Betty Jean (Parker) Clements

Born: Tue., Aug. 20, 1935
Died: Sat., May 9, 2020

Private Committal

Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Parker Clements age 84 of Swainsboro, GA on Saturday May 9, 2020 at Community Hospice in Vidalia, GA.

Due to the current public health concerns and suggested regulations; Private Graveside Services will be held at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Rev. Casey Shaw officiating.

Born in Sylvania, GA in 1935, Jean was the daughter of the late Adolphus and Eliph Hughes Parker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Swainsboro and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was self employed working alongside her husband Mr. Roy Bush Clements, Sr. for many years and was frequently a substitute teacher at Swainsboro High School. Mrs. Jean was also a member of the Shriner’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. She loved to travel, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and enjoyed softball and basketball. Mrs. Jean also played on the Delores and Woody’s company softball team, playing first base and pitching. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bush Clements, Sr.;  sister, Mary Parker; son-in-law, Norman Van Horn, III and her forever nine year old grandchild Anna Elizabeth Van Horn, whom she adored dearly.

Survivors Include:

Two Daughters: Karen Jean Clements Van Horn of Peachtree City, GA and Mary Kristie Clements of Suwanee, GA.

One Son: Roy Bush Clements Jr. (Jackie) of Cedar Crossing, GA

Grandchildren: Alex Pekich, Elliot Brim, Simon Brim, and Oliver Brim, all of Suwanee, GA, Amanda Clements and Robbie Clements (Samantha) all of Uvalda GA, Joshua Van Horn (Amanda).

Great Grandchildren: Jakob Lively of Uvalda, GA, Jaxon Clements of Uvalda, GA Nate Clements of Swainsboro, GA, Melanie Clements of Hazlehurst, GA and Milena Van Horn.

Two Sisters: Lois Harper (Jimmy) of Swainsboro, GA and Margie Poole of Albany, GA.

One Brother: Rev. Dr. John T. Parker (Eileen) of Sylvania, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development 950 W. Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605 or online at

The family would like to thank the healthcare workers of Emanuel Medical Center Nursing home for the compassionate care given to Mr. Roy Bush Clements, Sr. and Mrs. Betty Jean Parker Clements.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the services of Mrs. Betty Jean Parker Clements of Swainsboro, GA.  

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Hugh Wren
   Posted Sun May 10, 2020
Condolences to the family, it's been a tough year for your family. Prayers to yall. I always liked it when Ms. Jean substituted at the school, she had a "relaxed " teaching style to say the least. And loved softball. Godspeed

Tjboux & Melanie Johnson
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Dear Karen, Roy, & Kristie, I am so sorry about Mr. Roy & "Miss" Jean. I dearly loved them. We use to have so many good times together. Karen, you have lost so much but God has a plan. Love you all & God Bless. She will truly be missed. She was special!!

Gary/Dianne Spence
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Karen, Kristie, and Roy
We became friends with Ms. Jean and Mr. Roy through the Swainsboro Shrine Club. As we grew to know them, we grew to love them. We were blessed to have had them in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeanie Smith Hooks
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for you all. Mrs. Jean was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed her substituting at school, she was so sweet and always treated us so nice. I know you will miss her, and my prayers are that you are comforted by the memories of what a life you had with her. Memories is the one thing we can treasure forever. God bless you all