Clariece Paulk was born August 5th, 1936, in Ranburne, Alabama and departed our lives on April 29, 2015. She graduated from Ensley High School in 1954. She married James “Don” Paulk on March 9th, 1954 and soon moved to Northwest Indiana where she raised her 3 children. She worked various jobs and was a great cook and homemaker. She was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed making clothes for her family and more. She loves to garden and she had the most beautiful plants. She was just a bit famous for her cakes that she made from scratch. She had the most beautiful smile and always opened her home to anyone who wanted to stop by for a visit and a meal. After retirement, they moved to Alabama, and settled in Pleasant Grove. Her yard was always overflowing with flowers, trees and the prettiest yard décor she could find.
She is preceded in death by her parents Hugh B. Baggett and Annie Lee Baggett, and her granddaughter Angela Marie Michallick-Graham. She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Don Paulk, her children Donna Lynne Nicholson, Lee Anne (Randy) Jones, and Chris Allen (Donna) Paulk. She also leaves behind seven grand children Kenny (Misty) Michallick, Sara (Josh) Richardson, Taz Lee, Aaron Lee, Alec Paulk, Cassidy Paulk, and Evan Paulk. She also leaves behind 6 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Shevell Armfield and Tameka Jackson who helped make the last months of her life as comfortable and happy as they possibly could. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the the Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188 or call 1-800-277-9474
Visitation is at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home on Friday, May 1 at 10:00 A.M. Graveside service will begin at 11:00 at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Bro. Kenneth Andrews officiating.
My sincere condolences go out to the family. I hope you may find comfort in the hope expressed in God's word at Acts 24:14,15 where it says: "I believe all the things set forth in the Law and written in the Prophets; and I have hope toward God, which hope these men themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous." We can have the solid hope of seeing our loved ones alive again on earth but under very different circumstances, where there will be abundant peace and no more sickness or death. (Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:4) What a wonderful prospect!