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Clara Beatrice Slaughter-Fulson

Clara Beatrice Slaughter was born to Walter and Mattie Slaughter on March 7,1935

and was the 6th of their 7 children.
She was educated in the Nashville Public Schools, member of The Old Hickory Blvd. church of Christ from childhood and was baptized at Jackson Street Church Of Christ at an early age.
She attended Austin Peay State University, Nashville Christian Institute (N.C.I.),Wright University and Southwestern Christian College receiving her bachelors in Nursing and Biblical Studies.
In 1952 after graduation Clara met and married Arthur Fulson Jr. while at Southwestern and they had 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl)
Her last school teaching assignment was teaching at Burns L. Darden Elementary School in Clarksville before dedicating her life to being a full time preachers wife, where she
wrote ALL of her husbands sermons which made him Great and known all over the brotherhood and raising the family. She was a Sunday school teacher, ladies Bible Class,
song director, had a few children singing groups called" The litte Angels. Clara was in several newspapers and magazines during her lifespan with her wonderful gracious smile.
She sang the most angelic Alto and her voice was heard over and above all others when she sang.
Her hobbies included Sewing (An Extraordinary talented Seamstress), Gardening (flowers and vegetables), Pottery, Decorating, Swimming,and more but her true passion was
her Teens at The Walton House and called Teen Celebration. Clara had the name changed to Salama (She said Salama was from Egypt and was 'Swahili" for 'Peace')
Clara's faith,Love and Passion for Christ, her family and people in general never wavered her entire life as she affected countless lives in her 86 years on earth.
Mrs. Clara Is SO Loved its hard to imagine life with her gone but her Legacy Lives on and on thru children:sons Arthur III (Carolyn),Kenneth C., Alwyn Todd Fulson Sr.
and only daughter Lydia D. (Ellery) Mannery.
Proceeded in death by her parents: Walter and Mattie Slaughter, her 5 Brother's: William, Nelson, James Sr, Leslie, John Richard Slaughter,and only sister Josie Cunningham.
Also her childhood love,husband and friend Arthur Fulson Jr.and grandson Quincy "E" Mannery.
Therefore Clara was called "The Last of the Mohicans"! ( meaning the Last of The Walter/Mattie Slaughter children)
We will never forget the teachings,and endless serious and humorous discussions with you.And You'll be Greatly Loved and missed.
1 of Mother's favorite quotes : "Live your best life and do the best you can but remember you reap what you sow".
Love The Family of Clara

Viewing Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2-6 at fh. Visitation Monday, October 25, 2021, 10-11 with funereal to follow at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.


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I am just still so in love with YOU Mommy! From your only daughter 🥰

Lydia Mannery Feb 12 2022 6:43 PM

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Lydia Mannery Feb 12 2022 6:42 PM

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Felece Renee Holder Oct 27 2021 12:20 AM

My Aunt Clara was one of my first auntie's she's the first auntie I learned to call Aunt Clara and she deserve that honor may God bless her soul and may she rest in peace much love to the whole family God bless you all love Patriciat your men.

Pat Watermon Oct 25 2021 11:50 PM

Aunt Clara...So so many great memories of our time in Rockford. You had so many talents. I remember the trips to Joanne Fabrics and your making Dashikis with such beautiful cloth and tapestry. I will say yes your alto voice was like none other I've heard in my lifetime. It was unmatched. Loved sitting near you just so that I could hear. You were always smiling and brightened up many rooms. I loved being in your Sunday school class. Your love for the Lord was so apparent. You always kept the door open for anyone to stop by and you always had a hot pot of coffee ready to welcome people. Bro. Hervey, Bro. Mac. Sis Lewis. and countless others. I hold the times we had in Rockford dear to my heart as they changed me and that was when we were all closest. Thank you auntie for those good times that we had at the Fulsons on Morgan street. They are etched deep in my heart. The Slaughter family are all back together again. We will all have a big family reunion one day!! Until we meet again ❤️

Constance Jones Oct 25 2021 10:28 AM

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Darwin and Gilda Cornell Oct 24 2021 7:54 PM

Peace and love to each of my family members .❤

Dorothy Bridges Oct 24 2021 3:15 PM

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Dorothy Bridges Oct 24 2021 2:32 PM

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Chloé fulson Oct 24 2021 12:10 PM

I love you always abs forever

Chloé Fulson Oct 24 2021 12:07 PM

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