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Dr. Willie Clarke and Robbie Dolores Memorial Scholarship


About Robbie Delores Clarke 

Mrs. Robbie Delores Brown Clarke was born on April 29, 1948, in Waco, Texas to Robert Lewis Brown, Sr. and Naomi Delores Abram Brown. She attended school in Waco and later Gatesville High School in 1965. She married Dr. Willie E. Clarke in Gatesville, Texas on February 2, 1967. Robbie was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church for 53 years and moved to Pleasant Olive Baptist Church in 2008 when her husband assumed the pastoral role. Robbie received her LVN license from Coryell Vocational Nursing School and received her Masters of Christian Education later in life from the American International Bible Institute and Seminary. Robbie retired after eighteen years from the State of Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services in Gatesville. 

About Pastor Dr. Willie E. Clarke

Dr. Willie E. Clarke was born September 9, 1948, in Jones, Louisiana to Ethel and Benny Earl Clarke. He attended school in Jones, Louisiana and was the valedictorian of his high school senior class. He was the senior pastor of Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Waco for five years and was the senior pastor of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Gatesville for 20 years. He received his BA is Christian Education, MA in Theology, DIV and THD from the American Bible Institute and Seminary. Dr. Clarke was honored as Citizen of the Year by the African American Chamber of Commerce; a member of Gatesville Independent School District Board; president of the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce; member of the NAACP and vice-president of the Cross Prison Ministries. 

About the Clarkes: 

Through their continued commitment to God and love for all people, God was always glorified in their lives as well as those who were fortunate to have benefitted from their light of love. Their determination to see everyone succeed has compelled us to continue their great work of inspiring others to reach their full potential through education. Thank you for helping us to continue their legacy. 

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