Clavon Ealy

1951 - 2004

Clavon Ealy was born the fourth of eleven children in Kountze, Texas
on November 18, 1951, to Inez (Warren) Ealy and Emitt Ealy, both of
whom preceded him in death. Shortly after his birth, his family
migrated to Muskegon, Michigan.
Clavon, affectionately referred to by most as “Clay,” always extended
himself to assist and care for others. His parents always left him in
charge of his siblings. After his mother’s death in 1967, he assumed an
even greater role to help keep his brothers and sisters together. He
was also very honest and direct, while simultaneously being kindhearted
and jovial.
Upon graduating from Muskegon Heights Senior High School in 1970,
Clay joined the United States Navy. After a brief tour of duty, he
moved to Los Angeles, California. He also attended college for a while
and worked on classified projects for the United States Government.
In 1991, he was introduced to and wholeheartedly embraced the
gospel of Yahshua the Messiah and became a member of the Institute
of Divine Metaphysical Research (IDMR). He would often say, “No
matter what happens in your life, the gospel comes first!”
Clay left Los Angeles in 1998 to visit other branch schools throughout
IDMR. In March of 1998, he heard a cry for help from Kalamazoo,
Michigan. He spent time there and was a great asset to them in their
efforts to preach the gospel. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 1999,
he was devoted to caring for Mrs. Essie Ross, who he lovingly called
“Grandma.” It was during this time that he met Bernice Dorsey, who
was caring for Mrs. Ross during the day. On December 20, 2002,
Bernice and Clay were married. Together, they devotedly cared for
Mrs. Ross until her demise in February 2004. They always went
above and beyond their call of duty, ensuring that they brought
“Grandma” to bible class despite her inability to walk.
Clay departed this life on July 8, 2004. He leaves to cherish his
memory, his wife Bernice of Los Angeles, CA; four brothers, McArthur
White and Randolph Ealy of Muskegon, MI; Donald Ealy of
Beaumont, TX; Charles Ealy of Grand Rapids, MI; three sisters,
Shirley Ealy and Patricia Ealy of Muskegon, MI; and Michelle Ealy of
Houston, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
friends. He also had one sister, Jeanette Ealy and two brothers,
Larry and Roy Ealy, who preceded him in death. Many others will
also miss Clay, his smile, his laughter, his love and concern for others,
including his surrogate family in Los Angeles, and his very dear
friends, Melissa and Willis Churchwell of Kalamazoo, MI.



It’s not the end

when we say goodbye

when we reminisce

or when we cry.

When those we love

have passed away

to a brand new existence

a brand new day.

For we know that true life

comes after death

so passing through

this veil of flesh…


It’s not the end

so rejoice and be glad

that we made the best

of the time we had

by coming to know

where Yahweh exists…


Eternal life, that dwells within

It’s a new beginning

It’s not the end.


– Alysia Bradford



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