Claire Iris Sledge

Claire Iris Sledge

February 18, 1953 – March 27, 2021

FUNERAL SERVICE following CDC guidelines: Saturday, April 3rd at 2pm at the West Center Chapel.

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Claire Iris Sledge was born on February 18, 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Melba Miers and Arthur Cross.  She departed this life on March 27, 2021.  Claire was baptized at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a very young age.

Claire graduated from North High School in 1971.  She was a wife for over 25 years to her former spouse, Claude Sledge Jr.  Claire worked for the Omaha Police Department for over 15 years.  During her free time she would read, give tips on health and wellness, play softball, collect family pictures, and sign up for Corporate Cup Runs.  She also was a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.  Although she worked long hours on her days off, she enjoyed planning various outings with her children when they were younger.  She enjoyed taking them to the parks, out to eat, and other special places.

Claire was preceded in death by her parents, Melba and Harry Miers; biological father, Arthur Cross Sr.; sister, Candace Miers “Candi”;  brothers: Harry Cross (Tyrone), Louis Henderson Sr., Sellwyn Cross; niece, Melba Latrice Miers; and grandson Christian Sledge.

Claire leaves to cherish her loving memories: sisters: Bonita Hyde (Johnny), Patrice Gunter, Cheryl (Henderson) Dickinson, Tracy Miers, Sheryl Homes; brothers, Rev. Sedrick Cross, Arthur Henderson (Cross); daughters, Crystal Sledge, Catrina Sledge; son, Clifton Sledge (Jayrita); grandchildren: Quincy, Nathaniel, Ciara, Chauncy Fisher, Clifton Jr., Christopher, Clara, Chase, Chiara, and Cardi; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the many kindness shown, phone calls, prayers and cards. We are truly grateful and thank the Lord for friends and loved ones in our time of sorrow. Thank you to Heffey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler.
-The Family-

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on the day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:6-8


  • Rev. Ralph Elwyn Gaines Posted March 30, 2021 6:22 pm

    My dear family I pray God give you all comfort during this time you are going through right now. God will see you through this. I love you all and I will continue to keep you all in prayer. Cousin Claire was an angle here on earth now she has her wings in glory.

  • Anna Mitchell Posted April 1, 2021 5:27 pm

    My deepest heartfelt Condolences to the Sledge family , Miers and Cross.I will always remember your Beautiful bright smile, the lessons you thought me in your last days “priority”. You will always be a remarkable and phenomenal woman” Mrs Sledge, Rest in peace. Crystal, Cliifton , Catrina praying for you and with you. Love ya.

  • Claudette R Sledge Posted April 2, 2021 12:29 pm

    To Crystal, Clifton, Catrina and Family
    Thinking of the you all as you celebrate your mother’s remarkable life, there is a light at the end of the road and now she will be at peace love you.

    • Crystal Sledge Posted April 2, 2021 7:10 pm

      Thank you

  • Rosetta Davis Posted April 2, 2021 4:55 pm

    Claire and I worked at the Omaha Police Department. When she arrived to work her smile would brighten up the room along with her sense of humor and her healthy eating. We would share many family stories about her children and my family. Truly she has earned her “Crown”. The legacy that she has left behind let it continue to glow with everlasting love.

  • Roberta Cross Posted April 3, 2021 12:55 pm

    We are praying for the family there and here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sherly Holmes, Sedrick and Roberta Cross and all of her nieces and nephews’.

  • Shona Flack Posted April 3, 2021 1:06 pm

    Crystal and family – so deeply sorry for your loss. I know it’s been extremely hard on all of you. Keep the memories of your Mom alive to get you thru the coming days.

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