Obituary of Joel Matthew Clifton
Joel Matthew Clifton, a lifelong resident of Slidell, passed away on March 9, 2020 at the age of 40. He is survived by his wife Kristina “Krissy” Clifton. He was the beloved son of Grace Helen and Robert S. Clifton and loving brother of Robert L. Clifton (Alicia). Joel is the devoted uncle to Alannah Kelley, Ian and Beau Cotten; son-in-law of Cynthia Cotten and Jeffery Cotten; brother-in-law to Kevin P. Cotten (Ashley), and grandson of the late R.L. and Florine Lott and Joe and Wilma Clifton. He also leaves behind many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He graduated from Slidell High School with the Class of 1998 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Joel was employed by Behavioral Specialists of Louisiana. He loved woodworking and the great outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Slidell, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested in Joel’s memory to Louisiana B.A.S.S., a statewide Louisiana high school fishing club where 100% of the donations go to kids. It is located at 5444 Hwy 44 in Gonzales, LA 70737. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo plant a tree in memory of Joel Clifton, please visit Tribute Store
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