Mae Bell English

Apr 09, 2013

So Dearly Loved

CANTON —  Mae Bell Clark English, 91, of North Canton Road, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.

Mrs. English was born July 16, 1921, in Buncombe County to the late Pearson Clark and the late Pearl Harris Clark.  She resided in Canton most of her life and retired from American Enka Corporation in 1988, with 40 years of dedicated service.  Mrs. English was a member of North Canton Baptist Church.  Everyone blessed to know Mae Bell loved her and she touched many lives with her kind and giving heart. She had been a wonderful  mother  to so very many. Mrs. English enjoyed working in her flowers and she was indeed an excellent cook. Her precious memory will be cherished forever by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd John English, who passed away in 2003; and also a sister, Pauline Brock.

Surviving are her son, Charles William Clark, and his wife, Diane Clark, of Spokane, Washington; daughters, Brenda Johnson, and her husband, Melvin Johnson, of Avery County, Laura Gross, and her husband, Danny Gross, of Asheville, Shelia Lunsford, of Madison County, Freda Thompson, of Canton, who made her home with Mrs. English for the past 10 years, Karen Caldwell, of Asheville, and Debbie Caldwell, of Candler; grandchildren, Kelly Clark, and his wife, Jan Clark, of Spokane, Washington, and Kevin Clark, and his wife, Sheila Clark, of Spokane, Washington;  she was also blessed with many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks and gratitude to Phyllis Godfrey for the special love and care that she gave to Mrs. English.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12,  the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Metcalf officiating.  Burial will be in Pisgah View Memorial Park.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the English family and words of comfort may be shared at



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