Viola Faye ‘Vicki’ Bentley, 64, bred and showed Shetland Sheepdogs is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Viola Faye Bentley
Viola Faye Bentley

After a yearlong struggle with illness, Viola Faye ‘Vicki’ Bentley (Tano), 64, went home on Sunday, April 29, 2016. She was born on June 12, 1951, in Fairmont, W.Va.

She had a variety of jobs, but her longest passion was being a CNA hospice aide and helping many families and their loved ones at very difficult times. Breeding and showing Shetland Sheepdogs was her other great love.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Tano; uncle, Clarence Tano; son, Shawn Thompson; grandparents who raised her, Robert and Mildred Criss; and her beloved pets, Pete and Topper.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Bentley; mother, Dorothy Hayes; stepmother, Mildred Gemondo; brothers, Bill Kennedy and Charles Tano Jr.; children, Robert Thompson and Charlene Criss; grandchildren, Victorina Toothman, and her husband, Robert, Shawna Thompson and R.J. Thompson; and her fur baby, Dierks.

She will be laid to rest at noon Tuesday, May 3, in Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Heritage Humane Society.

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