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Juanita Clark

Birth Date: May 16, 1952
Death Date: July 18, 2017

Juanita Clark, 65, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side.
Juanita was born May 16, 1952, in Augusta, Georgia, to Larry and Susie (Jenkins) Brown. She married Pastor Dr. Ray Clark on December 31, 1972, in Augusta, Georgia. Juanita was a member of Baptist Bible Church where she organized and led the praise team and participated in various bible studies city wide. She volunteered with the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Also one of her favorite past times was to sit down and read the Bible, as well as a good book.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Pastor Dr. Ray Clark; her three children, Solomon David (Deona) Clark of Wilmington, DE, Daniel Stephen (Afryea) Clark of United Kingdom and Leah Ray-nita (Ernest) Baker of Crest Hill, IL; her mother, Susie Brown of Augusta, GA; 13 grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, D’Hasia, Daniel Jr., Danielle, Genesis, Esaias, Dulani, Deylon, Ronin, Angelique, Veronjanae and Ernest V; three sisters, Kathy Bush of Memphis, TN, Delores Sittig of Los Angeles, CA and Dorothy Brown of Augusta, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father; four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Juanita Clark will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Riverside Baptist Church 1250 W Mound Rd, Decatur. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Baptist Bible Church.
The family of Juanita Clark is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

Visitation
July 26, 2017
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
July 27, 2017
11:00 am
Riverside Baptist Church
1250 W. Mound Rd. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I am so very sorry, Ray! I just heard of Juanita's home-going. My prayers are with you and your family. Ray (Page) Burow

  2. Tarsus Bible Baptist Church
    2907 General Twining
    Lake Charles, LA. 70615
    We the members of Tarsus Bible Baptist Church want the family of Juanita Clark to know that our hearts are with you as we gather to bid a christian goodbye to a wife, mother, and grandmother and a woman of faith.Juanita Clark grandmother of D'Hasia Clark who is an active member of our church and willing helper to Christ.
    To the family, we know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great, but we want you to know that we share in your sorrow, but more importantly, we recognize that this loss is Heaven's gain.

    Tarsus Bible Baptist Church Pastor Patrick Broussard, The Elders and members humbly sent on this day July 26, 2017.

  3. To the entire family of Juanita Clark, may I send my love and tell you that I am praying for you. I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that she is rejoicing in the very presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What a tremendous reunion is ahead. We are praying that the Lord will comfort and sustain you. Our sorrow is real. However, it is not at all like the sorrow of those who have no hope. What a difference the Lord Jesus makes! Much love, Michael Peck

  4. Sister Clark loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a faithful witness for Him, even during her months in the hospital. She is now in heaven with Him – this knowledge brings joy in the midst of sorrow.

    May God richly bless Pastor Clark, Solomon, Daniel, Leah and all the rest of the family during this time of sorrow.

  5. Juanita Clark was A GREAT GRANDMOTHER TO MY DAUGHTER D'HASIA CLARK. ALSO, A GREAT MOTHER N LAW TO ME IN THE PAST. SHE WILL TRULY BE MISS. SHE WAS STRONG… A PRAYING WOMAN… A GOD FEARING WOMAN.. NOW SHE IS AT PEACE… REST NOW. PASTOR CLARK U HAVE MY SYMPATHY… I CANT IMAGINE HOW U FEEL. LEAH, SOLOMON & DANIEL U ALL HAVE MY SYMPATHY. BE STRONG FOR YALL DADDY.
    RIH JUANITA CLARK…

  6. To The Clark Family,

    I have many fond memories of Juanita. She was a special friend to me. She will truly be missed. We hope that God will comfort your hearts during this time of grief and may her love for God continue to live on through you all.

    Elvis & Sheila Dodd
    Biloxi, MS

  7. To the entire Clark Family,

    Please know that our Sympathy and prayers are continuing to go up for you all. DC and Family, also be aware that even when you return to England, If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. Be it a short moment together or a long conversation. I will make myself available. Pastor and First Lady Jacob.

  8. My condolences to the whole Clark family, in the passing of Sis Clark. May you find the peace of God and the comfort that only He can give. Love and prayers to all.
    Matthew Vaughn

  9. I will miss Sis Clark's testimonies, her sharing her love for the Savior and His faithfulness, her smile and her singing praises to the LORD. I know she's probably singing in heaven as I write this. She will be missed but it is far better to be absent from this world and present with the LORD! Love from your sister in Christ-Annette Lane.

  10. It is with much sorrow that I express my condolences to Pastor Ray and family.
    My memory of Juanita is that she was always with Ray close bye. There was no doubt who the love of her life was …Jesus first…but Ray second! She always like to pick on me and kid with me and Jacki. She truly enjoyed people. Jackie and I will truly, truly miss her. God's comfort and strength be with Pastor Ray and family.
    In Christ,
    Robert and Jacki Anderson
    Colonial Baptist Church, Baltimore

  11. When my wife and I first relocated to ATL to attend Bible College, it was the Clarks (Ray & Juanita) who took us under their wings. That was back in 1977. We have been close friends since that time. Our hearts were saddened at the news of Sister Clark's passing away. We are assured that she is in the very presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will miss her openness, frankness, jovialness, and pleasant smile. Pastor Ray and family, be encouraged! We are praying for you. God bless.
    Pastor Aaron & Sister Ledora Lavender

  12. My prayers and thoughts are with you as always I love you my big brother
    Your sister Brenda Clark – Davis & Family. San Antonio Texas

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