Sondra McCrary Clark
Funeral services for Sondra McCrary Clark will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 am at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. Officiating will be Reverend David Hastings. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Sondra McCrary Clark was born on January 20, 1947 in Kilgore, Texas. She died on April 21, 2012 as the result of a tragic automobile accident. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 45 years, Layne Andrew Clark, Sr.; her sons, Layne Andrew Clark, Jr. and Cullen McCrary Clark; her daughters-in-law, Lisa Porter Clark and Katie Best Clark; her grandchildren, Layne Andrew Clark III, Chloe Elizabeth Clark, Cullen McCrary Clark, Jr. and Anna Kate Clark; her brother, Jerry McCrary and her sister, Charlotte McCrary Riddell. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Eugene McCrary.
Sondra graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. She lived in Ruston all of her adult life and adored the town, the surrounding area and the many friends she made throughout the years. Sondra was an avid reader all of her life. She also enjoyed movies, crossword puzzles, needlework, entertaining and baking. Her family and friends reveled in her wonderful cookies, candies, cakes and breads. Sondra also loved to travel and visited 47 states and Europe with her sister-in-law and dear friends.
Her greatest joys on this earth were her relationships with others. She was a cherished daughter and wife, a devoted mother, a loving sister, a doting grandmother and a loyal friend. Sondra was an active Christian who sought to serve God in all endeavors. As a breast cancer survivor, she worked tirelessly for the American Cancer Society and assisted others in their personal battles against cancer. Charitable work was always a priority. She supported many charities including DART, the Methodist Children’s Home and Easter Seals. She and her husband also supported many local and international Christian missions.
Her love of baking grew into a ministry of its own. After so many did so much for her when she was fighting cancer, she was determined to give something back. After her recovery, she began baking loaves of banana bread for all the people she visited. Her “Banana Bread Ministry” touched many, bringing love and encouragement to those who were sick, lonely or grieving.
Pallbearers will be F. J. Armond, Clark Canterbury, Bobbie Clark, Wes Clark, Hollis Downs, Jerry Houston, and Jeremy Tate.
Visitation will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston on Friday April 27, 2012 from 5 until 7 pm. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that charitable donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com