Jay Clarke

August 26, 1968 - February 8, 2016

Jay was the singer for Black Jesus, The Lookers, and The Abscondents. 

Jay's obit:

NORFOLK - Jay "JByrd" Clarke, 47, passed away February 8, 2016. Jay was a Christian, graduate of Old Dominion University and was an Enforcement Officer for the Virginia Child Support Division of Norfolk. He is a well known local musician who played in several bands.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Joan L. Tucker; sister, Andrea M. Clarke; brother, Frank B. Clarke; niece, Florentina Schleufer; and nephews, Clifton J. Williams, Jr. and Daniel Schleufer. Jay was predeceased by a sister, Rene Denise Clarke.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA with a reception to follow at the funeral home. Please visit his book of memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to view the service if unable to attend and leave words of love for the family.

Jay Christopher Clarke

Norfolk - Jay "JByrd" Clarke, 47, passed away February 8, 2016. Jay was a Christian, graduate of Old Dominion University and was an Enforcement Officer for the Virginia Child Support Division of Norfolk. He is a well known local musician who played in several bands.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Joan L. Tucker; sister, Andrea M. Clarke; brother, Frank B. Clarke; niece, Florentina Schleufer; and nephews, Clifton J. Williams, Jr. and Daniel Schleufer. Jay was predeceased by a sister, Rene Denise Clarke.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA with a reception to follow at the funeral home. Please visit his book of memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to view the service if unable to attend and leave words of love for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please support the www.JayCClarke.orgMusic Fund to benefit kids of all ages and abilities.
 
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 11, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=177682039#sthash.RgJdyvad.dpuf