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Johnny Henry Clarke, Jr.

July 30, 1959 – December 11, 2013

“Nothing can make up for the abseance  of Someone whom we Love…It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap: God doesn’t fill it, but on the  contrary, God keeps it empty and so helps us to keep alive our former communion with each other, even at the cost of pain … The dearer and richer our memories, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. The beauties of the past are borne, not as a thorn in the flesh but as a precious gift in themselves.”

The Clarke, Lewis, Johnson, Teage, Wesley and Pages families are saddened to announce the death of their son, father, grand father, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, Johnny Henry Clarke, Jr. (affectionally called: Boy Johnny). Boy Johnny departed this life on Tuesday, December 11, 2013, at the JFK Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia.  He was employed with the Ministry of Lands and Mines  for thirty three years and work as a senior Mining engineer/surveyor

Boy Johnny was predeceased by his parants; Johnny H Clarke, Sr and Carolyn Clarke and step mother. Vah Yajay Clarke, Sisters; Abegail Gurley Clarke and Esther Peters and brother William Clarke.

He leaves to mourn his loss  sixteen children and twelve grand children, his children’s mothers: Janet Clarke and Rebecca Clarke, Sisters: Joanna Sloculm, Olivia Clarke, Olive Clarke, Elizabeth Sarnoe(Edward), Sarah Smith, Saybinee Clarke and Vivian Musue Eastman, Brothers: Johathan O. Clarke and J. Comfort Clarke(Christiana). Also surviving his loss is a host of Cousins, nephews, neices and friends.


His remains will be taken from the furnal home to the First Presbyterian Church in Gardnersville, Montserrado County on Saturday, December 28, 2013  at 8:30 a.m.

WakeKeeping/Viewing: 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  all tributes will be pay at this time.Funeral Services: 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Interment: The Lewis/Johnson Family Cemetery in Lousiana, Montserrado County, Liberia

J Comfort Clarke(Christiana)          763-516-8363                      
Elizabeth Sarnoe(Edward)             609-540-8996                      
Sarah Smith                                   909-477-6969                      
Marsaydeh Clarke                          763-219-4705                      
Henry Clarke                                  (231) 886-851-588
Joanna Sloculm                              (231) 886-571-413
Precious Clarke                              (231) 888-303-111

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in