Owen Clarke

September 23, 2020


Owen Godfrey Clarke, known by his family and friends as Cutie, died at home on September 23, 2020 in the comfort of his immediate family. He was born on January 4, 1944 in Westmoreland, Jamaica; the son of William Henry Clarke and Phyllis Mcintosh Mitchell. He moved to Kingston, Jamaica at a young age where he completed his formal education as a master printer/underwriter. There he met his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline Marva Clarke, who he affectionately called Mauvs. This wonderful union produced four beautiful children: Phillip, Charmaine, Sheryl and Mark-Anthony. He helped with raising his younger siblings Danny, Junie, Sandra and Winsome until they migrated to the United States. He subsequently migrated to Yonkers, New York in 1982 with his wife, Jackie and four children. In 1988 they relocated to Virginia Beach where they settled until his passing.

Cutie loved being with his family and considered everyone who he met as family. He enjoyed cooking and was known for his spicy jerk chicken, his famous fried dumplings and the smooth delicious homemade eggnog during the holiday season. He loved fishing, horse racing and was an avid sports enthusiast who played cricket, football (soccer) and table tennis in his formative years.

After his parents, he was also predeceased by his sisters Winsome Mitchell and Sandra Mitchell. Surviving in addition to his wife, Jacqueline are his children Phillip, Charmaine, Sheryl and Mark-Anthony; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves behind, sister Sharon “Junie” Moodie, brother, Donald “Danny” Johnson; and matriarch Sylvia Thompson “Aunt Sylvie”; brothers-in-law Edward Moodie, Kenneth Callum, Nigel Callum, Gillon Callum; sister-in-law Janeth Callum; daughter-in-law Janelle Clarke;  and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends

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October 1, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Keith Matthews Funeral Home
5665 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Graveside Service
October 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456


Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

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