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Clarence Dickens

Clarence Dickens

October 9th, 1953 - November 30th, 2019
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Clarence Dickens was born in Durant, MS to late Christine Dickens on October 9,
1953. Two sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Earnestine Suleiman and two brothers, Eugene
Dickens, Cornelius Toliver preceded him in death.

Clarence joined Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Goodman Mississippi at an
early age, under the leadership of the late Pastor R.C Sallis. After moving to Chicago
IL, He join St. Luke M.B. Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Andrew Seals.
Although, Clarence physically removed his fellowship with St. Luke, He never spiritually
removed himself from the word of God as he read his Bible daily.

Clarence, affectionately known as “CL” completed his education journey, within the
Holmes County Mississippi School System. He attended Goodman Elementary School;
He graduated High School from Durant Attendance Center, Class of 1971 and
received a Certificate in Welding from Holmes Jr. College. He loved all sports; however,
baseball and football were his favorites as he played them well throughout his young
adult life.

Clarence relocated to Chicago, IL in 1972, to begin his work force journey at
International Multi Food Industries, followed by several trucking companies throughout
the Chicagoland area. After work, he embarked upon another hobby, which was riding
motorcycles and became a member of the Chicago Hawks Motorcycle club, in which he
was known as “Stone.” Clarence married Bobbie Braxton in 1983. To this union one
child, Tori Braxton was born. He provided love and support in raising Darrenae Braxton
and four stepsons, Darren, Andre, and preceded in death, Antwaun and Torrence.

Clarence was a loving person, who loved life on the move. His smile could light up a
room. He had many talents: baseball, football, NASCAR racing, drawing and word
search, which truly brought him endless joy. His favorite pastime is his television.
Most of all he loved his family and friends, unconditionally.

Clarence made his transition home on November 30, 2019 at 2:20am. It is on this
day that CL received his true freedom. No more pain, suffering and wondering if you
will ever be free. As God have provided you the desire of your heart.

Clarence leaves to cherish his loving memories: His daughter, Tori Braxton; two grand-
children, Khyri Reed and Deshawn Williams; five great-grandchildren, one brother,
James Dickens; eight sisters, Mary (Gary) Sneed, Annie (Louis) Wade, Joyce (Joseph)
Sanders, Annie Jo (Jimmie), Genola Washington, Lois Kirklin, Bernita (Earl) Carter,
Bobbie Dickens and Robbie (Dewayne) Hurt; and a host of nieces, nephews, great
nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday December 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:30pm
    When
    Friday December 6th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:30pm
    Location
    Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
    Address
    5708 West Madison st
    CHICAGO, IL 60644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday December 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday December 7th, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
    Address
    5708 West Madison st
    CHICAGO, IL 60644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday December 7th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday December 7th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
    Address
    5708 West Madison st
    CHICAGO, IL 60644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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