Mrs. Clara Jeane Sudduth was born March 22, 1926 in North Little Rock Arkansas. She was the fourth and youngest child of the late Eugene and Effie Barber. During her early childhood she attended schools in North Little Rock and graduated from Dunbar High School, Little Rock. She attended nursing programs at Seattle University.
In 1943 she married Marshall William Taylor (deceased) and moved to Seattle. One child was born to this union - Marsha Yvonne Taylor-Holland. Early after her arrival in Seattle, Clara united with and was baptized at Mount Zion Baptist Church. She served on the Usher Board for more than 25 years.
On November 11,1961 she married Edwyn Elon Sudduth Senior. She became the mother to Edwyn Elon Sudduth Jr. and Rodney Lance Sudduth Sr. In 2011 Clara and Elon celebrated their 50 year wedding anniversary.
Clara's calling was nurturing and being a care giver to others. She worked for Dr. Robert N. Joyner as a Nurse Assistant for over 27 years. She ended her career as an executive assistant at the University of Washington Special Education Unit. She was the person in her immediate and extended family that was always called upon for free medical advice, comfort and counseling. Clara was always pleasant and dignified and extended her nurturing and motherly nature to many. She was affectionately known to many as "Mom"
She's preceded in death by her parents and sisters Anne Marie Dunn, Essye B. Taylor and Ruth Mae Barber and step-son Edwyn Elon Sudduth Jr. Clara leaves to mourn her passing, but cherish her memories her husband Edwyn Elon Sudduth Sr: children Marsha Taylor-Holland (Robert) R. Lance Sudduth/Pam Hughes: Her grandchildren, Rodney Lance Sudduth Jr (Kat), Brandon Kim Sudduth, Jennifer Sudduth Jenicke (Warren), Peggy Holland Harris (Michael):7 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be from 5-8pm at Serenity Memorial 749 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032. Graveside services will be held at 10:30am Thursday, October 20 , 2016 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, Washingtton. Pastor Paul R. Edwards will officiate.