Get to know this year’s 40 under 40 winners

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Major Clora, Jr. is the President and Founder of the Clora Funeral Home with two locations in Detroit 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.

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