The funeral service will be held at 3:30 P.M., Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia, where Bishop Melvin McCluster is Pastor. The Reverend Robert Angrish will officiate. Interment will follow in Staley Memorial Gardens, corner of Souther Field Road and Mayo Street, Americus, Georgia.
LaShawnda was born on October 9, 1969 to Overseer Benny Clark and Minister Minnie Barthell Clark in Americus, Georgia. She attended the public school system of Sumter County and was a 1987 graduate of Americus High School, Americus, Georgia. She confessed Christ as her personal Savior at early age. She was a faithful member of Breath of Life Ministries in Americus, Georgia under the leadership of her father Overseer Benny Clark. She was the leader of the Music Ministry and served as the church pianist.
LaShawnda was known as a hard worker. Over the years she worked with Davidson Textron Company as a Painter and at Weyerhaeuser as a Technician.
On, November 6, 2007 LaShawnda was joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life, Jeffrey Kendrick.
She was a beautiful person both inside and out. A wonderful mother, loving devoted companion, dedicated church member, a warm and giving person who shared with us her angelic voice.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents George and Frankie Sheffield and Johnny and Essie Barthell.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Jeffrey Kendrick, New Bern, North Carolina; sons Albert R. Perry Jr, Broderick Perry Sr., both of Valdosta, Georgia, Justin Kendrick of New Bern, NC, Anston Coleman and Tyrus Kendrick of Austin, Texas; daughters Syretta Pitts (Chet) of Detroit, MI, Keyla Holley (Justin) of Washington, D.C., Devi Kendrick of Montezuma, Georgia and Shemetrica Lyles-Jones; two beautiful grandchildren Broderick Perry Jr. and Skylar Perry; her parents Overseer Benny Clark and Minister Minnie Clark of Americus, Georgia; siblings Angela Cox (Johnny), Americus, Georgia, Melody Barnhill (Michael) Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin Clark, Americus, Georgia, Cornelius Clark, Americus, Georgia, Keneshia Van Cleave (Charles), Valdosta, Georgia, Cedric Clark (Yolanda), Americus, Georgia Jasmine Dice (Marcus), Americus, Georgia, aunts and uncles Johnny Barthell (Beverly), Atlanta, Georgia, Frances Manners (Walters), Athens, Georgia, Clara Robinson (Karzell) Atlanta, Georgia, Gloria English (Willie), Americus, Georgia, Delores Terry, Trellis Barthell, Americus, Georgia, Marsha Angrish (Rev.Robert), Americus, Georgia, Bobby Barthell (Rhunette), Americus, Georgia, Gregory Barthell, North Carolina, George Clark ( Margaret), Americus, Georgia; devoted great aunt Annie Harris (John), Americus, Georgia, Sis. Mary Walton, Smithville, Georgia; mother-in-law Jeanie Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia; brother-in-law Jerome Kendrick (Yolanda), sister in law Tina Collins, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Chrispian Hall (Tyrone), Atlanta, three devoted god children Johnnie English Jr, James and J’Lah Davis; a host of nieces, nephew’s other relatives and friends including her best friend and sister Demetria English.