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Valencia Dee (Thomas) Merkerson

November 13, 1951 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 66)

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January 12, 2018

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Buie Funeral Home Chapel
543 Vass Road
Raeford, North Carolina 28376

Funeral Service
January 13, 2018

1:00 PM
Silver Grove Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church
568 Turnpike Road
Raeford, NC 28376

January 13, 2018

2:30 PM
Silver Grove Church Cemetery
568 Turnpike Road
Raeford, NC 28376

Valencia Merkerson was born November 13, 1951 to the late Melvin and Mary Thomas in Cincinnati, OH. She departed into eternal rest on January 3, 2018 in the sweet comfort of her home.

Valencia Merkerson received her education from Detroit Public Schools of Detroit, MI. Then continued her education at Wayne State University, where she studied to be a CNA Nurse and was a 1979 graduate.

Valencia Merkerson worked for the United States Army Postal Division for 20 years, and retired in the year 2007. Soon after, Valencia and her husband, Robert E. Merkerson, moved to Raeford, NC and became members of Silver Grove Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church. While a member, she was a faithful choir member and deaconess. 

She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her husband of 41 years, Robert E. Merkerson; 3 sisters, and one brother; five children Timothy "Jay" Merkerson (Carla), of Jacksonville, FL; Sherri Merkerson-Latham (Demond) of Charlotte, NC; DeNorris “Pookie” Sutton of Hampton, VA; Robert “Little Robert" Merkerson, Jr. of Detroit, MI. and a God-Daughter Stephanie McCall, Kansas City, MS; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends that will admire her presence forever.


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