Clarence James "C J" West Sr.
August 22, 1947  -  November 15, 2018

Clarence James "C J" West Sr.

Clarence “C J” West Sr., age 71, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, LA at 5:04 p.m. A resident of La Place, LA and native of Gonzales, LA. He received a Batchelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from Southern University and a Master's degree in theology from Kenner Christian Theological Bible College. He was a former teacher at Gonzales Primary, East Ascension High School and was presently teaching at East St. John High School in Reserve, LA. Survived by his wife, Cherry Knight West; four sons, Clarence James West Jr., Noel Joseph White IV, Ularn Weden Claiborne Jr., and Micah Elsel Claiborne; sister, Tamara Bell and husband, Sidney Sr.; three brothers, Percy Bell and wife, Jenella, Curtis Bell, and Anthony Bell; and seven grandchildren, Noel Joseph White V, N’dya White, Nela White, A’yaree Claiborne, Taraji Claiborne, Harmonie Lewis, and Calvin Stewart Jr. Preceded in death by his father, James West; mother, Rose Mary Bell; stepfather, Charles Bell Sr.; sister, Catherine Bell; brother, Rev. Charles Bell Jr.; and grandmother, Melvina Bureau Pipes. He was a member and elder at Greater Impact Christian Church in Harvey, LA. The family would like to acknowledge the Pastors of Greater Impact Christian Church, Apostle Felton Williams Sr. and Prophetess Dionne Williams for their support and loving care at this difficult time. Please visit the online guestbook.


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  1. Rosa Mae Desselle
    Garyville, LA

    To my sister and your sons, earth has no sorry that Heaven can not heal. Love you all so much.

  2. Doris Lee Johnson
    Laplace, LA

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Hold on to
    God's unchanging hand.

  3. Sid Joseph
    Baton Rouge, LA

    With deepest sympathy, may God Hold you

  4. Mr.Aaron Knight Jr.
    Kenner, LA

    My condolences to the Family. God bless an take care of this family. God has called his child to come home. Rest Mr.Clarence James West Sr. We love an will miss you!
    Love your nephew,
    Mr.Aaron Knight Jr.

    Edgard, LA


  6. Faith Kimble
    LaPlace, LA

    Earth has no sorrow, that Heaven cannot heal. Rest Well Mr. West, You Were 1 Of A Kind!

  7. D’Auntrenae Alvis
    Laplace, LA

    May preyers go to the West family keep y’all head high and keep preying🙏🏾🤞🏾😘

  8. Cheryl Whitley @ ESJP
    Laplace, LA

    Mr.West get your rest. Our crew at East St. John Elementary would get together and we had a good time laughing and working. Rest in Peace.

  9. Kayley
    Laplace, LA

    Praying for the West family as they go through this difficult time!

  10. Patricia Foster-Nicholas
    Laplace, LA

    Keeping your family in my prayers, GOD HAS NOT FORGET, He Loves You, and He CARES!

  11. Joyce hargrove burbank
    Gonzales, LA

  12. Elizabeth Thompson
    Kennet, LA

    So sorry to hear of his passing. I loved speaking with him whenever I saw him at the different schools. He was a man of God and will be missed. Prayers for his family.

  13. Schendlyn Payton
    Gonzales, LA

    Praying for my family

  14. LaTisha Payne
    Laplace, LA

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the family and friends..R.I.P. Mr. West

  15. Ja’Meisha Young
    , LA

  16. Jessica Young
    Laplace, LA

    Praying for the family R.I.P Mr.West

  17. Avis Lightfoot
    LaPlace, LA

    My condolences to you and your family. May God continue to bless and keep you, My 🙏🙏🙏 are with y’all! 😘

  18. Eric Hancock
    Anniston, AL

    God bless and keep the family in this time of sorrow. Mr. West was a highly valued coworker and friend.

  19. Min. Sheila Jacobs
    Chicago, IL

    Sending my Condolences to the Family of Clarence West, Sr. Praying for you all.

  20. Dewanda Smalls
    New Orleans, LA

    Momma West you have my deepest sympathy. I'll keep you and the family in prayers. He was a sweet, kind, caring and loving person...

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