Clara Sue Grayer was born on February 6, 1941 in Athens, Texas to John and Geneva Caldwell. At the demise of her mother in 1944, she along with her brother Roland, were raised by their grandparents Columbus and Clara Wilson. It was through her grandmother; she learned the fear and admonition of the Lord. Through her home teaching Clara Sue confessed Christ at an early age. For those who knew her, she was “Sue” and to others she was “Clara Sue”
As a youth, Clara Sue developed a love for music. Her love for music was exhibited by learning how to play the piano. Through dedication and perseverance, she was able to show her talent by rendering music for Sunday School at the Mt. Providence Baptist Church in Athens. In 1958, she graduated from R.C. Fisher High School in Athens, Texas. Clara Sue went on to further her education at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. At Prairie View, her love for music grew even more. Clara Sue was a four-year member of “The Concert Acapella Choir”, with a trained voice she was known as a coloratura soprano. Clara Sue completed her studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Clara Sue met the love of her life Vayron Grayer in Athens, Texas. They married on June 15, 1963 and to this union a son was born, Varden R. Grayer.
For 38 years, Clara Sue was an academic educator teaching music. She taught at Kerens ISD, Van Velck ISD, and retired at Temple ISD. Through music Clara Sue touched many young lives.
Clara Sue was a devoted member at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Temple, Texas. She served as a faithful choir member, she was part of the Naomi Circle, and served as the Sunday School musician. She was faithful in all capacities until her health failed.
On January 3, 2021, Christ called Clara Sue from labor to reward. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Columbus and Clara Wilson, parents John and Geneva Caldwell, and husband Vayron
Clara Sue leave to cherish her memories; her son Varden R, Grayer (Chandra) of Temple, Texas, grandson Vaderik J. Grayer of Temple, Texas, and great grandson Brodrick J. Grayer of Waxahachie, Texas. One brother Roland Caldwell (Willie) of Houston, Texas, two nephews Steve Caldwell (Sherva) of Pearland, Texas, Chris Caldwell of Stafford, Texas and a host of other relatives and special friends.
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