Home Obituary Mrs. Natalie Denice (Coker) Clark succumbed on Friday, January 29, 2016

Mrs. Natalie Denice (Coker) Clark succumbed on Friday, January 29, 2016


Mrs. Natalie Denice (Coker) Clark succumbed on Friday, January 29, 2016, 6:45 p.m. at Mine Creek Health and Rehabilitation under the care of Dierksen Hospice. She was born on August 15, 1978, to the late Bobby Eugene Coker and Mrs. Patricia A.K. Coker of Stuttgart, Arkansas. Natalie professed her faith in Christ at an early age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Roe, Arkansas. She graduated from Stuttgart High School in 1996. Natalie joined in holy matrimony with Michael D. Clark in 2000 in Conway, Arkansas. The Lord blessed this union with two beautiful daughters: De’Stani L. Clark and Michaela D. Clark. In 2004, Natalie joined the Southwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative administrating the Arkansas HIPPY program. Also, in 2004, Natalie united with Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church were she served as Deaconess, Missionary, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director, Assistant Youth Director, and Birthday Coordinator. In addition, Natalie enjoyed working within the Southwest District Association as an instructor within the Southwest District Congress of Christian Education; Section Leader in the Southwest District Youth Choir; and in various other capacities within the District. In 2006, Natalie joined Hope Public Schools as an Health Education Instructor at Clinton Primary School. Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 2008. While employed with Hope Public Schools, Natalie had the pleasure of teaching first and fourth grade until she acquired her dream position with the Special Education Department. Natalie was a member of the Arkansas Education Association, Junior Auxiliary, and numerous other positions within the community. She is preceded in death by her father, Bobby Eugene Coker; her sister Eugenia Ann Coker and Lena Mae Bowen; her paternal grandparents Mr. Starling Coker and Mrs. Ida Mae Robinson Coker; and maternal grandmother Mrs. Almettie Thompson Keaton. Natalie leaves to cherish her precious memories her loving husband Michael D. Clark; two daughters De’Stani L. Clark (18) and Michaela D. Clark (13). Her loving mother Mrs. Patricia A.K. Coker of Stuttgart (Hope), Arkansas; mother and father-in-law James and Linda Clark of Hope, Arkansas; sisters-in-law Doris Pryor (Johnny) and John of Carmel, Indiana and nephew John and Shantell Jackson (C.J.); two nephews Tra’Von L. Jackson (19) and La’Darius E. Jackson (16), her maternal grandfather Leotis Keaton of Stuttgart, Arkansas; five aunts, Mrs. Starlene Johnson (the late Clarence); Mrs. Irma Geans (Clayton); Mrs. Shirley Stigger (Kenneth) all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Mrs. Geraldine Cole of Hazen, Arkansas; Mrs. Ethel Farmer (the late John) of Biscoe, Arkansas; two uncles, Mr. John Keaton (Denise) of Arlington, Texas and Mr. Prentice Thompson (Ruth) of Roe, Arkansas; two great aunts, Mrs. Aggie T. Smith of St. Louis, Missouri and Mrs. Minnie Williams of Stuttgart, Arkansas, and a host of cousins, extended family and other dear relatives and friends.