

Doris leaves to cherish her memories; daughters, Gwendolyn Greenlee of Mooreville, MS, Tonia Clifton of Olive Branch, MS, Tasha Clifton Brown of Horn Lake, MS, a bonus daughter, Pamela Ashby of Fulton, MS; a son, Quentin Clifton (April) of SHeffield, AL; her grandchildren, Tammara Adams, Terrance Greenlee (Raeshon), Tarase McGee, Trevor Greenlee, Glen Clifton, Jr. (Rease), Angela Clifton Stewart (Allen), Gerome Clifton ( Keyonia), Raymond Clifton II (Kyla), Ryan Rogers and Morgan Brown; great grandchildren, Kiara Adams, Caleb Adams, Destiny Greenlee, Danielle Greenlee, TJ Greenlee, Taylen Greenlee, Brianna Chitwood (David), Mekail Clifton, Gabvril Clifton, Georgia Rayne Clifton, Aminah MuHammad, Madison Stewart, London Stewart, Jamen Sommerio ( Kaylee), Devon Sills (Sheena), Giya Clifton, Gerome Clifton Jr., Garell CLifton, Kayden Clifton; great-great grandchildren, Jude, Lennon, Macartney, Jameel, Layla, Cairo, and Milani; sisters, Willie B. Ruff of Fulton, Debbie Mitchell (Ernest) of Diboll.
She also leaves a host of caring relatives and numerous dear and faithful friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Saturday October 21, 2023 at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com

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  • 11/10/2023

    I have so many great memories of Doris coming to visit my mother in Baldwyn and sitting with us for hours. She was a beautiful woman and I'm sure she will be missed. Rest in heaven sweet lady.

  • 10/26/2023

    She was a wonderful person and a great teacher. She was my favorite and everytime I would see her out, she would hug me and tell me I was always special to her. I hate to hear of her passing. I didn't know until this morning but I offer my condolences and you're all in my prayers. I will always love and remember her.

  • 10/21/2023

    May God comfort you during this time. Lydia and La Wanda Beasley

  • 10/21/2023

    I remember Mrs. Doris (Big Mama) as she was referred to by her granddaughter Tammye. She was very kind outgoing and friendly. She wasn't ashamed to let you know that she adored and knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She loved meeting people and sharing. She loved fishing and would go every chance she got. I remember that cheerful smile she always had on her even when talking on the telephone. Mrs. Doris You won't be forgotten. Like Family: Mildred Turner 2023

  • 10/20/2023

    Aunt Doris, you held a special place in my heart. I'll miss you and the many phone calls we shared. Sleep on, take your rest.

  • 10/20/2023

    So sorry about Doris. I loved her and working with her at HeadStart. Praying for God to bring the family peace and comfort during this sad time.

  • 10/19/2023

    As a little girl I recall stepping up onto the school bus and being warmly greeted with her beautiful smile. A strong woman. What a gift to our community. I offer my comfort to the family. Heather Lewis (formerly Heather Stegall)

  • 10/19/2023

    Tasha and family, I am so sorry for your loss but know she is in heaven with all those before her. My prayers are with you all. Shanda

  • 10/18/2023

    May God comfort each of you during this time of loss. Ms. Doris was a beautiful person that shared her wisdom for life. She often related it to love for everybody. I will truly miss her.

  • 10/17/2023

    My condolences to you and your family. You all are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Mrs. Chiquita Riley Johnson

  • 10/17/2023

    My name is Stan Burton, Bartlett Tennessee. My prayers and condolences is to the entire Clifton Family. May God grant you strength, understanding, reflection and love during this difficult transition. May peace and God's light be in your presence.

  • 10/17/2023

    Mama Doris you will be missed greatly by so many! I'm glad I met you thru aper and quentin. You mean the world to them both

  • 10/17/2023

    My name is Lynda Reich. I am so sorry to hear Ms Doris passed away. She was such a precious soul. I brought her breakfast on the weekends and I will miss her so much. She brought me so much joy!


  • The Loving Light Dishgarden

    The Loving Light Dishgarden was sent for Doris Jones Clifton - 10/19/2023

  • Beautiful Dreams

    Terrance McGee sent Beautiful Dreams for Doris Jones Clifton - 10/18/2023

    Big Momma, I'm happy with the pleasure of knowing you. I pray and send out condolences to family, friends and love ones. You will be missed Ma'am. Beautiful Queen Big Momma! Love you! T McGee ❤️

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