Ruby Gibson Clerk

June  10th, 1939 March  30th, 2024
Grand Prairie, TX
Ruby Gibson Clerk


AReflection of Life Well Lived - Her Journey, Her Story

Ruby Gibson Clerk was born on June 10, 1939 in West Point, Mississippi to the late Laura Shelton Young and Dave Gibson, Sr. She completed her pilgrimage on earth and entered into Glory on March 30, 2024.

Ruby was born the eldest of twelve children and attended elementary school at Pilgrim Grove Church and Ministerial Institute. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at 12 years of age at Pilgrim Grove Baptist Church. As a child, she felt a strong conviction to be an example as she served God through song and service. After graduating from Northside High School in 1959, she attended college at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point majoring in Business Education. Departing Mississippi in 1960, she moved to Miami, Florida where she met and married the late Ervin Clerk, Jr. on March 14, 1960. Their 37 years of marriage produced eight children. Her chosen vocation was a homemaker rearing her children in the admonition of the Lord. She worked in several career areas that included cosmetology to working with the mentally disabled and elderly. 

 At the core of her existence and work during her pilgrimage was living out her God-given purpose of showing God’s love, planting generation spiritual seeds through serving others and living out God’s love. As she matured in Christ and learned how to live a Spirit-led and filled life, she thrived under the tutelage of the late Mother Elizabeth Strader and the leadership of the late Bishop Jacob Cohen at Cohens Temple C.O.G.I.C. She served the Lord through her example of love. She worked with the youth, jail ministry, witnessed in the “hedges and highway” compelling the lost to come into a relationship with Jesus, took care of the sick and shut-in, and served Home & Foreign Mission, just to name a few. Upon returning to Mississippi in 1979, She joined St. Matthew Temple Church of God in Christ and served in numerous capacities until 2002 when she joined Yellow Blossom Baptist Church in Cedar Bluff, Mississippi closer to her home. In 2006, Ruby moved to Texas and God continued to use her in service at Crossroads Bible Church and New Life Fellowship Church supporting Helping Hand Food Distribution ministry, AWANA Bible Study & Scripture Memorization for children, the Prayer Ministry, Bible Study, and Vacation Bible School. She participated in community activities to support the homeless and was a member of the Grand Prairie chapter of the Red Hat Ladies.

Her late husband (Ervin Clerk), eldest son Glen Clerk, daughters Cheryl and Shelia Clerk, and grandson Damian Collins preceded her in eternal life. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters: Sandra Clerk (Grand Prairie, TX), Kimberly Clerk (Memphis, TN), three sons: Ervin Clerk (Brenda) of Memphis, TN, David Clerk (Maki) of Burleson, TX, Jonathan Clerk (Grand Prairie, TX); eight sisters: Arie Myles (Miami Gardens, FL), Climmie Robinson (Goulds, FL), Dorothy Gibson (Chicago, IL), Brenda McLaughlin (Charles) of Spring Lake, NC, LaWanda Young (Birmingham, AL), Pamela Crusoe (Madison, MS), Rita Gibson and Curtistine Terry (Saginaw, MI); three sister-in-laws: Barbara Mitchell (Atlanta, GA), Della and Shelley Clerk (St. Louis, MO); two brother-in-laws, Eleazar Johnson (Columbus, MS), RB Vaughn (Jackson, MS); twelve grandchildren, Ervin Collins, Tamara Collins, Semaj Collins, Gabriel Hibler, Jabe Ray, LaShaunta Newby (Leshawn), Alisha Edwards (Ervin), Gary Glover, Kylan Clerk, Alyssa Clerk, David Clerk II, and Daniel Clerk, fourteen great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Four brothers, three sisters, four sister-in-laws, five brother-in-laws, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends have preceded her in eternal life.



April 6th
APR 6. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST) 
Visitation with Family & Friends (Texas)
Mansfield Funeral Home & Cremations 1556 Heritage Parkway Mansfield, TX 76063 https://www.mansfi
April 6th
APR 6. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST) 
Memorial Service (Texas)
Mansfield Funeral Home & Cremations 1556 Heritage Parkway Mansfield, TX 76063
April 13th
APR 12. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST) 
Visitation with Family & Friends (West Point, MS)
Carter Funeral Home 247 5th St, West Point, MS 39773
April 13th
APR 13. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST) 
Funeral Services
St Matthew Temple Church of God and Christ 420 5th St West Point, MS 39773-2516
April 13th
APR 13. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST) 
West Point Memorial Gardens, 98 Hazelwood Rd, West Point, MS 39773
April 13th
APR 13. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
St Matthew Temple Church of God and Christ 420 5th St West Point, MS 39773-2516


