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Bennie Mae Clarke

October 20, 1930 October 17, 2013
Bennie Mae Clarke
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Bennie Mae Trenton Clarke was born to the late John W. Trenton and Clyde White on October 20, 1930 in Brooksville, Florida.  Mother Clarke was however, at the age of 8 raised by her step-father Alford Harnell Clark.  Mother Clarke attended Moton a combination elementary and high school where she graduated in 1947.  Mother Clarke attended Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) where she earned both her undergraduate and Master of Education.
Mother Clarke married the love of her life Deacon Ernest James Clarke on June 8, 1952.  Mother Clarke was a lifelong member of Mt. Pilgrim Freewill Baptist Church which was    founded    by   her   grandfather     Rev. Benjamin White.  Mother Clarke taught at Moton for 16 years and 14 years at Parrott Middle School until her retirement in 1983.
 
Mother   Clarke    leaves    to   cherish   her memories,    daughters   Marsha  Clarke of Upper Marlboro,   MD and  Sylvia  L. Gibson of  Lakeland   FL  ;   three        grandchildren, Courtney    A.   Everett   of  Upper  Marlboro, MD,   Deborah  Hawkins  (Lamar), and Julius Gibson both of Lakeland, FL; Sister, Lennie T. Lewis, Plant City FL; a special cousin James Robert Clark; and a host of nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
 
Viewing: Saturday, October 26, 2013 ~ 9:00 A.M.  to 11:00 A.M. ~ Mt. Pilgrim Freewill Baptist Church  ~ 863 School Street ~Brooksville, FL
 
Services: Saturday, October 26, 2013 ~ 11:00 A.M. ~ Mt. Pilgrim Freewill Baptist Church ~ 863 School Street ~ Brooksville, FL
 
Interment: Brooksville Cemetery ~ Brooksville, FL

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