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Mrs. Valerie F. Edmonds
August 12, 1953 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Valerie entered this life on August 12, 1953 and was called to her eternal home on November 30, 2023.
She was the second child and daughter born to Junius and Dollie Frazier in Suffolk, VA. Valerie grew up in Suffolk, where she attended school, graduating with the Class of 1971 from John F. Kennedy High School. She also received an Associates Degree in Accounting from Kee Business College in Portsmouth, VA. While in high school, you could find Valerie strutting up and down the field in black and gold during football games as a majorette in the Wolverine Marching Band. Upon graduation she went to work for General Electric Television Assembly Plant. Valerie and her two children Karl and Shanee' resided in Northern Suffolk. While working at General Electric, she would meet her husband, Robert Edmonds, and together they shared 38 years of marriage. This union formed a blended family, and Valerie became a bonus mom to Robert Jr., Duane, and Jennifer.
Valerie accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at East End Baptist Church. As a youth she was athletic and active in the Recreation Program at East End, as well as participating in the choir and serving as an usher. She later joined, and was a faithful member of St. Timothy Baptist Church in Suffolk. While there, she served in several ministries including finance as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, Usher, and lending her angelic voice to the choir. Her love of children extended to serving many roles in the church’s youth ministry.
Valerie loved being creative and it showed in her home decor and other crafting projects. Her creativity was on display when she worked as an associate for K-Mart, and was in charge of their Fashion Shows and displays.
Her love of children also played a part in her most beloved role, being “Ma” to her 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her grandchildren loved being gathered at her home. For them, nothing compared to “Ma and Da’s house.” She was always there to support her grandkids through each life milestone, never missing graduations whether near or far, birthday parties, baby showers, and anything else they were celebrating. They all knew they could always count on her being in attendance.
Valerie was preceded in death by her father Junius and her older sister Debra. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 38 years, Robert Edmonds Sr., her mother Dollie Frazier, her children Karl Sr.,, Shanee’, Robert Jr., Duane (Letitia), and Jennifer (William), her siblings Clemon Frazier ( Sabrena), Michael Frazier (Zelda) , two brothers in law, Phillip Claude and Chris Edmonds, three sisters in law Tina Holland, Marion Edmonds, and Diane Edmonds, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
The family of Mrs. Valerie F. Edmonds request, at this time your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Valerie F. Edmonds has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home.