Mrs. Gladys Thomas Clark

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Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys T. Clark of Southerfield Rd. Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Bethesda Baptist Church with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gladys L. Bryson Clark was the youngest of four children born to Major and Mattie Bryson on July 3, 1921 in Americus, GA.  She was educated in the Americus public school system and graduated from A. S. Staley High School.  She continued her education by attending Albany State College where she was a basketball player.  After graduating from Albany State, she began her teaching career in Plains, Georgia. She was also the Girls Basketball Coach. Later, Mrs. Clark started teaching in the Americus School System.  Most of us remember her from her time at Eastview on the 5th Grade wing and teaching in the Reading Lab.  While employed as a teacher, she also received her Masters from Atlanta University.  Mrs. Clark retired after over thirty years as an educator, then taught Adult Education for nine years.

Mrs. Clark was active in many community organizations around Americus. The Ministers Wives and Widows Organization was near and dear to her heart.  She was happy to give her time and resources to help the community and city. Sister Clark was a lifelong member of Bethesda Baptist Church, where she was very active until her health started to fail. 

Mrs. Clark passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Annie L. Weaver and Emma Woodbury, two brothers: King Bryson and T. C. Bryson, and her husband the Rev. E. L. Clark.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who loved and appreciated having her in their lives.

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Louise United States
11/21/2017 6:21:24 AM #

My condolences to the family. The almighty promises at (rev.21:3,4)that he will do away with all things that cause us pain and suffering even death. I am so sorry for your loss.


E Blair United States
11/21/2017 3:37:18 PM #

To family and friends my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one in death is very painful and Almighty God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) says he will swallow up death forever.Isaiah 25:8 His Son Jesus promised that there's going to be a resurrection of all those in the grave and they will hear his voice and come out. To learn more about God's promises and the resurrection hope,please visit I hope you will find some comfort in the hope of the resurrection found in the scriptures.


Sara Clemons United States
11/21/2017 4:40:33 PM #

Dear Family,
       No one else can feel your pain and sorrow,(we all mourn in different ways),but sometimes knowing other care about you and share your loss my be a source of strength and courage to you.How comforting to know that when death claims one of our loved ones,others feel our pain,especially our Heavenly Father.That is why he gives comfort and encouragement from his word the Bible.(Psalm 34:18) reminds us that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted...
       May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is resting safely in Jehovah's limitless memory.


Juanita (Bryant) Burwell United States
11/23/2017 2:06:50 PM #

To: Gladys Thomas-Clark Family,
   I missed you since 5th grade when you use to make me stand at the black board to figure out Math problems and sometimes for the whole lunch period.  Will miss you dearly.  

                            Love Always,
                                 Juanita (Bryant) Burwell


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