Clifford Meadows was born August 25,1953 in Cusseta, Georgia to Willie Joe, Sr. and Nina B. Meadows. He matriculated through the Cusseta Public School System. While growing up he was a High School Basketball star known as “Fluke.” Cliff accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he served as an usher and Sunday School Teacher. In 1972 he graduated with an Associates Degree from Columbus Area Vocational School. He continued his education with Columbus Area Vocational School through September 1973, graduating with a job offer with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. He accepted and moved to Newport News Virginia. That same year he met his future wife Alice. Cliff and Alice were married July 22, 1978. Cliff was affectionally known as Pop or Pop-Pop. Pop loved music, entertaining family and friends, grilling because “y’all know he cooked the best steaks”, beating his brothers and others at horseshoes and spades. When he wasn't working, he could be found on his favorite couch watching Lifetime movies or westerns. He was a devoted member at Grays Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee, Treasurer and a member of the Male Chorus. Cliff also led various projects to maintain the church. Cliff was proceeded in death by his parents and twin siblings Joe Louis and David Meadows.
Left to cherish his love and memories are his wife of 44 years Alice M. Meadows; daughters, Tara R. Lycurgus “Ladybug”, Veronica Watts, Alicia Silver; sons, Michael (Kellee) Meadows “Jr.”, Michael Willis, , Chris Hinton, Jeremy Lambert and Lamont Farrackan; Grandchildren, Dante Barnes “Junebug”, Jasmine Lycurgus Truitt “Big Gnat”, Elvira Negron “Cricket”, Nya Lycurgus-Truitt “Lil Gnat” Treyleesa Dickerson “Butterfly”, Melia Silver-Randolph “Mosquito”; Siblings, Larkin Meadows, Marva (Tyrone) Ellis, Willie Joe Jr. (Cheryl) Meadows, Godfrey Meadows and Mable Meadows; Paternal Aunts, Annie Pearl Robinson “Aunt Shug” and Alberta Baker “Aunt Tot” and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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