Marie Clark Tuggle
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Marie Clark Tuggle
  • September 14, 1929 - December 24, 2017
  • Fresno, California

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Marie Clark Tuggle went to be home with the Lord on December 24th, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. Marie, as she was known to all, was born September 14th, 1929 to Myrtice and James Archie Pickering in Vernon Texas. She was the oldest of 6 children, in order Pat, Sue, Yvonne, Jimmie Lou, and the youngest Jerry. She is preceded in death by her parents Myrtice and James Archie, daughter Madeline Lee, her first husband Paul David Clark, her second husband Robert Tuggle, Her sisters Sue, Yvonne, Jimmie Lou and her brother Jerry. She is survived by her sons Rodney David Clark and Roger Paul Clark both of Fresno, Her grandchildren, David, Paul, Nicole, Justin, Stephanie, Archie and Christian, great grandchildren Scott, Tyler, Hayden, Shado, Abbie, Allie, Garrett, Lanie, Joseph and Jasmine. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends.
She loved her family and found great joy in talking to and sharing their lives. Nana was always ready to listen to our problems, offer advice if asked and sometimes let us know when we were off track whether we liked it or not. She was a famous cleaner whose reputation was legendary. She was known to have her employees hot wash the sidewalks around the restaurant she owned with her husband Paul our beloved Grandad. She was an amazing cook and baker who passed down many of the family secrets to her family. Her home was always a warm safe place to be. She always had a candy dish and a 7UP cake ready for company. We will miss the summer days sitting on the back porch sipping on a cold Coke and talking about family, Her favorite topic. She loved her church and her church family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fresno. She would never miss a service. If she was too ill to go in person she would watch it from home. We will miss our Mom, Sister, Nana, Aunt and friend very much. We love you Nana! Love you more! love you most!

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at Fresno First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.