Mrs. Clyde B. Temple, 102, of Greenville, an angel on earth, received her heavenly reward and wings on May 15, with a welcome home “thy good and faithful servant”. Born November 7, 1919, in Dewey Rose, GA, to Marion and Bernice Brown, Clyde moved to Greenville, SC, where she lived happily for 80 years.
Clyde was predeceased by her beloved husband, John “Snook” Temple, Jr.; and a sister, Libby Cordell, who lived to be almost 101 years old.
She is survived by her son, John K. Temple, III (Susan) of Anderson, SC; and grand dog, Cadet AKA Junior.
She was always very quiet about what she did for “her people” and her church family at Christ United Methodist. She wanted no recognition for her service, as it came from dedication and commitment to her heavenly Father. Clyde truly displayed God’s commandment for all of us – to love one another.
Fiercely independent, Clyde drove in Greenville until age 94 and maintained her home past age 95. She worked in her yard past dark and would only use a push mower with a pull cord. Her son had to return a battery start mower. Patience was not one of her many virtues. Now that Clyde is home with the Lord, the yards in Heaven are even more beautiful thanks to her care.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt love and thanks to Magnolia Estates of Elberton, GA (five years), Home Instead of Anderson, SC (two years) and Interim Hospice (one year and 9 months). All your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated.
“I’ll love you forever; my Mama Clyde you will always be”. Never forget her famous last words “I love you the most”.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m.. Burial will be held in Graceland West at 3:00 p.m..
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 901 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville SC 29611 or the charity of one’s choice.
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