The wake service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reverend Glenn Bryant will officiate.
Valeria Davette Battle was born December 29, 1970 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to David Battle and the late Elma Smith Battle. Valeria was a 1988 graduate of Americus High School in Americus, Georgia. During her college years, Valeria was very active in the Albany State University Golden Rams Marching Band. She was a Kappa Kappa Psi Melody. During her professional career, she coached the Academic Quiz Bowl Team. She led her team to several victories. She graduated from Albany State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After completing her studies, Valeria continued to advance in her field of education.
She was employed by the Franklin County School system of North Carolina AIG Language Arts teacher. She was a member of NCAE, Order of Eastern Stars, and Real Sistas Social Club.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a father David Battle, Americus, Georgia; four siblings, her twin sister - Vanessa Battle Edison, Tampa, Florida, Patricia Battle Bullard, Albany, Georgia, Deborah A. Bryant (Rev. Glenn), and Ray Johnson (Martha), Americus, Georgia. She had one devoted niece Tameco D. Battle. In addition, she had ten nieces and nephews: Monte T. Battle (Marika), Octavia T. Campbell, Albert M Campbell Jr. (Catrina), David K. Battle, Marcus A. Campbell, April L. Walker (Steven), Brandon A. Campbell, Brandi C. Mitchell (Phillip), Glenn Bryant, Jr., Angel R. Johnson. A host of other relatives and friends also survive.