OBITUARY

Margaret Evans Clark

December 12, 1959October 7, 2021

Margaret Holliday Evans Clark, 61, passed away peacefully after a long illness at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS on October 7, 2021. Margaret was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Her life was a testament to her love of God, family, and friends. Margaret is now in the arms of her Redeemer and was a faithful servant to the end. Her positive and loving spirit, infectious laugh, and generosity were hallmarks of her life.

Margaret was born and raised in Jackson, MS as the third of four children. She was a graduate of Jackson Prep and Mississippi State University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduation in 1981 she worked for Mississippi State as an admissions counselor before obtaining her master’s degree in communications from the University of Georgia.

Margaret started dating her husband, Robert, after bumping into him on a bike ride in Belhaven in the summer of 1985, and they were married on December 27, 1986. They promptly moved to Newport, RI, where Robert was a naval officer. Margaret made friends everywhere they lived, including Jacksonville, FL, North Carolina, and Birmingham, before settling on Lookout Mountain, TN where she and her family lived for 17 years before she moved to St. Catherine’s in 2020.

Margaret’s life was focused on faith, family, and friends. She was a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church when she relocated to Jackson and Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church when she lived on Lookout Mountain, TN. She loved spending summers working at Camp Desoto. As her two sons, Houston and Hampton, began attending school, she returned to the classroom at UT of Chattanooga to teach public speaking, where she was beloved by her students for her compassion.

Margaret loved to make crafts for her family and friends. Her sense of humor brought many smiles and laughs to everyone she met, and she loved having hospitable gatherings at her home. She loved writing and made several cookbooks as Christmas gifts with her many sayings and drawings. Margaret also had a beautiful voice and sang at many weddings of her friends, having gotten a great start in singing in the youth choir at Galloway Methodist Church. She left an indelible mark on those who knew her, and she was always on the lookout for those who could use a friend.

Her family would like to thank her caregivers and staff at St. Catherine’s Village, especially her loving sitters Nikki Lewis, Pat Thompson, Mary Watson, Mary West, Willie Mae Garner, and Willie Jean Howard; in addition, her many caregivers and friends from Lookout Mountain and Thrive at Brow Wood as well as Kindred Hospice.

The family Margaret leaves behind include her husband, Robert, and two sons Houston (Grace Anne) and Hampton; sister Robin (Norwood) Smith, brothers Dusty (Helen) and John (Camille) Evans, sister-in-law Anne Toy Gathings (Robby), brother-in-law James Clark (Daphne) and many nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Houston and Anne Evans.

There will be a visitation on Monday, Oct. 11th from 12:30pm to 2pm followed by a service at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS, officiated by Joseph Wheat and Joe Novenson. The service will be livestreamed at Highlandspca.org. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Highlands Presbyterian Church, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

Memories

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Sue Culpepper

October 14, 2021

Robert,

I was so sad to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my wholehearted condolences.

—Sue Culpepper

Alison Ross

October 13, 2021

Margaret and I met at Galloway in junior high. We became Christians around the same time and it was a friendship that lasts!
Margaret exuded a huge, compassionate heart, an infectious laugh, and one of the most creative souls I have ever met. We were at MSU together, Chi Omegas together, Desoto girls together, mothers of sons together. She was the real thing!
My heart and life were enlarged tenfold because of who she was as a Christ follower and faithful friend.
I am deeply sorry for your great loss. (I know she adored her husband and sons!)

I know she is finally free, and truly HOME! There is more beauty and laughter and song in the new heavens and earth because Margaret has arrived!
Oh I loved her so.

With my heart, Alison

Marian Kennedy

October 11, 2021

Our deepest sympathy.
Frances Anne and Bill Johnson
Marian and John Kennedy

John & Georgette Ellegood

October 11, 2021

Rob,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will bein our thoughts and prayers.

Ann LePage

October 9, 2021

Dear Robert and fam,
Know of our tender love for y’all and thankfulness for Margaret’s life. She made us feel so welcome on Lookout Mountain and we treasure those fun years together.
Praying for you and sending hugs.
Annie

Dean and Patty Peters

October 9, 2021

Rob, prayers to you and your family. I still remember the electricity you two felt when you first met. Love at first sight! Wishing you peace. Dean and Patty

Bob and Lisa McLean

October 9, 2021

Rob,

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Bob and Lisa McLean

Scott Rauch

October 9, 2021

Rob,
So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Scott and Gretchen Rauch

Ed Alberts

October 8, 2021

Rob, you and your family are in our prayers. May the memories of good times bring you peace and comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY