Margaret Elijah Clark
Margaret Elijah Clark departed this life on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Orlando, Florida at the age of 82. Daughter of the late Virginia Scurry Elijah and Robert Lewis Elijah, Sr. Beloved wife of Willie J. Clark Sr. Loving mother of Yvette Merkison, Willie J. Clark Jr., Karl S. Clark and Reginald E. Clark. Proud grandmother of fifteen and great grandmother of eleven. Sister of Willie Mae Morris and Robert Lewis Elijah Jr. Margaret is survived by her daughter in law, four sisters in laws, one brother-in-law, her ride or die. Hungerford High School Class of 1957 are invited to attend the Celebration of Life honoring Margaret Elijah Clark on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at New Hope Baptist Church, 274 Capen Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789.
Margaret Elijah Clark was born on September 17, 1939, in Monticello, Florida. She was the first child born to the late Robert Lewis Elijah, Sr. and Virginia Scurry Elijah. Margaret accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was educated in the Orange County Public School System and graduated from Hungerford High School, Eatonville, Florida in 1957.
She was united in Holy Matrimony on September 29, 1968, to Willie J. Clark, Sr. Together they raised four children, Yvette Elijah Merkison, Willie J. Clark, Jr. (June), Karl S. Clark (Sonya), and Reginald E. Clark.
Margaret resigned from Sunland Hospital, Orlando, Florida in 1968. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and sister- in- law. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, painting and crafts. Margaret was called to eternal rest on October 20, 2021.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, 2 brothers: James Elijah, Albert Lee Elijah Sr., 2 Sisters: Evelyn Elijah, Joann Davenport,
1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memories, her husband: Willie of 53 years, her daughter: Yvette, Sons: Willie Jr., Karl and Reginald, 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 sister: Willie Mae Morris, 1 brother: Robert Lewis Elijah, Jr. (Susan), 1 brother-in-law: Harold Clark (Marise), 4 sisters-in-laws: Barbara Reathy, Annie J. Gaines, Susan Elijah and Rosetta Elijah, Special friends: Geneva Simmons and Rosalie Pitts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Grandma I will miss you here on earth you have such an inspiration to me and my family, Thank You God for allowing our worlds to be entwined. See you again. Love You!!! Rest Easy!!