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Johnita Larie Clemons’ life began on September 19, 1979 and on the evening of December 24, 2013, her life came to an end. She was the daughter of Mary L. Broadus and John L. Clemons.

Johnita was born in Denver, Colorado. She was educated in the Mexico, Missouri school system. Johnita graduated from Mexico High School in 1998. Currently she was going to school part time to become a Human Services Development Worker. No face was unfamiliar when it came to Johnita. She would help people more than she would help herself. That’s what she loved to do, besides taking time out with her children, Mikkah and Parieon. She loved movie night with them, playing games, and dress-up with Mikkah and friends. She loved playing boogey man and watching Parieon play basketball. She loved her “sweets” and cooking up new dishes. Outside of doing her hair and especially her nails, these were her true hobbies. As a little girl, she played a lot with making her own paper dolls and pasting them on perfume bottles. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Johnita was a visitor of different churches in the community. She believed in “Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior!”

Johnita was an employee of the Holiday Inn Airport and Conference Center as a front desk clerk. Her work ethic was superb. She was also an employee of Burger King where she worked her way up to management.

Johnita was engaged to be married to her fiancé, Richard Ball. She was so excited about planning her big day.

She leaves to mourn - her daughter: Mikkah N. Lyke of Des Moines; her son: Parieon I. J. Davis of Des Moines; her siblings: Vickie Daniels, Larry Gatewood Sr., Bobby Miller, Michelle Washington-Knoxville, all of Des Moines, Joyce Majors of Detroit, MI, Denise Sigars (Prentice), Theodore Gatewood Jr., both of Denver, CO, Tracey Washington of Arizona and Tyrone Jones of Mexico, MO; great-uncle: George Broadus of Des Moines; uncle: James Broadus of Texarkana, AR; and aunt: Irene Rumley of Des Moines; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews, as well as a huge host of friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents: Mary L. Broadus and John L. Clemons; her grandparents: Josephine and Jessie Broadus; her daughter: Nautica T. Clemons; and her brothers: Craig Gatewood, Stacey Washington, Jerry Clemons and Kerry Clemons.

Services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services following immediately at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Johnita.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Burial
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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