501 Fairvilla Road Orlando, Florida 32808

Tara Ann Clark July 21, 1960 - May 17, 2024

Service Details

June 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM
El Bethel Temple
3000 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32805

Visitation Information

May 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mitchell's Funeral Home
501 Fairvilla Road, Orlando, Florida 32808

Mrs. Tara Anne Jackson Ribbon Clark was born July 21, 1960,
to Mrs. Iretha B. Jackson and the Late Timothy Jackson in Orlando,
Florida. Tara was the second of four children. On May
17, 2024, Tara transitioned to take her eternal rest.
Tara grew up in the Washington Shores community where she
attended Washington Shores Elementary School, Howard Middle
School, and Jones High School. Tara served as the Jones
High School Senior Class President for the Class of 1978. Tara
matriculated to the University of Florida in Gainesville upon
graduating from Jones. There she majored in Communications
where she learned skills that would later play a significant role
in her life’s work. After finishing her studies at the University of
Florida, Tara returned home to Orlando.
She attended World Outreach Center Church but spent her
formative years in the Gorman Memorial Church of the Nazarene
now known as El Bethel Temple. Tara was a kind and
compassionate person with a bubbly personality who had never
met a stranger. She loved her family and made sure her children
knew the way to the Lord before she became ill.
Tara was employed by the Orlando Police Department in the
Inaugural class of Community Officers’ program. Tara’s life
was marked by her commitment to community and her passion
for helping young people. She made a significant impact
through her dedication in supporting young people, especially
those transitioning from foster care to independent living. This
led her to establish Life Steps, Incorporated, a business which
demonstrated her commitment to making a tangible difference
in the lives of many young people. As a result of Tara channeling
her passion into a thriving business, she provided crucial
support and guidance to those who may have faced significant
challenges otherwise. She made a profound impact on the lives
of many.
Tara’s legacy lives on through her three adult children, Janieka
Ribbon Walker (William) Atlanta, GA., Nicholas Ribbon (West
Palm Beach) and Marcus Ribbon (Orlando) and her four
Granddaughters: Kayla Scott, Winter Walker, Wednesday
Walker, and Naima M. Ribbon. Tara will be fondly remembered
by her Mother, Iretha B. Jackson, her Sister, Tangela Jackson
DuPree (Michael), Palm Harbor, and her Brothers Anthony
Jackson (Yvette), Dallas, Texas, and Victor Jackson (Tammie)
Dallas, Texas, and a host of loving family members

El Bethel Temple
June 1, 2024 - 11:00 AM
3000 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32805

Mitchell's Funeral Home
May 31, 2024 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
501 Fairvilla Road, Orlando, Florida 32808

Washington Park Cemetery
2700 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32805


  1. REPLY
    Sharon Williams says

    To the family of Tara, I do send my sincere condolences in the passing of your love one. Its been indeed a minute since I last saw Tara. But she was a classmate of mine and our class president. I know that she will be truly missed. But know that losing a love one is never easy, but know that holding on to GOD’S unchanging hand, get a good grip on him will get you through. The memories & times that you’ve shared with her will always be right there in your heart. Know that I am praying for the family that God will comfort & strengthen you all while you go through this difficult time. Love Mrs. Sharon Williams, class of 1978!

    • REPLY
      Tangela D. DuPree says

      Thank you for your Condolences.

  2. REPLY
    Diane Thompson says

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Tara Ann Jackson Clark, my JHS Classmate ’78. May you R.I.P.

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