She was born on Oct. 13, 1961, to the late Lonnie and Virginia Betsil.
She was of the Baptist faith and a dedicated member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
Above anything else in her life, she was a caring wife and a loving mother and grandmother. She cherished and loved the time with her grandchildren more than anything in the world.
In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a very special mother-in-law, Kathleen Moss.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of nine years, Robert Ellis; two daughters: Tabitha Bannister and Tiffany Simpson; three sons: Julian Moss, A.J. Murray and Josh Ellis; and eight grandchildren: Emily Bannister, Nathan Bannister, Alex Bannister, Richard Simpson, Jasmine Simpson, Zach Murray, Claire Murray and Kylie Moss.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 910 30th Street S.E., Cleveland TN 37323.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. The Revs. Tyler Gentry, Ray Higgins, and Jason Barnes will be officiating the service.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Valerie or your condolences with her family at her online guestbook located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Ellis family with the arrangements.