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

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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