Lessie Pearl Pitts Clark, beloved daughter of the late Luther Pitts and the late Annie Mae Brown Pitts of Silverstreet South Carolina was born on Wednesday, January 1, 1936 in Newberry County. She entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at her home in Newberry.
Encouraged by her family, she began pursuing her faith in God at a early age. As a youth, she attended the St. Vaughnville Baptist Church where she was very active and later joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church where she was very active in several organizations. She was once very active with the Eastern Star until she joined and became active with JehovahWitness.
During her 87 years of life, she impacted a vast number of people. When faced with an incurable illness she was able to have a positive outlook. She would often say, I can't complain and God/Jehovah has been good to me. For many, this was her best quality, her determination in the face of adversity and her steadfast positivity. She will be missed by all.
Affectionately known as "Pearl" by family and close friends was a graduate of Drayton Street High School in Newberry, SC and received a certificate in Office Administration from Parker Gray Business College in Alexandria, Virginia
Pearl's career started as a secretary at Rueben Elementary School for many years and later as a teachers assistant in the Newberry County School District. Pearl also worked with special needs and disabled children. Pearl later retired to nurture and loving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Cedric L. Clark. Pearl leaves behind three sons to cherish her memory. Kenneth E. Clark Sr (Lisa) of Lexington, SC, Joe D. Clark, of Landover, MD, Luther L. Clark of Landover, MD. She also leaves her adopted son Eddie Ossou, a God Son, Randy Alexander. She leaves behind the loves of her life, her precious grandchildren and great-grand children. Brandon Clark, Kenneth E. Clark Jr (Stephanie), Cartez Smith, Evan Clark, Terrell Clark, Tyler Young, Devyn Clark and Karl Fields Jr., Asher Smith, Jupiter Clark, Indra Clark, Niemah Jones-Clark and Traci Burton. She leaves behind four special nieces, Trina Singley, Patricia Phyall, Michelle Smoot and Beverly Brown Chapman (Melvin). She also leaves three nephews, Randolph Smith, Michael Scott and James Wilson. Pearl also leaves her dearest friends, Mary Alice Hill Sims, Barbara Ann Fuller Faulk, Roberta Jacobs Glymph Adea Barcelo (Grandchild), Jaikalyn Barcelo, DeMarcus Barcelo, Fabian Barcelo (great-grandchildren) and many other family members.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. For those wishing to view the Funeral Service Live Stream, click here.