CLARKE, Ruth Josephine,
89, of Chesterfield, was called home on Thursday, November 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julian Clarke; her two sons, Clinton and Julian Clarke; and her two brothers, Richard Goode and James Campbell. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her eight children, Juanita Townes, John Clarke, Yvonne Clarke, Pastor Francine Gary, Ann Ingram, Pastor Sandra Draper, Giselle Askew and Angela Toombs; 30 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family friends and children she called her own, including Barbara Howard; also among those her devoted life-long friends, Virginia Watkins, Juanita Harrison; cousin, Dorothy Whitehead; and her devoted caregivers, Giselle Askew and Coetina Law. The funeral will be held at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, Richmond, Va., at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Interment will be at Guildfield Baptist Church, 2550 Manakintown Ferry Rd., Midlothian, Va.