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Hazel Marie Clark

May 1, 1943October 6, 2019
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Hazel Marie Clark May 1st, 1943-October 6th, 2019

Hazel Marie Clark, daughter of Omega and Frances Debnam Richardson, born in Louisburg, North Carolina on May 1st, 1943, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Hazel graduated from George P. Phenix High School located on Hampton University’s Campus in Hampton, Virginia. Upon completion of high school, Hazel obtained employment at the Chamberlin Hotel, on Fort Monroe as a waitress/ Hostess. Del and Hazel met through family and dated for 6 months prior to getting married.

Hazel, Delano (Del) and Anita traveled the world with Del’s military career. What a wonderful life she lived. While many were reading about the places they traveled to, she and Del were experiencing it first-hand. She was the wife and first lady of the man who maintained the Air Force One. Therefore, she was responsible for planning many high-level meetings and events. She was chairman of the wives’ club on base. She was a woman that marched to her own drum beat. She was loved and respected by many and managed to complete her college education while working full-time and raising a family. She holds an Associate’s Degree from Wayne Community College in Finance and Accounting, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Fayetteville Technical Institute in Business. After receiving her BA, she worked at Pope AFB Credit Union as a teller, eventually working her way up to the position of Administrative Bank Manager. She was President of the Air Force Sergeants Association and also played an integral part during the civil rights era in North Carolina with the NAACP. She once competed, not only on a softball league, but a bowling league, receiving various trophies for her many perfect games. Hazel was a perfectionist in all that she did at work and at home, and received many accolades during her various careers.

Hazel was lovingly known as “Lil Mama”, “Mama Clark,” or “Ms. Hazel” by many of her daughter’s friends and children in the neighborhood. She touched so many lives; more than we will ever know.

Hazel Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Omega and Frances Richardson; husband, Delano Clark; daughter, Shelia Renee and two brothers, William Thomas Richardson and James Edward Richardson and her baby sister, Carolyn Louise Thompson; sister in law, Nannie V. Richardson and two brothers-in-law, Benjamin West and Bobby Sanders. Hazel leaves behind her beautiful daughter, Anita Maria Clark; one brother, Omega Richardson, Jr. of Hampton, Virginia; two sisters, Lillie Mae West of Avon Park, Florida and Joyce Ann Sanders of Hampton, Virginia; four sisters-in-law, Teniya Clark-Lee, Lorraine Malker, Mary Frazier (Russell) and Natasha Pile (Venslough); two brothers-in-law, Robert Malker (Diane) and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Pearman, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends who will cherish fond memories of her. God granted you your wings because he had a new assignment for you.

We sincerely thank the many friends and relatives who gave support and strength during Hazel’s illness and her passing on to be with the Lord. Your visits and other acts of kindness exemplify God’s rich glory in such a loving way. In this troubled world, it is truly refreshing to know people who still have the time to be kind and who have the faith to believe that the more you give, the more you will receive; people who are ready by thoughts, words and deeds to reach out their hands in our hour of need.

God bless you all, The family


  • Omega Richardson, Father (deceased)
  • Frances Richardson, Mother (deceased)
  • Delano Clark, Husband (deceased)
  • Shelia Renee, Daughter (deceased)
  • William Thomas Richardson, Brother (deceased)
  • James Edward Richardson, Brother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Louise Thompson, Sister (deceased)
  • Nannie V. Richardson, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Benjamin West, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Bobby Sanders, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Anita Maria Clark, Daughter
  • Omega Richardson, Jr., Brother
  • Lillie Mae West, Sister
  • Joyce Ann Sanders, Sister
  • Teniya Clark-Lee, Sister-in-law
  • Lorraine Malker, Sister-in-law


  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Hazel Marie Clark

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Fleicia Bullock

October 12, 2019

This was an evening we enjoyed
At the concert in hampton.

Melvin N. Smith Jr

October 12, 2019

I will always cherish and honor the memories of Mrs. Hazel Clark; A Lady of Elegance and Class, who was the Epitome of a Wife, Mother, Servant, and Friend to all who had the opportunity to know her. "Ms Hazel" welcomed me into their home and kept me as a part of the Clark Family. Anita, you were certainly Blessed to be the Daughter of this Darling Woman...My prayers are for you and the Family. May the Peace of the Lord, be your source of strength and comfort. You have a circle of Friends and Family who intend to be here for you in the days and years to come. Love You..Melvin

Thomas Henry

October 11, 2019

Our beautiful Aunt Hazel, may your soul rest in the arms of the Lord. Until we meet again, you are forever in our memories. Love 💕 forever from Thomas, Shona, Portia, Ashley and Arianna.

Dorine Henry-Richard

October 11, 2019

Anita, we offer you our sincere condolences for this tremendous loss! Aunt Hazel was such an amazing woman and a wonderful example for all who knew her! What a remarkable legacy she has left behind. Although we were related, it is an honor to have known her and to be able to call her my Aunt. She will truly be missed. Anita, please know, we will continuously lift you up before the Throne of Grace! I pray God grant you His great peace and anointing as you continue to navigate through this very difficult time! We love you!
Love, Larry, Dorine (niece), De’Ryan, Tier-ra, Creshena, Indya, Makayla and Trinity
Dorine Henry-Richard (Boone)

Eliza Glover

October 10, 2019

I have known Hazel since she was a young girl. She was always sweet, and mild-mannered, just like her Mother. It was always nice to have a conversation with her. She would keep you laughing after the conversation was over. She will truly be missed,

Carmela Di Laurenzio

October 10, 2019

Anita I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Constance Williams

October 10, 2019

May God's loving-kindness, keep your
family steadfast with love, peace and
comfort, during this time of sorrow.
Constance Williams

Chanel Young-Pope

October 10, 2019

To the Clark family,
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Mrs. Hazel Marie Clark over 15 years ago. I recall stopping by her home years ago to visit with her daughter Anita after a military training exercise. Mrs. Clark treated me with such hospitality and her kindness continued to resonate with me throughout the years. She made me feel as though I was a family member; just as if I were her own daughter. With that being said, in this season of bereavement, I send fervent prayers and condolences to the Clark family and to my friend, colleague, & fellow Veteran, Anita Clark. May GOD cover you in his grace and comfort you as you grieve the loss of this beloved family member.

Dr. Chanel Young-Pope

Walter Brooks

October 10, 2019

When I met Hazel and her husband, she asked me who are you, I said I am my own man who is helping your daughter thru some tough times then we talked like we knew each other for years. Our remembers were on point for good conversation. She was sweet from heart when we talked.