Cynthia Clark-Johnson, affectionately known to her grandchildren as “Yay-yay,” left this world on the morning of March 7th, 2020, at the age of 69. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Minister Sidney Crespo, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.
A beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt leaves behind a grieving family. Those left behind include sons, Leonard Clark and wife Shawnda and Arthur Clark and wife Marisol; grandchildren, Anna, Simone, and Arthur Jr; great grandchildren, Aniyah and Aliyah; sister, Ruby; and brother, Charlie. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The entire family is devastated by the loss of such a beautiful soul and is grieving deeply. Cynthia is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruby Dugar; and siblings, Thomas, Shirley, Betty, and Delores.
Cynthia graduated from Blake High School, after graduation she attended business school in Kansas City, MO, where she met and married Leonard Clark Sr. with whom she had two devoted and steadfast sons. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO, and Rebirth Baptist Church, Tampa, FL. Cynthia was a consummate hostess. She was an avid cook and enjoyed cooking for friends and family.
She enjoyed reading, seeing her favorite performers in concerts, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her love for music was profound. Some of her favorite artists include Anita Baker, Kem, Phyllis Hyman, Atlantic Starr, and Frankie Beverly & Maze. Cynthia was very compassionate and provided a safe haven for any family members who needed comfort. Although her death was sudden, she was still able to fill her family with joy. Even through her pain, she was able to make others feel love and comfort. Cynthia was a beacon of strength and love for her family, and her loss will be felt through several generations. We are lost without her light.
The remains will repose Thursday, March 12, from 4 - 7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home.
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