Ann Elizabeth Clifton

Ann Elizabeth Clifton was born November 12, 1942 in Bardstown, Kentucky and made Columbus, OH her home in the mid sixties. As an adult, Ann worked several jobs in the public sector and retired from Franklin County Children Services in 2007, after 22 years of service as a Community Service Worker. After retiring, she worked as a loving Foster Parent for the last twelve years. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went.

Ann was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She leaves to cherish her memories seven children: Rose Knorwood (Will), Joyce Williams-Ford (Richard), Donald Williams (Lisa), Roslyn Clifton (Roderick), Sharon Clifton, James Clifton (Monique), and Michael Clifton (Erica), all of Columbus, OH. She especially loved her role as Nana, Grammy and GiGi and leaves 37 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Ann had several sister-like friends that she cherished dearly and a host of nieces and nephews.

After a courageous battle, Ann’s journey came to an end on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The James Cancer Hospital of Columbus. Preceding her in death are her parents Alonzo Guthrie and Sarah Greene and loving grandmother, Beatrice Robinson.

In addition, Ann was a member of the Eastern Stars and a longtime member of The Moving Ladies Social Club for many years.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Christian Valley Baptist Church, 3330 Scottwood Rd.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park

Condolence Messages

  1. Gloria Washington

    Prayers for the family I’m gonna miss you miss and phone calls when I come back from vacation telling me you better Stay out them countries I know you got family and friends Waiting on you Don’t you Gladys and Dorothy be up there cutting God bless

  2. To the Entire family of one so loved, Honored and respected, The Lord of heaven sees the pain and tears and will comfort, strengthen and give peace to the broken hearted now and the following days, God will supply with his tender love holding you in his arms.

  3. Sincere condolences to the Clifton Family. You all have been such a blessing to my family and we are heartbroken that we won’t get to hug and laugh with Granny Annie anymore. My baby girl Avery shared a special relationship with Granny Annie and I am just thankful she got to spend time with her before her transition. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Granny Annie’s loved ones, family and friends. She will truly be missed.

  4. To the Clifton family ,I hope you know that heaven gained an angel on June 22 2019. She is gone from this Earth but still remains in our memories and in our hearts forever. I ask that God comforts your hearts and eases your sorrow.

  5. “May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of underserved kindness,comfort your hearts and make you firm”.2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  6. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Clifton family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) It is not God’s purpose originally for mankind to grow old, get sick and die. To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love, Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  7. Sharon I am so sorry to read this. Please contact me.

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