Claibourne Willis Whaley

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Claibourne Willis Whaley was born to Brenda Whaley and James Strong Jr.

Claibourne finished high school and began to take up many different jobs in the labor industry. He loved to play basketball, play cards, and he also loved to go shopping, as well as being a great role model for his daughter.

Claibourne will truly be missed by us all.

Claibourne is preceded in death by his father, James Strong, Jr.; brother, Kyle Ramsey; uncle, Delmar Felton; aunts, Avis Whaley, and Wanda Bryant; and grandparents, Willis Whaley, Jr., and Betty Felton.

Claibourne is survived by his mother, Brenda Whaley; fiancé, Rhoneeca Cox; daughter, Raniyah Whaley; brother, Delmar Whaley; sisters, Princess Whaley, Tamika Ramsey, and Montoya Jenkins; uncle, Robert Harshaw; aunts, Vanessa (Charles) Scales, and Renelle Felton; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Public Walkthrough Viewing 1:00pm followed by a Private Visitation at 2:00 PM and Private Funeral 3:00 PM Thursday, September 2, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending my love and condolences to Clai’s family. He will truly be missed❤He was a great man with a big heart. I am blessed to have known him…

  2. My sincere condolences to the family of Clai he was a great guy and a good friend.
    May God give you peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time of losing your loved one. May God Bless you and comfort you always.
    Brenda Mosley

  3. Our cincere condolences to the family of Clai behalf of the Walker family at this time of your losing him.He will be be remembered and missed… from Deborah and William Walker.May peace be with the family

  4. We give our sincere the family of Clai on behalf of the Walker family at this time of his Passover.From Deborah and William Walker.May peace be with the family

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.


    You were like a big brother to me an are friendship was starting to grow more an more u will never be forgotten by me an im never gone to forget the one on one talks an laughs we shared at the table when we get together u was a real an outspoken man just seems like u out of town some were or at home chillin with your daughter that u love to talk about see u when i get to heaven some day❤

  7. Rest in peace Clay! I will make it a point to be a positive influence in the life of your daughter as she grows and take her journey through this life that we have! I know she loves you very much and looked up to you and I will make sure that she continues to know that you love her.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you.

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