Clarence Mark

Published 2:42 pm Friday, May 5, 2017

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble” (Psalms 46:1).

Clarence Mark was born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Angie, to the late A. C. Mark and Gladys Burrell Lewis. He was the third child of the family. Clarence departed this life on May 1, 2017.

He attended Wesley Ray High School. Clarence was employed at Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans as a transit operator for 33 years, and as a chief of security supervisor at Southern University in New Orleans for 28 years.

Clarence was baptized into the Baptist faith at a young age at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Angie. After relocating to New Orleans, he later united in Catholic faith at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where he was a faithful and dedicated member.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife of 60 years, Lonna Moses Mark; one daughter, Cheryl (Gerald) Perkins of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Clarence Mark Jr., and Craig (Tina) Mark of Orlando; four grandchildren, Christia, Josiah (Kayla) Perkins and Jaden and Kaleey Mark; two brothers, Jesse (Alice Faye) Lewis of Angie, and Rayford Mark of Tylertown, Miss.; two sisters, Eveda Clayborne of Angie, and Rachel (Joe) Campbell of Denver, Colo.; three aunts, Lillie Bell Crumedy of Baton Rouge, Rosaline Abram of Stateline, Miss. and Ora Mae (Sherman) Peters of Slidell; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Cedric Mark; parents and other relatives that were influential in his life and upbringing.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 8, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in New Orleans, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Angie. The Rev. Sidney Burns officiated.

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