Errol S. Clemons 1965-2022

YOUNGSTOWN — Errol S. Clemons, known as “EP” and “Errol the Pearl,” 56, of Youngstown, transitioned from this life to his Heavenly home Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Errol S. Clemons was born Sept. 23, 1965, the first-born son to Audrey Watkins and Chester Guinyard; he was also reared by Thomas G. March.

Errol was a graduate of East High School in 1984. Errol ran track for East High School and was listed in the State Championship Hall of Fame. Errol also ran track for the Youngstown Striders. Errol served in the United States Army and worked at Friday’s restaurant as a short order cook, at Donavitos Restaurant in Struthers and other various companies in the Youngstown area. Errol was a member of Holy Temple Church of COGIC as a youth. Errol enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, as he was an avid fan. He also enjoyed watching track, football and basketball, game shows, cooking, music and spending time with his family and friends.

He leaves to mourn his passing, but rejoice in his eternal peace, his mother who was by his side, day and night, Audrey Watkins; four daughters, Tia Haynes (Alsalum) of Powder Springs, Ga., Natasha Clemons of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Camryn Scott and Special Hall of Youngstown; a goddaughter, Shakela Clark; three brothers, Stacy, Thomas March (Rosemary) and Tara Clemons; eight sisters, Louester Britt, Gloria Guinyard of Titusville, Fla., Julia O’Neil (Almos) of Louisiana, Candace Watkins, Lucinda Watkins and Rose Watkins of Youngstown, Leslie Womack (Ronald) of Liberty and Stephanie Harvey (Jerry) of Youngstown; and four grandchildren that he loved and adored, Leyah Taylor and Meyah, Nia and Alia Lee; seven aunts, Joyce Watson and Gloria Studymine of Youngstown, Althea Whitfield of Rochester, N.Y., Joann Lumpkin (Michael) of Titusville, Fla., Constance Bailey (Eddie) of Jacksonville, Fla., Latoyia Kelly of Warren and Donna Birch of Youngstown; seven uncles, Nate Jones and Reginald Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., Keith Clemons of Baltimore, Md., Berkley Whitfield of Daytona Beach, Fla., Martella Moore of Lawty, Fla., Calvin Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla. and Calvin Kelly (Tracie) of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ernestine Whitfield and Ernest Gene Clemons; and great-grandparents, Mamie Watson, Estelle Clemons and James Clemons; aunt, Beverlie Kirkland; a brother, Chester Guinyard Jr.; stepfather, Richard J. Watkins.; stepbrother, Richard Tyrone Watkins and Valarie Watkins. Special friends, Mattie Mitchell, Carol Ware, Alexis Harris, Gladys Taltoan, Joel Moses and Ann Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.

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