Mrs. Barbara Jean Lyons Clark


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


A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Jean, affectionately known as “Mama Jean,” was Martin and Mary Lyons’ daughter.


Jean was a Christian and a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, Kingsport, for over 50 years and served in many ministries. She retired from Sears Roebuck. 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, Jeanna Davis Blanco; three grandsons, Ricardo “Ricky” Lyons, Joey Razon, Reginald E. (Roberta) Davis; twenty-three 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 Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 1:30 pm from Central Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until the hour of service. Pastor Perry Stuckey will be officiating.

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