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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Barbara "Mama Jean" Lyons Clark remembrance

Barbara Jean Clark, 87, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 and is now in the presence of the Lord.

A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Jean, affectionately known in the Riverview community as "Mama Jean", was Martin and Mary Lyons' daughter.

Jean was a Christian and a faithful member of the Central Baptist Church, Kingsport for more than 50 years, serving in many church ministries.  She retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company.  Jean was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Clark, Jr.;  daughter, Kimberly Jeanne Clark;  one sister, one brother, five sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Ann Davis;  son, Sidney (Delia) Lyons;  six granddaughters, Angela Edwards, LaSonya (Jamie) Johnson, Kathy (Lenzie) Williams, Vickie (Bryan) Queen, Tonya Lyons, and Jeanna Davis Blanco;  three grandsons, Ricardo (Ricky) Lyons, Joey Razon, and Reginald E. (Roberta) Davis;  23 great-grandchildren;  numerous great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Martha Davis, Frances Graves, Constance Clark and Barbara Ann Smith;  one brother-in-law, Steven (Peggy) Machen;  one Godchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  

Services for Mrs. Barbara Clark will be conducted on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 1:30 PM from the Central Baptist Church in Kingsport.  

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until the hour of service.  Pastor Perry Stuckey will be officiating.