Valoria Mosley Valoria was born on September 11, 1951 to the proud parents of Mr. James and Mrs. Ruth Jefferies in Little Rock Arkansas. Her parents later moved to Lansing Michigan where Valoria was a student of the Lansing Public school district where she excelled in the class room and a cheerleader for Lansing Sexton. Valoria was a well versed drama student, traveling to Europe in the summer with the Prime Time Players. She continued her education at Western Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree and was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority She later earned her Masters of Art from Michigan State University. She taught for 34 years in the Lansing school District, and was a lifelong Member of Trinity AME Church. Valoria was married Bruce Dennis Mosley on December 30, 1996. A great void has been left by her passing, but she leaves a great legacy and memories that will be cherished by her father, Mr. James Jeffries; husband, Bruce Dennis Mosley; a sister, Ms. Beverly Howell; 3 sons and one daughter, Marcus (LaTonya) Turner, Lansing, Marlon (Marshall) Turner, Baltimore, Trent (Kilah) Mosley, Cleveland and Tiffani (Rodger) Battle, Oklahoma. She was the proud grandmother of 6 very special grandchildren: Malachi, Malkolm, Quinn, Troy, Amari and Khalil; and she was excited impending birth of her first granddaughter, Mosley Anna-Irene Turner; a host of brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Jeffries, and her brother, Reggie Jeffries. Special friends Nancy, Lonnie, Fred, Tina, Tiny, and Lynn. A special Thank You to Rose Evans, Takers, Bobbie Lewis, Janae Howell, Aubrey Poole and Ms. Faye. Visitation will be held at Trinity AME Church, Sunday, November 3, 4-8 p.m., wake will be at 6-8 p.m. Service will be held at the church, Monday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. Family serviced by Paradise Arrangement Services, 3137 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI 48910 (517) 272-1035 www.paradisefuneralchapel.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 3, 2013