- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 29, 1936
- Date of passing: Feb 28, 2016
|Let the memory of Clifton be with us forever|
"Happy Birthday Dad what a wonderful birthday your having with your angel wings flying all around heaven.Love and miss you"
"Happy Birthday Day! Celebrate among the stars and with the angels"
"Hi Dad, I know you are looking down for I can feel your spirit all around. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday on this 80th anniversary. See you and many other saints when I get there!"
"Happy Birthday Dad. I know you are celebrating...."
"RIP Dad.......When my time is up, I'll see you on the other side."
"I am so perplexed but I know this sorrow and grief won't last. I know you are in heaven your spirit that is and I am well and greatly appreciative of that fact. Words cannot say how much you will be missed. I will forever hold our love in God's arms and cherish it forever. See you in heaven when I get there, too!"
"To my Dad i will miss the good times we had as a family,you would say girl stop stressing and let god work it out and you were so right about that.I want to think you for being such a loving father to me Dad you kept this family together for all the years we all had with you.Rest in heaven Dad I will see again in the name of Jesus.Love Carols & Sharon Alexander Columbus,Ohio"
"Hello, Mitchell Family. My name is Staci and although I didn't have the privilege of knowing Mr. Clifton personally, I want to share my condolences with you. The poem you submitted is beautiful and reminds me of the full life that my father lived before he passed. The line that reads, "My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch," makes me think of what the Bible says at Ecclesiastes 7: 1, 2. It tells us, "A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of birth. Better to go to the house of mourning than the house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living should take it to heart." When we are born, we have no story, we've just begun. But when a man dies, he has made his mark and has a story to tell and many good memories to leave for his loved ones. From looking at the pictures of Mr. Clifton, he surely left behind an amazing story and touched the lives of many people. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. May God's promise of a future life free of pain and death bring you comfort and joy. (Please read Revelation 21:3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29. These scriptures helped me when my father passed.)"
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free."
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