Clara Mae Armstrong

Clara Mae Armstrong

May 3, 1938 – April 7, 2023

On Friday, April 7, 2023, God, in his infinite wisdom and divine love, called his beloved daughter Clara Mae Armstrong to her eternal home, granting her peace and serenity. Clara entered the earth physically on May 3, 1938, to the late Edgar and Glossie Mae Pemberton. As a child, Clara was diagnosed with Polio, which debilitated her. However, she did not let that stop her from graduating from Peabody High School and marrying the love of her life, the late Glen Armstrong.

Clara accepted Christ at an early age. She was a St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion church member in Mt. Gilead, NC. After marrying Glen, she joined Greenlake Congregational Church in Candor. She was faithful as a Missionary and Sunday School Teacher until her health declined.

Often you would hear her singing one of the songs she loved, one in particular, “This Little Light of Mine.” Clara was a joy to be around and tried to help others as much as possible.

She was preceded in death by her Husband of 54 years, Glen Armstrong; a son, Robert D. Armstrong; her brothers, JC Pemberton, John Robert Pemberton, and Alexander Pemberton; and her sisters, Yvonne Hall, and Carrie Armstrong.

Her legacy will be carried on by her son David Alonzo Armstrong, Sr., of the home; grandsons, David Alonzo Armstrong, Jr. (Whitney) of Charlotte, NC, and Kejuan McKinney of Troy, NC; two great-grandchildren Glen and Michael Armstrong of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Kizzy Johnson of Raleigh, NC and Mattie Mayhue (Leonard) of Jackson Springs, NC; two sisters-in-love, Mozella Pemberton of Albemarle, NC and Mattie Bell Pemberton of Wadesboro, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Funeral Service

Elite Funeral Services
125 High Street, Ellerbe, North Carolina 28338
April 11, 2023 | 1:00pm
Viewing 12noon - 1pm


Greenlake Congregational Church Cemetery
4927 Pekin Road, Candor, North Carolina 27229

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  • Sharon Mayhue-Smith Posted April 11, 2023 12:32 pm

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to the Armstrong and connected family. Ms. Clara will always be remembered for her kindness.

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