Valerie Mae Cole, departed this life on Monday, August 8, 2022 in the arms of her long time friend, Devery Flamer, at the age of 66.
Valerie was born on January 3, 1956 to the late Steward Otto Johnson, Sr., and Gladys Catherine Shepphard.
She received her education from the Queen Anne’s County Public School System in Centreville, Maryland.
In Valerie's earlier years, she held employment at B&S Industries and Harris Seafood Company. She later gained employment with Corsica Hills Nursing Home as a Caregiver, and served as a Home Health Aide. She also worked at Aspen Institute. Her most recent job was with the Chesterwye Center in Grasonville, MD as a Driver.
Her Life: “Val '' as she was affectionately known to many, was a very kind hearted and outgoing person; she was a “people person”, who loved everyone she came in contact with. Val enjoyed life, and she was certainly the life of the party! Val was a “cooker”! She loved cooking for her family, friends and the entire neighborhood. Valerie would cook for family events and functions, pulling up with a trunk loaded with all kinds of food. You knew from that point on a good time was going to be had and good food was going to be eaten.Valerie was known for her BBQ Spare Ribs, Collard Greens and Mac & Cheese. And let's not forget that “good ole potato salad”! Valerie could fry the best chicken in the world to its golden perfection. Then after everyone was full, she would have her “bragging rights'' telling everyone how good her food was.
In her spare time, Val enjoyed playing cards with Devery and her family, and she was always “talking smack”! She enjoyed spending time with the Flamer Family as well as other people's family. She enjoyed riding to go see her family and if anyone needed anything, if she was able, and she could, she had your back!
Valerie was a faithful member of Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church in Centreville, Maryland under the leadership of the late Anna Taylor. She later became a member of Chosen Generation under the tutelage of the late Bishop Arlene Taylor in Grasonville, Maryland. Prior to her passing, Val rededicated her life back to Christ at Soul Saving Ministries under Pastor Sandra Moore.
Valerie was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Darlene Wilson, Alfred Cole, James Cole and Cynthia Cole and Uncle Allen Johnson.
Valerie leaves to remember her life, and mourn her passing, a devoted friend, Devery Flamer of Grasonville, MD; 4 sisters, Regina Johnson of Abingdon, MD, Mary Felton of Denton, MD, Carolyn Jones of Bridgeville, DE and Niya Johnson of Rockhall, MD; 2 brothers, Stewart Johnson of Rockhall, MD and Anthony Johnson(Barbara) of Abingdon, MD; one aunt, Bessie Beck of New Castle, DE; 2 uncles, Ellsworth and Douglas Johns both of Rockhall, MD, step mother, Sarah Johnson of Rockhall, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.