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Clarine Person, age 79 of Jackson, MI made her transition to be with our Lord and Savior on January 8, 2024 at Henry Ford Hospital with family and friends at her bedside. She was born May 16, 1944 in Prichard Alabama to Wheeler and Corine Simpson. Clarine was the 9th child of 10 children. She graduated from Blount High School in 1962. She went to Community College Business School where she earned and Associates Degree. She moved to Los Angeles California and found her love Louis Person and married in 1970. Clarine had three children Deborah Camille Simpson, Christopher Simpson, and Katrina Person. Clarine worked as an administrative assistant for various employers, but found her niche with the City of Jackson where she was employed at the Department of Public Works and The Jackson Police Department. She worked in the Support Operations Division assigned to the Detective Bureau and was instrumental in organizational success as she was very technologically savvy. She would read and study new computer manuals then teach others how to navigate the new programs. She was very keen towards proper English, grammar, and punctuation. She would help others engineer proper memorandums, briefs, policies and procedures, and police reports. She often found time to help employees, friends and family with resume building and structure. She retired from the Jackson Police Department in 2006 with high honor and high regards. Clarine was baptized and dedicated her life to Christ at an early age. She was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Albion Michigan and last attended Lily Missionary Baptist Church she was an active member and former secretary for the church. She enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family. Her specialties were Carrot Cake and German Chocolate Cake which were always requested. Preceded in her death are husband Louis Person, daughter Deborah Camille Simpson, mother and father Corine and Wheeler Simpson. Grandparents Efronie and Julia Carter, sisters Cora Goldsby, Margie Coats and Henrietta Henderson. Brothers Charles Simpson, Wheeler Simpson Jr, Gene Simpson and Robert Simpson. She is survived by her children Christopher (Erica) Simpson and Katrina Person. Grandchildren Nathan Norris, Ashley Simpson, Christopher Simpson II, Kendall (Sean) McDonald-Long, Serena (Jordan) Mulcahy, and Jakayla Knight. Great-Grand Children Renessme Bruce, Emory Simpson, Mya Mulcahy, and Zuri Simpson. Brothers John “Eddie” Simpson and Joseph “Sonny” Simpson and a host of many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2024 11:00 am at Lily Missionary Baptist Church, 1117 W G Wade Drive, Jackson, MI with Reverend James L. Hines officiating. There will be visitation on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at Watson Funeral Chapel, 2590 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson, MI and from 10:00am until the time of service at Lily Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be at Albion Memory Gardens, Albion, MI.