Mrs Callie B Clark

October 1, 1922 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 99)


              Callie B. (Goodwin) Clark, born October 1, 1922 in Smackover, Arkansas to Sallie B. (Goodwin) Minor.

             Callie attended school in Smackover, Arkansas. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at the Sweet Home Baptist Church. She was raised by her grandmother, Callie, later moved to California in 1943 at the age of 21.

             After moving to Richmond, CA she united and married her childhood friend Mr. Robert Lee Clark. The two would wed in Reno, Nevada in 1944, when Callie was 22 years old. Robert and Callie remained married for 63 years until his transition in 2007.

To this union there were three children. One son, Robert Lawrence Clark, and two daughters, Dorothy Clark-Lee and Barbara Clark-Offord.

Mrs. Clark joined Providence Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend LaBeaux, later Reverend E. Brock, and currently Reverend A.L. Cobbs.

She was a member of the Gospel Choir and a member of the Mother’s Board until her health started to decline. She was also an active member of the Richmond Branch of the NAACP.

Mrs. Clark was an only child, but she considered her cousin and friend, Johnnie Ray Thompson, her sister.

Callie loved to collect pictures. She often would look through her photo albums and reminisce her past experiences, both in California and Arkansas.

She would love to sing her favorite song “This little Light of Mine, I’m going to Let it Shine”

Callie leaves to celebrate her life, her three children, son, Robert Lawrence Clark of Antioch, CA; two daughters, Dorothy LaVern Clark-Lee of North Highlands, CA and Barbara Delores Clark-Offord of Suisun, CA; four grandchildren, Auterrious Warmsley, Reshawna Clark-Barnett, Lakeshia Evans and Lawrence Groom; Ten Great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; special cousins, Johnnie Ray Thompson, Allie Ann Foster, Vincent Goodwin and Callie Mae Murphy.


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