Valeria BATTLE


BATTLE, Valeria Homegoing ser-vice for Ms. Val-eria Battle of Tampa, who pas-sed away, July 27, 2013, will be, Saturday, August 3, 3 pm, at Mt. Pilgrim MB Church, St. Petersburg, Rev. Jerry Alex-ander Sr. officiating. Inter-ment will be in Royal Palm North Cemetery, St. Peters-burg. Valeria was born November 2, 1958 in St. Petersburg to the late W.C. and Willie Mae (Williams) Banks. She was a frequent visitor of Revealing Truth Ministries, Tampa and Mt. Zion Progressive M.B. Church, St. Petersburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling with her children, shopping for her grand-children, and hosting social activities at her home. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories her children, Antuan L. Banks, Ebone S. Battle, and Kendra S. Banks; grandchildren, Isaiah Johnson, Faith Banks, Aaliyah Banks, and Sanii Johnson; brothers, Frederick Brown and Stephen Banks Sr.; sisters, Cassandra Giles, Cathleen Banks, Cyn-etha Banks, Anita Grant, Sophia Works, and Jacinda Banks Gamble; niece, Alicia Johnson and other nieces; nephews, Byron Dowdell and Joshua Adams and other nephews; close cousin, Bev-erly Lunan-Thomas and other cousins; close friends, Margie Rios and Kathy Pringley-Miller; and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 pm Friday evening. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm. Family and friends are to meet at the church on Saturday.

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 2, 2013