Clifton Outlaw

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2005

Deacon Clifton L. Outlaw Sr. peacefully departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at Obici Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1935 in Scotland Neck, N.C. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and worked at the Naval Supply Center for 27 years. He also worked at the Suffolk News Herald for 10 years and the Virginian-Pilot for 17 years. He was the owner of the Teenager Lounge and former manager of the Van Dyke New Life Band. He was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church for over 40 years. He served faithfully as a Deacon for over 19 years, and the Male Chorus for 18 years. He was a member of the Men of Action In Power and a member of the Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Civic League and Masonic Lodge #231 of Suffolk. He was the founder of the Young Black Action League. He was always willing to listen and give a helping hand.

He was the baby son of the late Mrs. Carrie Outlaw McDonald and Sherman Luther Outlaw. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd &uot;Bay&uot; Outlaw and Sherman &uot;Sonny&uot; Outlaw. Left to cherish memories of 49 years of marriage are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Brown Outlaw, his brother, James Outlaw (Ruth) and sister-in-law, Gloria Outlaw. Also left to cherish his memory are 14 children, Mrs. Velma O. Mack (Eric), Miss Glenda A. Outlaw, Pastor Brian Outlaw Sr. (Sheronda), Ealgo D. Outlaw (Elton), Terrence L. Outlaw (Chantay), Mrs. Sandra White (Adarryll), Felicia L. Outlaw (Maurice) of Suffolk, Mr. Clifton L. Outlaw Jr. (Gail) of Matoca, Miss Sharine D. Outlaw, Mrs. Tammy O. Williams (Demetrius), Kalvin Outlaw (Wanicia), Mrs. Dawn O. Taylor (Anthony) of Petersburg, Angelia M. Outlaw, and Mrs. Consintina O. Hinton (Aaron) of Hopewell; aunts, Mrs. Ethel Diggs, Mrs. Rosa Bell, and Ms. Marie Outlaw; one uncle, David Outlaw (Sylvia). Also left to cherish his memory are 32 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two goddaughters, Felcia Ralph and Lisa O. Hunter; devoted friends, Charles Phillips and Sandra McCray, William Bellamy of Suffolk, Rev. Anthony Jones of Philadelphia, Penn., and Don Dixon of Petersburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3,2005 at Metropolitan Baptist Church and will be conducted by Dr. Robert Hobbs Sr. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends at 1301 Blythewood Lane. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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