NEWPORT NEWS -
Lillie Williamson Clark died peacefully, Dec. 7, 2008, in The Gardens at Warwick
Forest, where she had been a resident for eight years.
She was born in Nakina, N.C., 101 years ago, and was a former resident of Lake
Waccamaw, N.C. She resided in Newport News since 1951. She was a member of
Parkview United Methodist Church, where she was active member in the women's
organizations. She was a homemaker and avid gardener. Her last vegetable garden
was at age 89. She shared the vegetables, shrubs and flowers she grew with
family, friends and neighbors.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Walter Bruce Clark; her
daughter, Bettie Clark Riggs; her son, Bruce A. Clark and his wife, Delores; her
three brothers and sister, Willie, Herman, Clifton Williamson, and Bessie
Stevens; and stepgrandson, Thomas Wroten.
She is survived by her son, Paul Kenneth Clark and wife, Patricia; sister,
Thelma W. Best of Whiteville, N.C. and sisters-in-law Ruby Williamson
(Wilmington, N.C.) and Verna Williamson (Lake Waccamaw, N.C.) Her surviving
grandchildren, Cassin Riggs (Jane), Paula Riggs, Daniel Riggs, Peggy Riggs
Sexton (Alan), Nora Clark Edwards (Kevin), Robyn Clark Carey (David), and Andrea
Clark Chesney (Jeffery). Great-grandchildren surviving Lillie, Adrian Riggs,
Martha Sznoluch, Elizabeth, Robert, Paul and Christopher Riggs, Nicole Edwards,
Michael Edwards, Adam and Eric Sexton, Stephen and Thomas Carey and Victoria
Chestney; stepgrandchildren, Brenda Grose and Brian Wroten;
great-great-grandchildren, Madeline Lawson and Anna Riggs; step great-
grandchildren, Asher Higgs, Zachery, Alan and Malissa Grose, Aubrey and Azure
Wroten. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, followed by
visitation at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News. Burial
will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 , in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
The family extends sincere thanks to the staff at The Gardens of Warwick Forest
for their care during Lillie's stay there, especially to Shirley High, who cared
for her longer than anyone and showed special concern for her well being.
Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home � Denbigh Chapel, 12893
Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA. 23608.
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Daily Press from 12/10/2008 - 12/11/2008.