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Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Clara Mae Okoye

July 15, 1958June 29, 2020
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Clara Mae Okoye, 61, of Phoenix, passed away on Monday, June 29th in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on July 15, 1958 to the late Samuel and Annie Whitson in Moulton, Alabama. She attended high school, and then furthered her education at JF Drake State Technical College. On March 14, 1980, she married Ike Okoye in Huntsville, Alabama.

Clara enjoyed fishing, cooking, the outdoors, singing, laughing, vacations and the casino. Most of all, she adored her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Clara is truly loved by many, and had the charisma that reached people in a deep and positive way.

Clara is survived by her children, Nneka Okoye, Kenneth OB Okoye, Chika Okoye, Ifeoma Okoye, Nwaka Okoye, Ngozika Okoye and Nwamaka Okoye; her sisters, Annie and Hattie Williams; her brothers Billy Williams and Prentice Orr; her grandchildren Shakarah Okoye, Kayin Chapman, Tatiana Okoye, Kristian Chapman, Shanya Okoye, Zachariah Okoye, Zariah Brown, Saniyah Okoye-Bullock and Zaiyn Okoye-Bullock; and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Annie Whitson; her sisters Sara McDaniel, Nettie Williams and Emma Williams; her brothers Thomas McDaniel and James Williams.

Memorial services will be held at 11am on Friday July 10th, at the Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, Arizona, with Becky Hinton, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clara’s honor may be made to The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Online condolences can be given at www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Nneka Okoye, Child
  • Kenneth OB Okoye, Child
  • Chika Okoye, Child
  • Ifeoma Okoye, Child
  • Nwaka Okoye, Child
  • Ngozika Okoye, Child
  • Nwamaka Okoye, Child
  • Annie Williams, Sister
  • Hattie Williams, Sister
  • Billy Williams, Brother
  • Prentice Orr, Brother
  • Clara Mae is also survived by her grandchildren Shakarah Okoye, Kayin Chapman, Tatiana Okoye, Kristian Chapman, Shanya Okoye, Zachariah Okoye, Zariah Brown, Saniyah Okoye-Bullock and Zaiyn Okoye-Bullock; and many other loving family and friends.

Services

10 July

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

West Venue

7924 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85301

The family invites you to join them following the service for a catered reception.

Memories

Clara Mae Okoye

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Clara and Nneka

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All of Us

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Clara and Nwaka

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Clara and Nneka, Early 80s

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Clara Cooking Up a Delicious Meal

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Clara and Nneka

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Clara and OB

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Clara and Sisters

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Clara and Chika

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1972

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Clara and Nneka

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All of Us

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Clara and Nwaka

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Clara and Nneka, Early 80s

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Clara Cooking Up a Delicious Meal

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Clara and Nneka

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Clara and OB

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Clara and Sisters

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Clara and Chika