Beatrice Arnold Clement
Published 1:40 pm Sunday, August 8, 2021
Beatrice Arnold “Mrs. Bea ”Clement, 89, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in her home.
Survivors: 2 sons, Jimmy (RosaLee) Arnold and James (Sonya) Arnold, all of Mocksville; 11 grandchildren, Beverly Dobson, Jeanettra Arnold, Alicia (Brian) Moye, Michael (Stephanie) Redmon, Sonya (Brent) Gregory, Latisha (Theodore) Fisher, Clifton “Shon” (Patricia) Redmon, Robert (Teresa) Arnold, Shunta Frazier, James (Yui) Arnold Jr., and Santana Arnold; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loved ones.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, William Perry and Ella Magalene Rome Arnold; husband, Van “Bud” Clement; daughter, Shirley Easterling; and several brothers and sisters.
Born Beatrice Arnold on April 19, 1932, she attended Davie County Schools. She had a work ethic few could match. Like generations of women, she was a self-employed, domestic worker because she believed that every good work glorifies God, she became the best at what she did. Never allowing the struggle of low wages to dim her light, she modeled for her children the pride that comes in an honest day’s work and the importance of working hard. She devoted her life to God living by the Biblical principles and ministering to others centered her life and became the foundation on which she raised her children. She was known for reminding all that she encountered on the goodness of God. She was a dedicated and life-long member of Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church in Mocksville and served on many committees, as the Mother of the Church, director of Children’s Church, treasurer, president of the Pastoral Aid committee, member of the senior choir, usher board, Deacon/Deaconess and Missionary Board. She took pride in participating in the church’s annual Rainbow Tea, and was also known to break out into a praise dance when listening to her favorite gospel song, “Lord You Keep on Blessing Me”. She was known for her fashionable clothes and shoes. She loved working in her yard, cooking, and sewing. In her late years, she could be spotted sitting on her front porch admiring her flowers and blooming trees, wishing her neighbors a good day, watching her grandchildren play and chatting with family and friends. Her legacy is in the relationships she spent a lifetime building and the seeds of kindness she planted along the way. She loved deeply and was deeply loved. She requested that her family and friends not mourn her death with tears but find joy in God’s promise that one day there will be no more death, pain or sorrow.
A going home celebration will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14 at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends, at the church, one hour prior to the service. There will be a live webcast of her service on the Lambert Funeral Home website, or at: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/58259.