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Joyce F. Clark
July 1, 1942 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Joyce Fay Clark, fondly called Mother Clark, was the daughter of the late John and Eva Jacobs. She entered the world on July 1, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. The
youngest of three children, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Barbara Wardlaw and James Tibbs.
Joyce received her formal education in the Baltimore City Public School System. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in 1960. At an
early age, Joyce played the clarinet and was part of Dunbar’s Marching Band. She also studied and spoke French. Joyce furthered her education by attending Greater
Baltimore Medical Center Nursing School and Baltimore City Community College, earning her Associate of Arts Degree. Joyce was employed at University
of Maryland Hospital Obstetrics Unit. She was a diligent and hardworking employee who served the University of Maryland for 28 years until her retirement
on July 1, 2004.
Joyce was joined in holy matrimony to the late Gilbert Allen Clark, and they were blessed with two children, Scharbette Francine Clark and the late Eva LaWanda
Clark. Mother Clark was baptized into God’s eternal family on July 10, 1952 at the Southern Baptist Church. She served as an active member of the Junior Usher
Board from July 1950 until February 1960. In later years, she became a member of the Pastor’s Aide. In June 1982, Joyce moved her membership to Grace Baptist
Church. She briefly served on the Pastor’s Aide and was in good standing in the Senior Ministry until her death.
Joyce memories will always be carried in the hearts of her loving and devoted daughter – Scharbette F. Clark; granddaughters – LaKebra A. Clark and Brittney
Johnson (Aaron); 7 great-grand children; nieces – Jacquetta Jackson and great- nieces – LaToya Whitt and Dominque Lampkin. Great-nephew Jermaine Boston.
Goddaughters (whom she considered as her daughters and son) – Karol Alston, Bloncette Banks, Shirley Brooks, Darlene Evans, Beverly Haynes, Barbara &
Larry Hazzard, Deidra Pitts, Wanda Scott, Cassandra Snider, Mailaka Udoro, Lisa Wilkins and Shari Williams; cousins and friends (whom she considered as her
sisters) – Sandra Dorsey, Louise Flamer, Dorothy Frazier, Charlotte Harriet, Betty Jean Jones, Mozella Smith, Ledell Swann, Janice Tibbs, Louise Tucker and Mary
Walker; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.