Sarah Jeanette Clinton, 95, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020. She was born in Raeford, N.C. on November 26, 1925 to John and Lessie Davis. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, Il. A long-time resident of Benton, Jeanette had many friends in town and was happiest when she was able to socialize with them at the Cozy Table. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, sister, nieces, cousins and friends.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, her son Thomas Lynn, her daughter Barbara Shallcross and several siblings. She is survived by her grandsons Richard and wife Julie of Lake in the Hills, IL, Russell of Elgin, IL, and Mark Shallcross and wife DeeDee of Mount Washington, KY. Her surviving granddaughter is Kathryn Pipkin and husband Steve of Cary, NC. Jeanette had eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild who were delighted to be part of her life: Brandy, Carrie, Russell Jr, Taylor, EllieGrace, Andrew, Stephanie, Alexis, and Josh.
Jeanette’s sister Muriel Herriford and husband Bob of Green Valley, AZ and cousin Shirley Prewitt of Benton will miss their daily talks with her. Jeanette is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and her daughter-in-law Peggy of Elgin, IL.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or www.stjude.org/donate.
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