obituary header
Welcome to the memorial page for

Catherine Eleazer Clark

December 9, 1927 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 89)

Share using:         


Funeral Service
July 7, 2017

11:00 AM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service
July 7, 2017

Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens
2603 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29204

Catherine Eleazer Clark entered our lives on December 9, 1927 in Little Mountain, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Bildon and Leeilya Eleazer and was later reared by her father and second mother, Irene Cook-Eleazer. Catherine departed into paradise on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Catherine gave her life to Christ and was baptized, joining the St. John Baptist Church and later the ATC Life Changing Ministry (formerly Apostolic Temple Church). She had a heart so full of love and prayers that blessed so many time and time again. Catherine always had time to encourage and uplift all that she came in contact with. Catherine loved to read, and she blessed many with Bibles. Her favorite gift was giving. She also blessed many with beautiful embroidered scarves and pillowcases. Catherine retired from a lengthy career as a Nurse’s Aide and Domestic Caretaker.

Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Bildon and Leeilya Eleazer and Irene Cook-Eleazer; her husbands, Henry Murray Clark and Wallace Smith; brothers; Bildon Thomas “BT” and James Eleazer; sister, Lucy Mae Bovain; and son, Henry Murray “MC” Clark.

She leaves many precious memories in the hearts of her children, her most prized possessions — sons: Johnny, Robert and Sylvester Clark (Claudia) and Bildon Smith; and daughters: Dorothy (Clark) Cowan, Faith and Lucinda Smith, Doreatha Clark and Ruby Hampton. She also leaves her brothers, Arthur and Charlie (Mary Ann) Eleazer; sisters, Estelle Adams and Ruby Mason, 23 grandchildren, a host of great- and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many sons and daughters in-love, other loving relatives and dear lifelong friends.

© 2018 Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS