In the late afternoon hours on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, surrounded by love, song, the presence of her daughters and sounds of her grandchildren, Clarice D Uzzle was granted rest in Baltimore Maryland.
Clarice was born on June 14th, 1938, to the late Mary Blow Edwards and Eddie Edwards. Clarice was the youngest child to nine children. She attended the Historic Bridger School in Isle of Wight County. She became a wife and a mother at an early age. From this union with Walter, they had seven children. She briefly held employment as a worker at an Egg Distribution Center and for a short while a housekeeper outside the home.
However, inside the home and family the titles were endless. She was a pillar and an anchor in the household and the community. Up until her passing she was the desk clerk, assistant manager, and admin at Uzzle & Sons Towing and Recycling Co. She often fed the family from the land. As a brilliant gardener and her love of flowers and nature, she filled bellies and kept plants that are to be admired. She was a mini farmer and kept chickens that are still there today. She excelled at knitting and crochet. Clarice provided her gift and arts and crafts to friends and family for many years, to include her jewelry making. Clarice enjoyed teaching her granddaughter's crochet. She provided childcare and nurturing to many children for many years as a help to those in need. Her labor of love has blessed many. Being incredibly fashionable, Clarice enjoyed shopping. She enjoyed a good word find puzzle and watching her show, The Young and The Restless. Her signature dish of sweet potato pudding will be missed. She enjoyed traveling and family time. She looked forward to a good beach trip, she loved the outdoors. While on this last trip she was blessed to visit with her sister, Martha Whitaker, who is 104 years old in Baltimore, Maryland. Clarice joined Christian Home Baptist Church at an early age. She attended Brown’s A.M.E. Church, which merged with Ebeneezer AME church upon marrying Walter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, a daughter, Patricia Edwards, a son, Walter Larry Uzzle, two grandsons, Jamie and Jerome, a great granddaughter, Ajsia Edwards, a son-in-law, Isaiah Powell, five sisters, Bertha, Odester, Mary Frances, Mable, and Lillian, one brother Robert and an unnamed infant.
Clarice leaves to cherish in her memory four daughters Prophetess Dr. Deloise Lias, Martha Edwards, Denise Harrell, and Yolanda Powell, one son, Michael Uzzle., a sister Martha Whitaker of Baltimore, MD and sister-in-Law Doris Uzzle of Smithfield, VA. as well 11 grandchildren, 20+ great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also miss her dearly.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11AM Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Brown's A.M.E. Church. Viewing will take place Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 3-6pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Edwards-Uzzle family in your prayers.