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May 1, 2024
Mrs. Clerk,
Thing important to her: Faith, Family, and good food.
Missed, but in the presence of the God that she loved.
April 14, 2024
My deepest condolences to the Clerk Family. Ms Ruby was a very dear friend of my mom and our family. May God strengthen you during this time, love you all
Carmen Bourne Clark
Carmen Bourne Clark
April 12, 2024
The Williams Family would like to offer our deepest condolences to Ervin and his family during this very difficult time. We love you and we will continue to keep you all lifted up in prayer.🙌🏽
The Williams Family
April 11, 2024
My deepest condolences to your family for a beautiful soul who was dearly loved by her family. May God continue to be your source of comfort in the many days ahead. All my love to you Sandy🫶🏽❤️🙏🏽
Janice Buckhalter
April 11, 2024
Your loving voice and tender relationship with our mom and your Earth sister Mary Helen provided strength that she and our family cherished beyond passing years and distance. We will miss you so but feel blessed to have been touched by your unwavering faith in God and the constant love poured into your family. Cousin Ruby, you are forever treasured!!!🩷
Cousin Shuna
April 8, 2024
Oh, how HE loves you and me!! Oh how wonderful is HE who made you and gave to you life eternally. Oh, how we will miss our beloved whom I was blessed to simply call "Mom"!! The memories of travel times, good food, laughter, inspiring words of wisdom, and positive encouragement will forever be in my heart. Thanks for pouring into my daughter Hailey with love and confidence, whom you loved to hear read to you. I'm forever grateful for acceptance into the family as one of yours by way of my forever, SisterFriend Sandra. Farewell Mom until we shall meet again. Much love, ALWAYS!! Cenovia Burnes & Hailey
Cenovia Burnes
April 8, 2024
Goodbye Mama Clerk/Ms Ruby. I will miss all the wonderful smiles and talks we had over the years when I visited Texas. All the good deeds you have accomplished here on earth will not be forgotten by the people you cherish the most. May your soul rest in peace.
Kirk Manhu
April 6, 2024
Aunt Ruby loved her family dearly and we loved her
Claudia McDavis
April 5, 2024
Thank you to my New Life Fellowship Family and especially my Prayer Team. You are a Godsend. Thank you for your prayers, calls, food and all.
Sandra Clerk
April 5, 2024
Wow - what an amazing, generous and wonderful friend you are always to me. Thank you so much for contributions, support and prayers. I love you dearly.
Sandra Clerk
April 5, 2024
A special thanks to lifelong family & friends who supported her and helped with her care through the years in some capacity: Her sisters (especially Arie Myles, LaWanda Young, Pam Crusoe), Ms. Dean, Margie Jordan, LaTara Johnson, Joany Adams, Cenovia Burnes, Meya Stokes, Valerie Harris, LaSonya Hughes, Sonia Lawton, the late Cheryl Clerk and Carrie Anderson.
Sandra Clerk
April 4, 2024
We gratefully and humbly acknowledge the many sincere expressions of sympathy and love shown us during our time of bereavement. Your prayers, cards, touch and/or embrace, and the many acts of kindness have sustained us and provided an immeasurable source of strength. We are grateful for the willingness and collaboration between Mansfield Funeral Home & Cremations (Texas), Carter Funeral Home (Mississippi), New Life Fellowship (Arlington, Texas), St. Matthews Temple COGIC. Also, we are especially thankful to the many family, saints and friends for their generosity and love. We ask that you continue to keep us lifted up in prayer in the days ahead.
The Clerk Family


Favorite Flower:
Favorite Song:
Without God, I Can Do Nothing
Favorite Color(s):
Navy Blue, Canary Yellow and White
Favorite Memory:
Marrying the late Ervin Clerk
Cooking, Eating, Witnessing, and Gardening


All are invited to join us in paying a tribute to Ruby Gibson Clerk in West Point, MS. 

While we mourn the loss of our mother, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.

Hotel accommodations in West Point, MS are limited.  Reservations may be made in Columbus and Starkville (Approximately 30 minutes from West Point).
St Matthew Temple Church of God and Christ 420 5th St West Point, MS 39773-2516
APR 13. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST) 

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