It is with deepest respect that Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mrs. Joann Dorsey Clark, 92, of Union Springs, Alabama. Mrs. Clark, a retired public school educator, passed away peacefully October 2, 2019.
The Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from the sanctuary of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Lewis, pastor.
The Message of Celebration was delivered by her son, Pastor Abraham H. Clark. Interment followed in the St. James Baptist Cemetery of Wetumpka, Alabama. Mrs. Clark lay in repose at the church one hour prior to Celebration of Life Services.
Public visitation was held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home. The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to support the Clark family with End of Life Services.
My name is Joann P. Dorsey Clark. I was born January 4, 1927 to Bud Golden and Alice Dorsey Webb. At an early age I gave my life to Christ and joined the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. I was reared by my mother and grandmother who exposed me to God and to music.
I attended Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery and furthered my education by earning two B. S. degrees: one from Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University in Tailoring and the other in Elementary Education from Alabama State Teachers College, now the Alabama State University.
I also received a Master’s degree from Auburn University. My first teaching assignment was with the Pike County School System. It was during this time that I met and married my late husband of 50 years, the Rev. Dr. A.B. Clark. My next assignment was with the Bullock County School District where I retired in 1985.
I enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, traveling, shopping, and playing music. I was preceded in death by my grandparents, parents, husband, seven brothers and a son, Harold T. Clark.
I leave to cherish my memory and legacy, a daughter, Anita Clark-Fitzpatrick and a son, Pastor Abraham H. (Theresa) Clark, daughter-in-law, Zaydell Clark; grandchildren: Roderick Marquise, Allison, Japera, Ororo, Ayanna, Alex, Abraham, Dawn, Vincent, Virgil, Angel, Sonia, and Sarah; fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; siblings, Doris Bowe, Wetumpka, AL, Ella Ruth (John) Jackson, Columbus, Ohio, Bud Lee (Pearl) Golden, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cecil Golden, Columbus, Ohio, together with many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members, Carl (Yvette) Ivy and the Howards.
I praise God for each of you.