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Carnecia Clark


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Carnecia Clark Obituary
Dr. Carnecia Clark, age 64 of Gary, IN, departed this life on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was born February 23, 1952 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Howard and Gussie (Vandiver) Clark. Dr. Carnecia Clark affectionately known as "Connie" accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Pulaski Middle school and was a 1970 graduate of Roosevelt High School. She attended and graduated from Wilberforce University, OH where she earned a Bachelors Degree. Later in life she earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University and a second Masters Degree from IUPUI in Social Work. In 2008 she matriculated a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Clark was an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Northwest and at the time of her death a Social Worker with the Gary Community School Corporation where she was employed for over 20 years. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and an active member of St. Luke AME Zion church. Connie enjoyed singing and was a member of SWV (Saints With A Vision), Voices of Love and Born to Die choir. She was the 1st runner up of the Miss Black Indiana pageant in the early 70's. Connie is preceded in death by mother and father Howard Clark and Gussie Fornteze, maternal grandparents, Janie Vandiver Jackson and John Henry, paternal grandparents, Eva Mae Thomas and Howard Clark, Sr. and Godson Johnny Gray . Left to cherish her memories: Goddaughter, Carnecia Whiteside of Gary, IN, special cousin Darline (Frank) Curtis of Ypsilanti, MI, God grandson, Carlos Walker II of Xenia, Ohio Godsons, Jeff Swargerty (Jennifer) of St. Paul, MN and Kyler Clark of Elkhart, IN and longtime friend Jacquis Sistrunk of Gary, IN and a host other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be will be held at 11:00am, Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. Luke AME Zion, 1300 Jackson Street Gary, IN 46407 with Pastor Donald James, officiating. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held 9:00am-11:00am, April 22, 2016 at the church. Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will be held at 10:00am.
Published in the Post Tribune on Apr. 20, 2016
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