Clara Webb, a resident of Mobile, AL was born January 17, 1938. She transitioned into eternity March 14, 2019.
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She is predeceased by her parents, Herbert Wilson and Almeda Bonner, her husband, Edward Vernon Webb, her son, Victor Hendricks, her brother, Reginald Wilson and her sisters, Irene Gay and Donna Brown.
Cherishing her memories are her two loving daughters, Eddrice Webb McMullan and Dawn Webb Sannoh.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Bridget Dueberry (Atlanta, GA), Talisha (Mike) Lewis (Silver Springs, Maryland),Hamilton Dueberry (Atlanta, GA), Garrett McMullan (Atlanta, GA), Jordan (Yadier) Diaz Ledesma (Mobile), O’Neal McMullan (New Orleans, LA), Nori Sannoh (Las Vegas, NV), and Blair (Sisy) Sannoh (San Diego, CA); two great grandchildren, Brandon Sannoh and Ryan Lewis; four brothers, Herschell (Michele) Wilson, I (Mobile), John (Tina) Bonner, Jr. (Milwaukee, WI), Frederick (Daisy) Bonner (Mobile) and Prattis (Viola) Williams (Mobile); three sisters, Thalia (Willie) Smiley (Manassas, VA), Hazel (Lester) Wiggins (Mobile), and Rhonda Wynn (Los Angeles, CA) and sister-in-law Gloria Mae Wilson (Mobile). A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dedicated health care workers: Kenya Carson, Juwanna Keil, Cassandra Coleman, Alexis McDaniel, Lesa Jimerson LPN and Raquel Smith. A thank you to the entire staff of the Palm Gardens Health Center. A devoted friend Hermenia Carroll.
Woman on a Mission
A Tribute to the Ministry of Clara Webb
Isaiah 6: 7-8 “He touched my lips with it and said “See, the coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed and your sins are forgiven” Then I heard the Lord asking “Whom should I send as a people? Who will go for us” I said “Here I am Lord, Send me”
After accepting Christ, Sis. Clara was called to do the work of the ministry. She would attend and lead community prayer meetings, as she was a fervent prayer warrior. Under the leadership of Pastor Dick Braswell, at formerly Lot Road Church, her personal ministry, along with Sis. Hermenia Carroll, began to expand and spread to the streets of Davis Avenue. Sis. Clara was an imposing figure and had a bold personality, which were very useful for the type of ministry that God was calling her to. She preached and shared the gospel in the jails, prisons, one on one, and wherever there was an opportunity. As a very serious follower of Christ, the power that she moved in was palpable at times. You knew that she spent time with God and never doubted that He was present.
God eventually called Sis. Clara to possibly, in the eyes of many, her greatest and most rigorous work: The mission field in Africa. In 1984, Brother Bertis Rouse asked Sis. Clara to go on a mission trip to Liberia. Once again, she said “I’ll go.
In 1986, Sis. Clara and Sis. Hermenia went to Liberia, with the blessings and financial support of Life Church of Mobile and other donors. This was very significant, because many of these areas had hardly seen missionaries of African American descent. This was a very primitive way of life. The people were very poor, no electricity or running water, and no comforts of life in the United States were present. These people were now her people. She adapted to the culture and preached and taught about Jesus Christ. Many came to know the Lord. This was not a glamorous venture, but the mission continued, despite the circumstances. Later her daughter, Dawn, would also join the work in the mission field. There were some perilous times, because in 1989, the government of Liberia was in turmoil, primarily war, murders, and fear throughout, but the mission continued! A Woman of God, a covering for the people given to her care. Sis. Clara moved in the power of the Lord and was a witness in the continent of Africa. By the end of her missionary journey in Africa, she had ministered to the people of Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda! Several ministries were birthed through her ministry work, including pioneering 2 churches in Liberia, which ultimately led to churches in Ghana, Sierra Leon, and now South Africa. Without a doubt, she left an indelible legacy to her children, grandchildren, great-grand children, family, and all that knew her, both abroad and at home.
Sis. Clara endured illness in her later years, but even in her infirmity, she never ceased to share the love of God and always would pray for you if she was led and was able to do so. Her book, T’was Grace, was published in 2017, chronicling her amazing life as a missionary.
Now her life has come full circle and Clara Eugenia Wilson Webb, has returned to her Father, God. Mission Accomplished! Well done, my good and faithful servant!