Tuesday, 25 January 2022 13:15

Annie Ruth Kirk Clarke

Annie Ruth Kirk Clarke went to heaven on Monday, January 24, 2022 after residing at Envoy of Lawrenceville for five years.
She was born May 15, 1930, the daughter of Hinda Jones Kirk and Luther Bascom Kirk in Dundas, Virginia. She married the love of her life, Lloyd Emerson Clarke on April 16, 1951. She and Lloyd worked side by side at the family business, Clarke’s Department Store in Lawrenceville until his death in 1982. She and her daughter, Christie Clarke Hales, ran the store together for a number of years. She worked as office manager at the Brunswick Times Gazette until her retirement at age 75. She was a member of Lawrenceville Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 40 years. Mrs. Clarke is survived by her children, Ruth Anne Clarke of Chesapeake City, Maryland, Christie C. Hales (Gil) of Lawrenceville, and Mark Lloyd Clarke and his special friend, Deborah Smith of Richmond; her grandchildren, Daniel Clarke Mason, Wyatt Ranft Mason, Lannie Kirk Hales, Nicholas Clarke, and Haley Clarke. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Dennis Morgan, John Richard Kirk, and Virginia Peebles. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022 at Lawrenceville Baptist Church followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lawrenceville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 64, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Shani Jones Mathews Monday, 31 January 2022 00:26 posted by Shani Jones Mathews

    To Annie Ruth Clarke's family. She was a beautiful lady with a wonderful sweet smile. As a child, I would go up the street to the store. No matter the day I was always greeted with a smile. Prayers to you all during this time.

  • Comment Link Eleanor Collier Sunday, 30 January 2022 12:38 posted by Eleanor Collier

    My Condolences to the Clark family and Classmate Mark on the passing of your Mother Prayers for all

  • Comment Link Ruth. Meredith Friday, 28 January 2022 12:12 posted by Ruth. Meredith

    To the family of Annie Ruth you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her. God bless you all during this time and forever Ruth Meredith & Family.

  • Comment Link Pam Thomas Thursday, 27 January 2022 08:14 posted by Pam Thomas

    Annie Ruth will be missed greatly. Such a gentle and caring soul and an avid blood donor. She has truly been a good and faithful servant.

  • Comment Link Becky Jones Davis Wednesday, 26 January 2022 14:33 posted by Becky Jones Davis

    Ruth Ann, Christy and Mark, Please know that my thoughts and prayers and love go to you in the loss of your beautiful, loving and gracious mother. I will always remember her with a beautiful smile and loving nature. I am so sorry that I won’t be able to attend her funeral.

  • Comment Link Dr. Elizabeth Burns Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11:51 posted by Dr. Elizabeth Burns

    Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
    You and your siblings are in my thoughts and prayers. I express my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mother, Mrs. Annie Clarke.

    Class of 1974

  • Comment Link Aida Lipton Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11:17 posted by Aida Lipton

    Annie Ruth was such a wonderful person to me. We had so muçh fun together. I will miss her. I am so sorry.

  • Comment Link Tawanda Dugger Wednesday, 26 January 2022 10:58 posted by Tawanda Dugger

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Chirsty, I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs Clark will surely be missed by all.

  • Comment Link Kell Fleshood Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:30 posted by Kell Fleshood

    Annie Ruth has been a part of my entire life. Starting at Lawrenceville Baptist Church. She was such a sweet person. To know her was to love her. She will live through our memories and stories and tears and laughter. I’m glad she is at peace now in the loving arms of Jesus Christ her savior. Sending peace and love to Ruth Anne and Christie and Mark.

  • Comment Link cindy altman Tuesday, 25 January 2022 20:47 posted by cindy altman

    Annie Ruth was the most wonderful, grand, a true lady, cook and beautiful person I have ever known. Christie I am so sorry for your loss. I love and admired your mother so much. I know you will miss her.
    If we could be as kind and loving as your mama, this world would be so much better.

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