Occupation: Jorja has been active in her family’s business for many years, now serving as president of Store Service, Inc. She also serves on the board of directors for Product Sales Inc.. She also served as office manager for Product Sales, Inc.
Academic: Jorja is a graduate of Grand Prairie High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and later received a scholarship to return to study Music Education. She was a long time student and friend of the late Earl Tom Keel, who taught her to share her love of music and singing with others.
She has been active in the Grand Prairie Summer musicals where she has had leading roles and co-produced many shows. Jorja was selected to sing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus for several years. Jorja is the director of the Joyful Hearts, women’s singing group, who have performed across the metroplex.
Public Service: Community service includes past president of Grand Prairie City Council of PTA’s, past president of Grand Prairie Arts Council, past president of Grand Prairie Woman’s Club and founding president of Junior Woman’s Club, Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Young Audiences of Greater Dallas Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Grand Prairie Library Board and a member of Keep Texas Beautiful. She is past president and current board member of LifeLine Shelter for Families, Inc., serving families of homeless children within the Grand Prairie Independent School District. She has served as Chairman of the LifeLine Shelter Freedom Luncheon for many years, which, with the help of the board and the committee has raised more that $250,000 for homeless children and their families in Grand Prairie. She currently serves on the Board of the GPISD Education Foundation. Jorja was the founding president of Kids INC.. (In Need of Clothing), where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She was instrumental in organizing the Grand Prairie High School Alumni Association, where she served as President.
Jorja was recently named Woman of the Year for 2012, by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. and was selected as “Outstanding Young Women of America” two consecutive years, received the Jeri Fischer Community Service Award from the Grand Prairie Council of PTA’s, and was honored to receive the Women In History Hall of Fame Award from Soroptomist International of Grand Prairie in 2010. She was awarded Life Membership to the Texas PTA by the GP Council of PTA’s. She was recipient of Friday Rotary’s Charitable Service Award in 2011.
Jorja is a member of CrossPoint Church of Christ, and has served as a Bible class teacher, member of the praise team, and served on various committees and projects. She served on the Bible Study Fellowship International leadership team for 10 years.
Hobbies include spending time with grandchildren, family, friends, and helping people.
A lifelong resident of Grand Prairie, Jorja has been married to Dan L. Clemson for 41 years. They have three children, Spencer Clemson, Leanna Clemson Garcia and Allison Clemson Allison. They also have seven fabulous grandchildren: Blake Garcia, Cade Garcia, Allie Garcia, Luke Allison, Lane Daniel Allison, Boston Lee Allison, and Madison Clemson. She is the daughter of Ruthe Jackson and the late Vernon Jackson.