Rena Clark, age 96, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born in Clifton, TN on March 8, 1924, to Matthew & Hattie (Porter) Churchwell. She married Jimmie Clark on October 18, 1952, and he preceded her in death on October 3, 2010 .
Rena was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Hattie Churchwell; three sisters, Verble Thompson, QZ Wade, Delama Dixon, four brothers; Louis Churchwell, Lonnie Churchwell, George Churchwell and Calvin Churchwell. For many years, Rena played piano for Muskegon area churches and sang with her siblings. She loved spending time with family and friends. Rena loved people, and she never met a stranger.
Rena worked at Lakos and was a Foster Care Provider for many years in her own home. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and Christ Temple Apostolic Church.
Rena leaves to cherish her memories two sons; Pastor Jimmie (Rachel) Clark, Charles (Ruby) Clark both of Muskegon, one daughter, Kusie (Kenneth) Smith of Grand Rapids; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 11:00am - 5:00pm. A public Celebration of Life will take place when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.
Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
"Rena was an incredible person I was fortunate to know and work directly and indirectly with. She took impeccable care of her residents and they all loved and respected her. I personally will remember all of the fun we had when she did so much to help in my classroom. God has a special place for Rena.
John E. Peterson
Retired ABE-DD Teacher
Muskegon Public Schools"
"Granny was one of the most amazing people I got to experience in my life and am glad her great granddaughter Trinity got to experience many memories with her as well. My condolences to the family. She will always be in our hearts"