Okolona- A service celebrating the long and wonderful life of Nancy Livingston Clark will be held at 11 AM Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Okolona Presbyterian Church with Bro. Jimmy Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4 PM – 7 PM at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 AM – service time on Friday at the Presbyterian Church. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is honored to be assisting their friends. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Lou (Livingston) Clark went to be with her Lord on April 14, 2017, Good Friday. She was an active, well liked resident of Masonville Place Senior Living in Coldwater, MI where she resided for the last year.
Born in 1925 in Athens, MS (Monroe County), Nancy grew up on a farm in Starkville, MS, the 4th of 5 children born of Maud Roberts Livingston and Earnest Albert Livingston. Her brothers: James Livingston of Starkville, and Bo Livingston of West Point and her sisters, Mary Montgomery (Blackie) and Jewl Reynolds of Starkville have preceded her in death.
Nancy attended Starkville High School, graduating in 1943. On September 21, 1944, Nancy joined the Cadet Nurse Corp and began her life dedicated to the art and practice of nursing. She left her home in Starkville at the age of 18 for an intense 30 month training program at Baptist hospital in Birmingham, AL. While in training, she met and married her husband of 64 years -Dr. Lloyd Henry Clark, DMD of Louisville, KY.
After the war ended, Nancy and Lloyd moved to Louisville, KY where she started her career as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a floor nurse, surgical nurse and obstetrics nurse at the Norton Infirmary while her husband attended dental school at the University of Louisville.
In 1957, the family moved to Okolona, MS where Lloyd started his dental practice. Nancy worked with Lloyd as a chairside assistant but missed nursing so she soon returned to her chosen career. She worked at the hospital in Okolona for many years eventually becoming Director of Nursing. She also worked as the director of nursing in West Point, MS, was a school nurse in Okolona and joined the health department as a staff nurse.
Nancy was encouraged to further her nursing skills by her medical director at the health departments and she did so by once again going to school in Alabama to receive her certification as a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner. She worked in this role for the State Board of Health in several counties in North East Mississippi. Nancy retired but could not stay away from nursing for long. She ended her career as an R.N. working at the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona into her early 80’s, finally retiring for good to care for Lloyd when he became ill.
Nancy was a member of the Okolona Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon and Elder for many years.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and husband. She is survived by her children: Rebecca Irene “Becky” Clark of Louisville, KY, Dr. Bruce Lloyd Clark, DVM (Vicki) of Coldwater, MI; two grandchildren, Jarret Livingston Clark (Olivia) of Louisburg, KS, and Joshua Martin Clark (Lindsay) of Mt Juliet, TN; 4 great grandchildren, Cora Madison Clark, Adrian Symes, Liam Symes, Alora Symes, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nancy lived by this verse: I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
In lieu of flowers, Nancy’s memory can best be served by helping a neighbor, mentoring a child, entertaining a senior citizen, spending time with someone less fortunate, just making a difference in another person’s life. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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My family and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the Clark family. May the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 bring you some comfort and hope during this time of grief.
Submitted by Lori on Apr 22 2017 07:32:35 PM
May the "peace that surpasses all understanding" give you peace at this difficult time. Philippians 4:6
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