Barbara Y. Clark
Barbara Y. Clark

April 4, 1956 - June 15, 2019
Born in Philadelphia
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

BARBARA YVONNE CLARK was born to the late Zelda Yvonne Clark and the Late John B. Clark at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on April 4, 1956.
Barbara was educated in the Philadelphia School System where she later attended high school at South Philadelphia High. Barb would learn during her attendance that she was carrying her first born daughter April, who preceded her in death not even one day after she had given birth to her. This did not stop her eagerness and strong will to continue to go to school and later graduate from South Philadelphia High School in 1971.
In 1972, misfortune rears its ugly head when Barbara sustained a head injury which left her unexpectedly in a coma in which she did not recover for three months. Throughout her recovery, Barb’s struggle to rehabilitation was possible with the support of her (mother) Zelda and nephew Ivin, who both made sure she would have the best of care and back to her old self again!
Later that year, Barb was again blessed with the news that she was carrying her first born son (Marlo). No stranger to mastering motherhood, Barbara once again gave birth to a bundle of joy (her second baby boy) Keith in 1975.
By the year 1981, Barbara, her mother and two sons decided to move from South Philly and make West Philly (The Bottom) their new home. Barbara quickly made friends, partied and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Winter of 1983 Barbara was blessed with a fourth child, a beautiful baby girl with the same namesake as her first baby girl (April). Barbara continued to show her love for children by her strong interaction with caring for her nieces and nephews or it seemed who ever needed a helping hand with their children…you could always count on Barb!
Barbara always showed interest in her family and showing her love for dogs, crabs, playing cards or just cleaning and bleaching everything from the house to the block!
Barb with all her strength began to struggle with deep depression from trials and tribulations of loosing her mother, Zelda and her first born son, Marlo who passed away a day apart in May of 2002 nor did she ever fully heal from the loss of her niece, Tamika Robinson, who was more like a daughter. Barb fought courageously with an ongoing battle with this sickness, with her son Keith loyally caring for her and by her side for 17 years until God called her home on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memory: her two children son, Keith Clark and daughter, April Clark; one sister, Toni Robinson; nephews, Tyrone, David (Bunky) Ivin, and Kenyatta; nieces, Tracy, Terry, Taney, Margo, Valorie, Nikki; four grandchildren, Aquayiah, Quiiyon, Zyon and Alajah; a host of great-nieces and nephews, family and friends.

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Visitation
Terry Funeral Home
1542 N. 56th Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19131
Saturday, July 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Service
Terry Funeral Home
1542 N. 56th Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19131
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 AM
Burial
Merion Memorial Park
Rock Hill Road & Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA US 19004
Saturday, July 6, 2019