Valerie Jean King, known to most people as “Val” or “Mom”, fell asleep at the age of 63 in Sacramento, California. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and attended Jefferson High school. She later relocated to Long Beach and Sacramento, CA.
Val was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Her family and friends would describe her as loving, caring,selfless, feisty and strong. She loved to travel, thrift shop and decorate her home. She enjoyed any celebration and was usually the first to hit the dance floor.
Val had an unwavering faith in God. She symbolized her dedication to Jehovah God by baptism March 22,1992. She was an active member of Franklin Meadows Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a full time regular pioneer for many years. She had a zeal for the truth and was not afraid to share it with those who she made contact with. Val lived her life following the principles she taught others from the Bible. It could be said that she was “in constant attendance” at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses as well as in the ministry while her health permitted. (Acts 2:46)
Val was predeceased by her loving parents Ernest and Rosemarie King; sisters: Janice Mayshack and Vivian Hemans; brothers: Wayne, Michael, and Richard King. Val is survived by her brothers: Anthony (Gloria), Ernest III, Marvin Sr. (Faith) and her six children: Lathresa “Trish” (Jamar), Augustus (Shyra), Uronda, Bryan (Pilar), Issac Jr. (Donisha) and Malisha (James). She is also survived by her elevengrandchildren, nieces and nephews. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
Val and her daughter, Trish, are best friends and Trish affectionately nicknamed Val, “Little Lady”. Trish lovingly cared for Val the last 2 years of her life. Trish’s family also provided assistance with Val’s care. The family gives them and everyone else who cared for Val their greatest gratitude.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held by ZOOM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Words are few, thoughts are deep,
Memories of you we will always keep.
In tears we saw you suffer,
We watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
You fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful from the pain;
We are grateful you are no longer suffering,
And in our heart you will remain.
We sat at your beside our
Hearts were crushed and sore,
We did our duty to the end
’til we could do no more
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always, forgetting you never.
Sad are the hearts that love you,
Silently tears will fall,
Living our lives without
You is the saddest part of all.
Our family chain is broken
Nothing feels the same.
We love you Mom,
Until we meet again…….
ACTS 24: 15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous.
REVELATION 21:4. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
The family acknowledges with sincere appreciation the comforting messages, all who kept us in their prayers,floral tributes, and other expressions of kindness during this time of bereavement.