Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
Major Clora, Jr.
President & Director
Major Clora, Jr. is the President and Founder of the Clora Funeral Home with three locations, Detroit-East, Detroit West, and River Rouge, MI. Major became the youngest funeral home owner in the state of Michigan in 2008. Personal service, the hallmark of his business sets Clora Funeral Home a part in a highly competitive industry. The Clora Funeral Home has become one of the nation’s premiere funeral homes.
With the philosophy that a funeral service is more a celebration of life than a mourning of loss Major has an innovative approach to serving bereaved families. He embraces traditional and creates unique tributes for families to celebrate their loved ones. At the Clora Funeral Home, Major’s compassion for families exudes, yielding him as a leader in his industry. His zeal for community service has transpired into the launch of Community Days to the surrounding neighborhoods where he partners with community agencies to provide resources and food baskets for those in need.
He is a strong proponent on the value of education and the vast opportunities’ that it can afford one. He has established the Clora Funeral Home Scholarship which is awarded to students who are majoring in the sciences field. A graduate of Cass Technical High School and Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science. Major was the second African American to serve as class president of the School of Mortuary Science.
He believes firmly in his faith in God and is a member of Second Ebenezer Church. Major is also an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Jennifer M. Ward
Jennifer M. Ward is a licensed funeral director and a proud graduate of Wayne State University – Mortuary Science School. Jennifer started out as an intern at Clora Funeral Home in 2009 and has thoroughly enjoyed it since day one.
Jennifer also holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in Physiology and a Masters in Health Education from Wayne State University. She is very passionate about providing quality service to families and really enjoys connecting with the community.
Aside from funeral service, Jennifer has a niche for arts and crafts and does hand lettering and custom chalkboard art. She loves enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Ursula B. Woodruff- Harris
Ursula B. Woodruff- Harris has been a Licensed Funeral Director for over 30 years and is a proud graduate of the Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science. She is passionate about helping others and honored to serve families in their time of need.
Ursula also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, a Master’s Degree in Education and is a certified information technology professional. She uses this skillset in her spare time to tutor children in reading, math, computer technology, and science.
Ursula has been married to her husband Leon for over ten years and together they have a beautiful teenage daughter, India.