JEANERETTE — Funeral services will be conducted for Sandis “Flap” Clay Sr., 66, at noon Saturday at Saint Peter United Methodist Church with Rev. Arthur Lee Alexander officiating.
Interment will follow in the Saint Peter United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of funeral service.
A native and resident of Jeanerette, he passed at 6:02 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a member of Saint Peter United Methodist Church. He was also a 1964 Graduate of Francis Marion Boley High School, Jeanerette, where he played football from 1962-1963.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Veronica Lumpkin Clay, of Jeanerette; seven sons Sandis Clay Jr. (Sarah), Van Clay, Dwayne Clay, and Curtis Lumpkin Sr. (Melissa) all of Jeanerette; Cleo Gibson and Willie Lumpkin (Lakeisha) of Tulsa, Okla., and Linellle Lumpkin of Houston; nine daughters Kendra Clay (Robert), Sherika Clay, Deagra Lumpkin (Titus) and Eunice Polidore (Rivers) all of Jeanerette, Evelyn Lumpkin and Angela Tolliver (Ervin) of Houston, Anetra Barabin (Joseph) and Renerta Lumpkin of Baton Rouge, and Christine L. Lockette (Tony) of Broussard; his mother, Jessie Mae Joe Clay, of Jeanerette; one special son he reared Hosier Merritte of Jeanerette; one special son/nephew Rodney Marks Sr. of Jeanerette; one special niece Jalayna Marks of Jeanerette; three sisters Alice Clay Boyance (Donald), Diana Clay Marks (Roy), and Linda Clay Lewis (Edward Jr.) all of Jeanerette; 55 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Clay Sr.; one brother Arthur Clay Jr.; paternal grandparents Cora Francois Clay, and Oscar “Son” Clay Sr.; maternal grandparents Corrine Branch Hawk, Jessie Hawk Sr. and Dennis Joe Sr.; one nephew Edward Mckinley Lewis.
Active Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis Sr., Tremaine Lewis, Curtis Lumpkin Sr., Van Clay, Dwayne Clay and Robert Lee Brooks.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Herman Ray Bouie Sr., Edward Lewis Sr., Roy P. Marks Sr., Sandis Clay Jr., Hosier Merritte, Rodney Marks, Wendell Marks Sr. Willie Lumpkin, Rivers Polidore, Peter Lumpkin, Eldridge Marks, Tony Lockette, Roy P. Marks Jr., Titus Johnson, and Edward Broussard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home 609 West Admiral Doyle Dr. New Iberia, LA 70560. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org.