Mary Skates Clark

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Mary Skates ClarkMary Skates Clark, 76 of Phenix, passed away April 23, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Edward Winston Skates and Myrtie Brogdon Skates. She was married to Richard Harrison Clark. 

In addition to her parents, those who preceded her in death were her daughter, Brenda Lee Clark-Smith and her siblings, Benny Lee Skates, Josephine Dews, David Skates, Ruth Clark, James (Bimbo) Skates and Jerry (Sugarfoot) Skates. 

Mary Ann leaves to cherish her husband of 58 years, Richard Clark; children, Leslie Clark (Debreta), Diane Smith (Pastor John), Charles Clark (Patricia) and Robert Clark; grandchildren, Oneisha, Dominique, Nicole, Jeremiah, Charles Jr., Chris, SheMena, Cornelius, Tywanna, Teson and Cianna; three sisters, Minnie Clark, Dora Rose and her special sister/caregiver, Lucille Hancock; brother, Stanley Skates (Jeanette); sisters-in-law, Cheryl Skates, Gloria Ghoston, Margaret Skates, Dorothy Booth (Leroy), Cora Pannell, Elaine Clark and Mary Ferrell; brothers-in-law, Earl Clark (Velma) and Dewey Bolling and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 30, at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church in Phenix with interment in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at 

Arrangements were by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.