Bentum R Clark

Sunrise: September 25, 1951

Sunset: April 6, 2021

Bentum Regina Clark, known to family and friends as Regina, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Booker T. Washington High School. After high school she attended Nursing School and retired from Sentara Healthcare after 37 years of service.

Regina was a loving mother, to her only child and daughter, Ebony and three grandchildren whom she adored and was very proud of. She was a dedicated wife to her husband, John and cherished spending quality time with family and friends. To know her was to love her.

Regina is preceded in death by her parents, Dora C. Cradle and Bennie W. Jones and her sister; Charlotte Barnes. Regina is survived by her husband, John M. Clark; daughter, Ebony Smith (Jessie); grandchildren, Quavon Willis, Jessie Smith and Jayla Smith; her dear sister, Macie Michelin; a special nephew, Phillip Cradle (Tasha), Antonio Michelin, Joseph Cradle, Daniel Turner (Glynnis); mother-in-law, Thelma Hurdle; daughter-in-law, Lakeisha Archer; a very special friend, Portia Demary; a special cousin, Wanda Kay and a host of other family and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Monarch Walk Communituy says

    Sending Condolences to the Clark family from the Monarch Walk Community. Peace and Blessings.

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    Joannetta Canty says

    Gina may your soul be at rest. I will miss seeing you and talking to you. This is a hard pill to swallow. God definitely has an angel in heaven. I will be checking on John. Thank you for your friendship over the years.

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    Lamont Brown-Kroeger says

    I was so shocked when I received the phone call about Regina’s passing. She and I worked together for many years at Sentara Leigh Hospital from 1988 until I went to Sentara Norfolk General in 1999. She was such a sweet and giving friend everyday she would give me a ride home in route too her own and I really appreciate her time and effort. John, Ebony, and Macy I will continue to hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love to you all from Phoenix, Arizona. P.S. sorry I can’t be there.

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    Portia DeMary-Trotter says

    My my my I’m speechless we were friends forever since junior high, graduated together, looked for jobs together attend church services (early) morning breakfast together, had our 1st babygirls (only a month apart) shopped together (we were shopaholics) I could go on and on but I know our friendship was a joyous one I’m going to miss you, God is taking care of everything he gave you your wings now fly rest my friend for ever in my heart love Po
    My sincere condolences to John/ Ebony/Macie/Phillip and family!

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    Clarence Thompson says

    Our sincere condolences to John and the family. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God bless your many wonderful memories you shared to comfort your heart doing this difficult time. Love, Jim & Barbara Thompson and Family

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    Dana (Payne) Peterman says

    Wow!!! I am truly at a loss for words. My sincere condolences to you Ebony and your family. I am praying for you daily. You, Ebony were like a sister to me and Mrs. Regina was like a mom to me growing up So this is definitely hard to believe. I am truly sorry and may God give you comfort and peace during this time.

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