Doris Simmons Clark
Doris Simmons Clark began life on July 4, 1941 as the fifth child born to Matilda Wright-Simmons and Ed Willet Simmons. She died December 26, 2008. At an early age she joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Rutledge, and later untied with Smyrna Baptist Church of Madison. Being led by the Holy Spring she recently reunited with the Macedonia Baptist Church family. She attended Pearl High School of Morgan County. She was united in marriage to Rev Franklin D. Clark Sr. in May of 1957. To this union three children were born, of which one preceded her in death, Audrey B. Clark.
Mother Clark was employed at Mack’s Department Store for many years and was later employed and retired from Ingles Supermarket. Upon retirement, her strong passion for helping others led to her employment with Because We Care as an In-Home Care Provider.
She will be fondly remembered for her meticulous mannerisms, overt friendliness, her devotion to missionary service in the church, a vibrant singing voice, and her passion for baking and cooking. She will be deeply missed as a devoted mother, loving companion, gracious sister, and loyal friend to all.
She leaves to rejoice in her memory, two children, Franklin D. Clark Jr. and Phyllis K. Clark-Smith (Anthony); four siblings: Sidney Simmons, Alfonzo Simmons, Raymond Simmons, and Shirley T. Simmons-Johnson; one brother, William H. Simmons, preceded her in death; five grandchildren, Ashley Clark, Adrianne Clark, Arsenio Clark, Alexander Clark and Robert Terrell III; five great-grandchildren, Amijia Clark, Ayana Clark, Alaila Clark, Akerria Montford and Adavion Clark and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
Celebration of Mother Doris Simmons Clark’s life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 31 at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred W. Murray presideing with the Rev. Robert F. Broughton as Eulogist. Interment was in Macedonia Baptist Church.