Ms. Valerie K. Givhan was born on October 17th, 1958 to the union of Eddie L. and Dilsie M. Givhan. She was raised in Montgomery, Alabama and was the third of seven children. She confessed to Christ at an early age at the Lilly Baptist Church and later joined Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church. Valerie received her education in the Montgomery public school system; she attended Loveless Elementary School and McIntyre Junior High School and in 1976, she graduated from Carver High School. She was also an avid Auburn fan. She worked as a security guard and certified nursing assistant. Among the many great things in her life, Val, as she was affectionately known, loved her family (especially her grand-daughter, Taylor) and spending time with her friends. She was a loving and caring person to all who knew her. Valerie was straight forward and honest when dealing with people. She enjoyed having a good time and often brought humor to situations. Throughout her life and especially during her illness, Valerie never wavered in her faith in the Lord.
On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, our beloved Val was called into eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie L. Givhan Sr.; brother, Michael A. Givhan; maternal grandparents, Leon and Fannie Starks; and paternal grandparents, John and Odellar Alexander.
Valerie leaves to cherish her memories two loving children – son, Kaskeo O. Givhan; daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and Vincent Cobb, who cared for her until she transitioned; grand-daughter, Taylor Arrington; a loving and devoted mother, Dilsie M. Givhan, who tirelessly provided care for Valerie as her health declined; a sister, Brenda J. Givhan; four brothers, Eddie L Jr., Ricky J. and Gerri V. Givhan of Montgomery, Alabama and Leonardo D. Givhan Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida; aunts, Addie Myrick, Brenda (Larry) Hicks, and Belinda Covington; great-aunt and great-uncle, Lilly and James Warner; nieces, Jasmine Heard, Sonya Bennett, and Tiana Givhan; nephews, Antonio F., Leonard D. Jr., and Nathan D. Givhan; special friends, Belinda German and Lawrence E. Jackson Jr.; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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