Services for Jerry Paul Clark will be at 11:00a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Greater New Hope Baptist church, 620 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA. Pastor Vincent Parker will be officiating.
Jerry Paul Clark was born to the late Lawrence and Vergie Mathews on August 12, 1944, in Pineville, LA. He transitioned from labor to reward on December 3, 2021, at The Lexington House surrounded by his wife, other family members, and friends.
Jerry was educated in the Rapides Parish School System and attended Peabody High School. He was also a valued employee of Weise and Goldring Department Store where he worked very hard to secure the welfare of his family whom he loved early until his health started to decline.
Jerry was baptized at an early age and was a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church for many years and often times visited New Scott Olly Baptist Church with Bishop Lynell Smith. After meeting the love of his life, Earline, he joined Greater New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert M. Butler and now Pastor Vincent A. Parker, where he served as vice-president of the trustee Board, Deacon, and Brotherhood and Senior Choirs. Jerry worked diligently in all positions until his health failed.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Johnny Mathews, three (3) children, Ronnie Johnson, Renee Jackson, and Applise Williams. Jerry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Earline Clark, (4) sons, Jerry King of California, Frederick Stevenson (Valerie) of Atlanta, Ga, James Stevenson (Gailine)of Oakland, California, and Jerome Stevenson of Mesa, Arizona, (3) daughters, Monique Milton and Tiffany Milton of Alexandria and Belinda Hammond (Marvin) of Fayetteville, South Carolina, (2) brothers, Lawrence Mathews and Willie Mathews of Alexandria, LA, (2) sisters, Shirley Hunter of Alexandria, LA and Mary Samuel of Baton Rouge, LA (8) grandchildren, RaShonda, Kayla Newton, Frederick McNeal, Kasey Newton, Rikki McIntosh, Adrian Brown, Erin Stevenson, and Jace Stevenson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.