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Nov262013

SURPRISE! Karen Clark Sheard Enjoys A Birthday Bash In Her Honor

By EEW News Editors

First Lady, four-time Grammy-winning recording artist, and matriarchal star of BET’s “The Sheards,” Karen Clark Sheard, may have already turned 53 years young on Nov. 15, but the celebrations in her honor haven’t yet stopped.

In a Monday, Nov. 25 Twitter post, her two-time Grammy-winning big sister, Dorinda Clark Cole, 56, shared fun snaps of a belated surprise party, saying everyone had a “great time” at an event reportedly full of “family, friends and fun.”

The sisters posed smiling, with balloons and a colorful “Happy Birthday” banner in the background.

It’s the Clark Sisters celebrating the baby of the family, Karen, who turned 53 on Nov. 15. (Left To Right) Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole (Credit: Instagram)Showing off their sillier side, the trio make their best goofy faces for the camera.

Credit: InstagramClark-Sheard, the youngest member of the legendary Clark sisters, also said to be the quietest—that is, until she hits the stage—recently completed a live recording at Chicago’s House of Hope Church for her yet-to-be-titled Donald Lawrence-produced album set for a 2014 release.

Although the continued success of the Karew Records CEO’s music career is exciting, Clark-Sheard’s greatest sources of pride is her children, Kierra Sheard and J. Drew II.

On Nov. 15, 26-year-old Kierra, also an award-winning recording artist and star of the family’s BET reality show, gushed over her beloved mother on Facebook.

She wrote, “I thank God for trusting me with such an amazing gift, and that is you! You care, love, give, correct, listen, fight, defend, and so much more for me! There's no mother that can beat my mommy in the ‘Mommy Competition’!”

Singers Kierra Sheard and Karen Clark Sheard attend the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: GETTY)As the message went on, the singer affectionately known as “Ki Ki” continued talking about the strength of their mother-daughter bond and the openness, and unconditional love she enjoys.  

“You've allowed me to give you all of me and not judge me but still correct me as my mother; even when I've disappointed you. Thank you! You've given me a friendship that no one can top. I'm beautiful because of you!”

Admiring her mom’s 1 Thessalonians 4:11 way of life (It says, in part, make it your ambition to lead a quiet life”), Sheard added, “You live like what the bible teaches us to live, and that is a quiet life. I dream to be a wife, mother, friend, sister, and woman just like you.”

The woman Clark-Sheard has become—successful, celebrated, and well loved—does not come without its challenges, specifically wearing so many hats and juggling them all.

In an interview with JET Magazine, she said, "Life has ups and downs. Though being Karen Clark Sheard has advantages, even the disadvantages make me who I am. My trials prepare me to be the person who God called me to be.”

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