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Death in our diocesan family: Norma Jean Clark

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Norma Jean ClarkWith sadness we share the news of the death of Norma Jean Clark on March 1, 2021, the week before her 89th birthday. She was the mother-in-law of Canon Margo Peckham Clark.

Born in Dothan, Alabama she was a faithful, devoted, kind wife, mother and grandmother. Described by many as “the sweetest person you’d ever hope to meet,” she loved the Lord, her family, and Alabama Crimson Tide football. An icon of steadfast perseverance, she maintained hope throughout a life that contained many hardships.

She was predeceased by two of her sons, Bruce Harold Clark and Winifred Harold Clark, Jr. as well as her beloved husband Winifred Harold Clark, Sr. She is survived by many friends and family including her children and grandchildren Kirk Clark (and his family), Maria Clark (and her family), and grandson Harold Eugene (Harry) Clark.

Canon Clark and her son Harry suggest that donations may be made in her honor to the “Winifred Harold Clark, Jr. Prize in Anglican Missions and Social Justice” at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.

Condolences may be sent to Canon Margo Peckham Clark and Harry Clark care of Episcopal House, 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death, we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven. Lord, grant eternal rest, forever in the radiance of your light. Amen.