Valerie nee Holmes Brown, Age 66 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1968. She attended Odessa's Beauty College where she was affectionately known as "Big Val". She was employed in the Personnel Department with the City of Gary and as an Assistant Housing Manager with the Gary Housing Authority. She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Holmes. She leaves to celebrate her life: Mother, Essie Holmes; son, Leland (Regina) Talbert; daughter, Latricia Davis; siblings: Ruthie Redmond, Roderick Fisher, Diana Walls, Dwight Jones and Lewis Jones; 6 grandchildren: Lynn Cousins, DeVonte (Leah) Talbert, Sydney Talbert, Leland Lamar Talbert II, Kinnedi Davis and Karrington Davis; 1 great granddaughter, Serenity Cousins; and a host of nieces, relatives and friends. Visitation: Monday, July 10, 2017, 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00a.m. all service at the Guy and Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.