Our loved one, Janet Clay Bernard, passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 31, 2021. Janet “Tuffy” displayed many beautiful attributes. She was supportive and had a giving spirit, but the most outstanding attributes were the love and kindness she always showered upon her family and friends.
Janet was born in Burlington, North Carolina in Alamance County on November 6, 1959. She was the only child born to the late Geneva Russell Clay and Calvin William Clay. Janet moved to Washington, DC during her high school years. In 1976 she graduated from Cardozo High School located in Washington, DC. After high school, Janet gained employment at the U.S. Department of Navy and worked for over 25 years. She retired from the U.S. Department of Navy in 2015. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. They were the highlight of her life. She always spoke highly about her daughters and grandchildren and was extremely proud of all of them.
Janet Clay Bernard was married to John Edward Bernard in 1979 in Washington, DC. Janet was preceded in death by mother Geneva Clay, and father Calvin Clay, and husband, John Bernard. Janet leaves to cherish her memory, her three loving and devoted daughters Jawana Clay, Janeshia Jones (Will), Janna Bernard; six grandchildren Jaliah Bernard, Jaydon Bernard, Korey Snowden-Clay, Jayda Brown, Justin Jones, and Jasmine Jones; two brothers Jarvis Price (Dinah) and Calvert Price; one sister Shelia Wheeler; one uncle Howard Russell (Edna) and one aunt Dora Russell who were always a part of her life, and a host of relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
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