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Viola W. "Teddie" Clark

January 1, 1948 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 70)

Mrs. Viola W. Williams Clark, 70, transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 2:07 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic.

            Mrs. Clark was affectionately known as “Teddie”.  She was born January 1, 1948 in Youngstown.  She graduated from North High School in 1966.  She was employed by G.E. and then Delphi Packard Electric, retiring in 2001.  She later became a licensed certified child care provider, until her illness.

            Viola was a former member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church, where she sang in the Silver Trumpet Choir.  Later she became a faithful member of Christian Bible Baptist Church, where she served as a trustee, treasurer, custodian and sang in the Trinity choir. Viola was a life member of NCNW (National Council of Negro Women).  She was genuinely passionate about taking care of children, her family and helping anyone that needed her help and/or care.  She loved shopping, playing bingo, bowling, dancing and traveling.

            Teddie was the Madea, the matriarch of the family.  Even though strict to most of us, she was best known for her unconditional love and gracious giving heart.  She could brighten up any room and brought so much joy and happiness to many people.

            She leaves for us to forever cherish her beloved memories, her husband, Martin K. Clark; her son, Michael K. (Keisha) Clark; brothers, Samuel H. (Irene) Williams, Thomas Williams Robert “Bobby” (Loretta) Duvall all of Youngstown, and Robert (Dianne) Duval of New York; sisters, Carol (David) Williams Taylor, Diane (Oscar) Duval Smith, Kimberly (Michael) Williams all of Youngstown and Darlene Duval Traylor of Marilyn, OH;  4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola Vivian Darden; her father, Herman W. Williams; godmother, Pinkie Lee Johnson; nephews, Tony D. Darden, Samuel Herman Williams Jr., and her aunt, Helen Corn.

            Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. both at Christian Bible Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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