ALBANY-Funeral services for the late Mrs. Georgia Clark, 84, 1112 Duke Lane, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Palmyra Nursing Home will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from the Second Mount Olive Sports Complex, 103 Dewey Street, Albany, Georgia with Pastor, Rev. Lorenzo L. Heard, officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Memory Gardens, 120 Old Pretoria Road, Albany, Georgia. Her remains will lie in state at the complex Thursday from 12:00 noon until the service hour. The family of Mrs. Georgia Clark will receive relatives and friends at 1112 Duke Lane, Albany, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Georgia Mae Hill Clark (Gramp Gramp) was born on April 7, 1930, in Parrott, GA to the late Mr. James and Mrs. Ethel Hill. She was the oldest daughter of thirteen children. Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
She was educated in the public schools of Terrell County GA. Early in life she joined the Macedonia Baptist Church in Parrott, GA and after marriage she later moved her membership to Crawford Grove Baptist Church in Dawson, GA. Upon moving to Albany, she joined the Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Dorothy Lodge #76 Order Of Eastern Stars in Albany, GA.
Georgia was widely known in her community for her baking skills as she worked at “The Bakery” in Albany, GA for many years. Her “Pound” cakes were very popular as many relatives and friends asked for the recipe. Her words “it’s not the recipe, it’s the preparation”.
Georgia also worked proudly as a maid cleaning houses for many years. Mrs. Fendiya, an elderly German-American woman was Georgia’s favorite client. The racial tension in the south didn’t come between them as they bonded a friendship that lasted a lifetime, spending many days in the den watching soap operas instead of working.
Georgia was married to Rev. Clinton Clark, Jr. for 66 years and to this union two children were born. Both children, John T. Clark and Brenda Faye Clark Johnson preceded her in death; and one adopted son Alonzo Clark of Detroit, MI. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Rev. Clinton Clark, Jr., daughter-in-law Dr. Bonnie Mitchell Clark, MD, of Lexington, KY, two brothers Mr. Jim Hill of Albany, GA and Mr. Sam Hill (Basil) of Jacksonville, FL. Three sisters Ms. Betty Jean Lewis, Mrs. Ethel Walker (Joe) of Albany, GA, and Ms. Laura Banks of New Jersey. Eight grand-children, Kevin D. Clark (Cheryl), LaMonica Clark-Anderson (Eddie) and Clinton S. Johnson all of Albany, GA, Darius (Dee) Harpe (Leonia) of Jacksonville, NC, Meredith D. Clark of Durham, NC, Jonathan Clark of Tallahassee, FL, Mrs. Nikkia Williams of Atlanta, GA and Mrs. Denecia Ford of Albany, GA. Sixteen great grand-children, A God daughter Ms. Myrtle Jackson, a God grand-daughters and two God grand-sons, WyKesia Jackson, Theopulis Jackson and Terrance Wilson. A lifelong friend Ms. Louise Collins. Special neighbors, Mr. Paul & Mrs. Eddie Dunbar and Na’Keisha Tyson.