Valerie was born in Oakland on May 22, 1954. She worked for Heinz & also worked for County Larch Clover Center. She loved working with the elderly & children; she helped many people in her line of work.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49.5 years Edward Sr., children Edward Jr.,
Art & Waconda Jones-Harper, grandson Miles, sisters Lorraine, Wanda, Jackie, Anna, Anita & brother Robert Payton, & many adoring family members. Valerie is preceded in death by her son Christopher Michael Cole, her father Robert L. Bryant, Mother Dorothy G. Bryant, her sisters Devona & Dottie & brother Bobby.
Services will be held on Friday, November 15 with a visitation from 9am-11am and a service at 11:00 a.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Burial to follow immediately at Tracy Public Cemetery.