Valerie Denise Fleming of Tampa passed away Thursday, March 8,
2018. A Homegoing graveside service will be conducted Saturday, March
17th at 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Avenue
with Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks, officiating. Interment will follow
in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Ms. Valerie Denise Fleming
was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida. She was educated
in the public/private schools of Hillsborough County and furthered her
education at Brewster Technical School where she earned her CNA
certification. Ms. Fleming had a successful career in the medical field
for 31 years and retired in 2014.
She was a member of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church under
the pastorate of Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks.
She loved reading (especially her bible), gardening, shopping and
taking care of her two cats, Daisy and Peter Pan. Valerie was a kind,
soft spoken lady who loved the Lord and her family.
She was preceded in death
by: great grandmother, Easter Gilchrist; grandmother, Rosa Webster;
uncles, Maxwell C. Jackson and Wilbert D. Fleming; and cousins, Verlis
Austin, Patricia Bonner and Cameron Fleming.
She will be sadly missed
by: her parents, Levi Jr. and Ruth J. Fleming; aunt, Bernice J. Strawter;
uncle, James F. Fleming; God-mother, Marie Mosley; God-son, Malcom
Mosley; first cousins, Angelo Tyrone Simmons, Lorenzo Jackson (Bernice),
Derrick Austin, Kevin Austin, Gary Austin, Warnetta Bonner, Melody
Jackson; and a host of other first cousins, several second cousins,
other relatives and friends.
A closed casket visitation will be held
from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N.
Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL.