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Joanel Terry Clark

Joanel Terry Clark left this life December 21, 2015 and was reunited with her husband David Lowell Clark to joyfully live in the

presence of Jesus, their Savior. Joanel and David were married April 1, 1961.

They were blessed with two surviving children, daughter Gayln Von Perry and husband Emmett of Overland Park, Kansas; son, Paul

Lindle Clark and wife Kristy of Keller, Texas. Three grandchildren, Anna, Andrew and Aaron Perry also of Overland Park. While she had

no natural siblings, she claims Patricia Clark Dunn as sister.

Paul’s twin Lowell Scott Clark died at birth Joanel was also predeceased by mother Elsie Dandridge Terry and father, Thomas

Terry. Grandparents, Lela and Logan Terry, Savanna and Jimmy Dandridge.

Joanel, except for a few years prior to her marriage when she lived in Dallas, has been a lifelong resident of Ennis. While living in

Dallas she was employed in advertising and public relations. Shortly after her marriage she began employment with the Selective

Service Agency and served both in Ennis and Corsicana. When that agency was phased out she transferred to the Social Security

Administration where she retired in 2004.

David and Joanel introduced Ennis to pizza when in the late 60s, they opened and operated “The Pizza House” located in the

old Ennis State Bank Bldg. While there they formed lifeline friendships.

She served as a volunteer with the Art Council, Midlothian Conference Center In Midlothian for a number of years and cherished

the friendships and adventures that organization offered.

Her passion was prison ministry and served with a team who ministered to various women’s prison units in Gatesville. She and

David were among the first to minister to TYC incarcerated youth in the Marlin Facility. She continued in the ministry with friends

after David’s homegoing.

She loved to travel with her husband and continued with family when she realized the dream of a lifetime by visiting Greece.

Baylor Baptist Church was her church home and, how she loved that church family!l

She enjoyed the friendships developed and laughs shared with the Coffee Group.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of her life will take place on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Roberts, Wayne Stewart, Ronnie Spellman, Freddie Santos and Jerry Cook.

Isaiah 40:31 They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run

and not be weary, shall walk and not faint.”

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Hospitality House “Prison Ministry”, 912 10th Street, Huntsville,

TX 77320 thehospitilityhouse.org


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