Clara McDaniel was born on May 19, 1961 to the late Rev. Nathan Gamble and Rosalee McDaniel in Sumter South Carolina. The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1964. After a short illness, she heeded to the master's call and departed this life on Februar 16, 2021.Clara received her education from the Baltimore City Public School System. Clara has held numerous jobs throughout her lifetime, with the longest being with Noxell Cosmetics as she had a love for makeup and her lipstick. She also received her training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant at PTC Career Institute. Clara made a lot of friends wherever she went. She was known for her smile and her love to cook. Clara was a nurturer. Clara was married to her estranged husband , Melvin Armstrong in November 1990. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother; Min. Rosalee Gamble, daughter; Sherice McCray, son; Antonio Rogers,one grandson; Nasiah King, four brothers; Treadway Gamble (Mary) of Shiloh South Carolina, Nathaniel McDaniel, Perry and Troy Gamble of Baltimore Maryland, two sisters; Clare Reardon of Shiloh South Carolina, and Dorothy Jenkins of Baltimore Maryland. One Sister in Law; Virginia Gamble of Shiloh, South Carolina, one uncle; Rev. Andrew Gamble of Sumter South Carolina, one aunt; Minnie Porter of Lynchburg South Carolina, a multitude of nieces , nephews, cousins and friends. Her father, four brothers Willie James, Edward, Sidney and Lawerence, three sisters; Naomi, Jessie Lee and Marylean all preceded her in death.
A NOTE TO MY MOTHER
MOM....YOU HAVE BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A MAJOR PART OF MY EXISTENCE. IN THE BIBLE, HEBREWS 12:1 SPEAKS ABOUT A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES AND YOU ARE NOW A PART OF THE CLOUDS. SO I KNOW THAT THROUGHOUT ALL MY HARDSHIPS THAT LIFE THROWS MY WAY, I'LL NEVER BE ALONE. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW I FEEL BUT YOU KNOW MY HEART. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS.
YOUR SON DANA ANTONIO ROGERS
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning, that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts,
to lose you, you did not go alone, For Part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Lovingly submitted by the family.