Celebrating the life of....Beulah Mae Thompson Clark
August 18, 1943 - August 23, 2021
Family Gathering: 16 Rotary Circle
Public Visitation: Friday, August 27, 2021
S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services
110 Highland Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360
Graveside Service: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Holly Hill Memorial Park
401 W. Holly Hill Road, Thomasville, NC 27360
2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Reverend Beulah Mae Thompson Clark is the seventh child of the late Joe and Mary Gibson Thompson. She was born on August 18, 1943. Beulah was the first daughter born after six sons, so she would always say I was a special “daddy’s girl.”
Mother Clark received her formal education in the public school of Clarendon County. She graduated from the Historical Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton, South Carolina. She graduated with honors in 1962.
After graduation, she moved to Newport News, Virginia. Also, she lived in Mamaroneck, New York and Baltimore, Maryland.
On December 10, 1966, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Furman Clark.
Mother Clark worked as a CNA in Davidson and Guilford County for many years.
At an early age, she was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost and joined Mt. Hope Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas, under the leadership of the late National Mother Annie Whack. During her tenure at Mt. Hope F.B.H. Church, Mother Clark was sent to represent the church as delegate at several of the church conventions.
The family moved to Thomasville, North Carolina in 1969. Mother Clark joined Zion Tabernacle F.B.H. Church in May 1969 under the leadership of Elder H.H. Medlock. Mother Clark served as Church Clerk, Vice President of the Senior Missionary Department, Jr. Missionary President, H.Y.P.U. President, a member of the Mothers Board, Spiritual Choir and the Pastor’s Aide. Reverend Clark was called into the ministry and received her local license under the leadership of the late Elder Marshall A. McCoy, Sr. Later, she was ordained and appointed as District Evangelist. Mother Clark was a faithful and loyal member of Zion for fifty-three years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. Joe Thompson and Mother Mary Thompson, husband Mr. Furman Clark, daughter Ms. Pamela Clark, Brothers Elder Willie Thompson, Mr. Albert Thompson, Mr. BW Thompson, Mr. Joe Thompson and Deacon Robert Thompson.
She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters Daphne (Tommy) Jenkins of the home; Valerie (Perez) McClary of Trinity, NC and Yolanda Clark of Hampton, VA. Two sons James Clark of Chicago, IL and Justin Clark of Miami, FL. One brother Mr. Morris (Louise) Thompson of High Point, NC, three sisters Mrs. Loretta (Ernest) Washington, Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Adell (Samuel) Johnson, Thomasville, NC; Mrs. Rose (Eddie) Bogier, Spartanburg, SC; sister-in-law Mrs. Marilyn Thompson, Seat Pleasant, MD; Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her best friend, who was always there to check on her and lend a helping hand her dear sister “Adell” niece Patricia and nephew Melvin, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family.