Obituary for Clifford "Vosie" Clark
Clifford Levosier Clark (Vosie) was born in Savannah Georgia on January 18, 1952, to the late Mildred Truell Clark and Albert Clark Jr. After a life of serving and honoring God faithfully, the Lord saw fit to call Clifford home on February 15, 2018. He was 66 years old.
Clifford along with his brothers, moved to Boston with their mother in the 60’s. Never leaving or forgetting his southern roots Clifford would return for visits to Savanah throughout his childhood and adult life in order to remain connected to his birth place and extended family. It was in Boston, however, where he made his lifelong friends and there were many.
You may not have known him by his birth name, as there was no shortage of nicknames for our dear brother. You may have known Clifford as Clark, New Year, Newly, Slim, Cliff, Cliffy or his family nickname Vosie. Or perhaps you simply knew him as dad, uncle, bro or sugar bear. No matter how you knew him, we all shared a special bond with him which can never be broken.
Clifford was educated in the Boston Public School system and was employed in several jobs over his lifetime. He was a dedicated worker in whatever job or role he took on in his life and many of his employers remained connected to him even after he left their employ or became physically unable to work. Clifford loved good music, good food, good company, westerns and old 70’s movies.
Cliff was a self-educated mechanic and carpenter and could always be found sharing his knowledge and skills with anyone who expressed a need.
Clifford loved life and lived it well. Growing up in a home where God was the Father and head of the household, Clifford knew the Lord and was baptized and became a member of Peoples Baptist Church at a young age. In 2002 after several years away from the church, Clifford recommitted his life to Christ and came back to Peoples Baptist Church where he sought to become a Kingdom man. He served diligently in any way he could and on Sunday morning could always be found in the parking lot greeting worshippers with a big smile and making sure that everyone’s car was parked in an orderly fashion. He was the first face many visitors saw, and he made sure that no one had to wait to get in or out of the parking lot. This ministry of love was in no measure a small task. He made sure all the cars were parked and then he would slip into the back of the Church for worship service and when you came out he was there ready with your keys in hand facilitating an easy exit from the crowded lot.
In 2008, after losing his first wife to illness, Clifford met and married Nancy Louis. Nancy and Clifford began their new life together and in addition to being the father of three children, he became step father to Nancy’s children as well. He loved his family and tried his best to be a good husband and father.
In 2009, Clifford suffered a life changing accident that left him a quadriplegic. Though this life altering accident would have sent most into a state of depression and self-deprecation, Clifford never wavered and would be the first to tell you, “There is nothing wrong with me. I mean my legs don’t work, but my brain is fine and one day the good Lord is going to heal me. “ Clifford not only exercised his faith in words by always giving honor and his will to God, but up until his homegoing he attended church every Sunday unless illness or weather prevented it.
Clifford is preceded in death by his first wife Rosa Clark, mother Mildred Truell Clark, and father Albert Clark Jr.
Clifford is survived by his wife Nancy Louis Clark; children, Kessen Greene, Charnee Greene and Maurice Rash; step children William Harvey Jr., Qwaneke Louis, Calvin Louis and Coynee Miller; grandchildren Kamaii Greene, Mandel Louis, Javell Louis, William Harvey III, Caiden Louis, Javon Kilgoe, Maddox Louis, and Quinton Louis; siblings, Robert Clark, Richard (Gail) Clark, D’Anthony Clark, Myra (Herman) Kinds and David Blake; 3 loving aunts, Laura Truell, Vera Blake, and Iris Truell; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be A viewing on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at Peoples Baptist Church, 830 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118.
Final disposition: St. Michael Crematory, Boston, MA.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home.