TROY - Valorie Sue Berry-Wickliffe, 61, of Troy, passed away 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Troy Care Center. She was born in Troy on Aug. 27, 1952, to the late Russell G. and Marilyn (Austin) Elam. She was married to Edward V. Wickliffe on Oct. 19, 1991, and he survives.
Valorie is also survived by seven children, John Berry of Troy, Robert and Sara Wickliffe of Troy, James and Melissa Wickliffe of Philadelphia, Pa., and Deontray Hunter, Rayonah Hurston, Rayshawna Hurston, and Ray Hurston Jr., the four of which reside at home; and seven grandchildren, Keyara, Brian, Tyler, Zenia, Jason, Alexander, and Jamie Lynn. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gayle Berry.
Valorie was a member of Richards Chapel United Methodist Church in Troy and was the church organist for 50 years. She was a 1970 graduate of Troy High School and attended one year of college at Wilberforce University. After attending college, she worked at the Lincoln Community Center. She then worked at the U.S. Bank in Troy for 30 years serving as teller, assistant to the mortgage loan officer, and as branch manager. She also worked at Troy Care and Rehabilitation in the Business office for three years. She also served on the finance committee, board of trustees, administration council, pastor parish Ccommittee, and was the church musician, all at Richards Chapel United Methodist Church in Troy.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Contributions may be given in her memory to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com