"Congresswoman Bentley will be remembered for her invaluable contribution to the improvement of the state of affairs in the country she lived in, and for the fact that she had never forgotten her Serbian roots, as proven by actively promoting interests of the Republic of Serbia and its people. We will always remember both the support she lent to our country in the most precarious of times in its history and her contribution to the advancement of the overall relations between the Republic of Serbia and the United States of America.
As an American of Serbian descent, Congresswoman Bentley has continuously participated in the life of the large Serbian community in the United States, and has regularly organized, participated and made her selfless contribution to humanitarian efforts and other activities carried out by the Serbian expatriate community.
With her passing, the Republic of Serbia has lost a true friend."
Ambassador of Serbia Djerdj Matkovic
August 9, 2016