Kimmerita Jan Clemons Moss departed this life on March 9, 2021. She was born September 11, 1956 to Hubert and Marjorie Howard Clemons in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a child, Kim was very curious. Growing up, Kim was also very vocal and a high-spirited person. Never being one to shy away from expressing her opinion, she would always tell you the truth and back it up with facts! Kim was her own woman in every sense.
Being a mother is what made her the happiest. She was a loving mother and the best grandmother, “Nana.” Kim was devoted to her family and loved them dearly.
Preceded in death by her son, Harry O. Clemons Upshaw; granddaughter, DeShawnte “Tay” Murphy; parents, Hubert and Marjorie Clemons; brothers, James Bowman and Daral Clemons; nephew, Esley Clemons, Jr.; aunt, Barbara Brinson and uncles, Emmanuel Howard and Jimmy Carter.
Left to cherish her memory: son, Deshawn Christopher Clemons, Sr.; grandchildren, Krishea Clemons, Deshawn Christopher Clemons Banks, Elijah Mitchell, Deshawn Christopher “CJ” Clemons, Jr., Aeriyuanna Jones, Ka'Nyree Gordon, Jabriee Curry, Aayan Gillis and Harlum Jones; sisters, Boundra Bowman, Vanessa Clemons Teasley and Jennie Clemons; brothers, Herbert Clemons and Esley Clemons, Sr.; devoted family and friends to include, Samuel Moss, Ms. Vick, Ayaunna, Toshea, Dennis Jones, and the Carter, Howard, Mack and Branner families.
Friday, March 19, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A private service will follow for immediate family and close friends. Pastor Richard S. Brown is the eulogist. Interment at New Gray Cemetery, 2724 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN, where a white dove release will conclude the service. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 17 (COVID-19). All expressions of love may be delivered to the church the morning of the walkthrough. Service will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/ Pug Fuller Video. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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