July 7, 2007 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201
CLAYTON LAVOUSE TEDETON Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Clayton Lavouse Tedeton, age 75, will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 9, 2007, at The Pentecostals of the Twin Cities in West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Sellers, Rev. Leonard Sapp, and Rev. Jimmy Masters. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe, LA. Clayton was born on June 7, 1932 in Pleasant Valley, LA, and passed away on July 5, 2007 in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents: Rosa and Marvin Tedeton; grandson, Easy "Tee" Tedeton; and, three brothers: Marvin Tedeton, Jr., Holly Hayes Tedeton, and Gary Tedeton. Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Patsy Jean Calhoun Tedeton, of West Monroe; daughters: Deborah T. Davis and husband, Donald, of Pleasant Valley, Pamela T. Savage of Calhoun; son: Byron "Kirk" Tedeton, Sr. and wife, Pamela "Sue", of Pleasant Valley; granddaughter: Brandy Lynn Davis; and, grandsons: Byron "Kirk" Tedeton, Jr., Patrick Michael Savage, and Brian Francis Savage. Clayton was called home to be with the Lord shortly after midnight on July 5, 2007, after suffering a stroke on July 1, 2007 while working in his flowers at his home in West Monroe. As was his nature, Clayton fought strongly, with his loved ones by his side, right until the Lord called him home to receive his reward and to be with those loved ones who had gone before him. Clayton was a graduate of Calhoun High School, and was recently voted at this class reunion to be that school's "Best Basketball and Volleyball Player". He served with the Marine Corps in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Clayton was the founder of the "Miracle II" Products. After many years in business as a rental property owner and brick distributor, Clayton was called of God to surrender his life to God's work. In July, 1981, God revealed to Clayton the formulation for the "Miracle II" Products. From the day he gave his life to the Lord and to His work until the day he died, Clayton walked closely with the Lord and served Him as a strong,vocal, uncompromising messenger of the Power of God to save, change, and heal people throughout the world. Clayton touched the lives of countless people worldwide through his ministry, testimony, and steadfast service to God. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family extends a very sincere and heartfelt "thank you" to the staff of the SICU at St. Francis Downtown Hospital for their compassionate care of their father during this very difficult time. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Kirk Tedeton, Jr., Patrick Savage and Brian Savage, his son-in-law, Donald Davis, his brother-in-law, Robert Calhoun, and his nephew, Jay Calhoun. Honorary pallbearers will be the extended family of "Miracle II" Products. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Family and friends are invited to a reception celebrating the life of Clayton Lavouse Tedeton immediately following graveside services on Monday, at The Miracle II Plant.
May God Bless Clayton's family and extended family.