Valery (Thomas) Harrison

Born: Fri., Feb. 9, 1968
Died: Mon., Feb. 15, 2021


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 21, 2021
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 22, 2021
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel

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Act 17:28
For in him we live, and move and have our being.

Valery Thomas Harrison was born February 9, 1968 in Gadsden, AL.  She was baptized in the Name of Jesus and was full of the Holy Ghost.  She hoped, believed, trusted and obeyed the word of God till her last breath.

Affectionately known by her family and friends as Val or Mrs. Valery she received a Bachelor Degree from Jacksonville State in Math and Minor in Accounting.

Valery worked for the City of Gadsden in the City Finance Department. for 14 years. After that she wanted to be a house wife, so she could raise Joshua and Makayla.  After the kids turned 13 and 10 years old she opened Dressout Boutique.

Valery Harrison's life was an example of Gods Love.  She loved helping others, talking about the Lord Jesus; also she loved her family. She loved to travel cook play cards and was always ready to tell someone about the goodness of Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ellis Andrew Thomas; mother Delores Jean Porter Thomas.  Among those left to cherish her memories are: Her husband Wilbert Harrison, daughters: April (Richard Norris) Usher, Makayla Harrison, son: Joshua Harrison,  step-mom: Stanlene Jeffories Thomas. Sisters: Nedra (Patrick) Payton Mobile, AL, Norleshia (Patrick) Robinson Calera, AL. Brothers: Rodrick Thomas  and Bernard (Nicole) Thomas Mobile, AL. sisters-in-law: Janice Clifton and Felicia Harrison; brothers-in-law; Vernon (Ivalene) Herron and Warren Harrison; grand kids, Tyerice Baise, Taylor Usher, Teona Usher; nieces: Samantha (Jermaine) Snow, Keriona Thomas, Gwendell Thomas, Amber Payton, Lindsay Clifton, Torrie Rigby and Brittney Harrison; newphews, Bernard Thomas Jr.; special aunties, Arnetta Porter and Judy Porter-Young, Anniston, AL; uncles: Herman Porter Crestview, Florida and Yorick (Beverly) Porter and a host of special nieces nephews cousin and friends.   

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.


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Pamela Luker
   Posted Wed February 17, 2021
Lifting you all up in prayer, Valery was such a sweet person, she will be greatly missed

Donna Adams
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Harrison family! Please know Valery will forever be in your hearts! She was so kind and a very sweet person. Always had that sweet friendly smile. She will be missed!
Donna Adams

Phoebe Walker-James
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
Prayers and sincere condolences to the family in this dark hour. May the Lord strengthen you in the days ahead.

Norleshia Robinson
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021

EXPRESSION OF LOVE EASEL was sent by The Thomas Siblings.

We cherish the memories and will always love you - Nedra (Patrick), Roderick, Bernard (Nicole), Norleshia (Patrick)

Shainita Carter
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I met Val as a young lady attending Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. I would often visit Val and Nedra during my academic career. She supplied love, wisdom, and insight to a budding African American Educator. I appreciated the sisterly bond we shared. I will forever love the Thomas family for sharing Val with me. I want the Thomas and Harrison family to know that Val’s love, Godly spirit, and family values will be greatly missed. Farewell to my sister in Christ!

Shannah Harper
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021


Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our families will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, The Booher, Harper, Jefferson, and Johnson Families (BBVA)

Gerar Pope
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I got a chance to know my cousin Valery well during the time she went to school in my home city of Huntsville, Alabama. She would attend church service with me and my parents and later eat out on Sundays. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to Valery's family and friends.

Gerar Pope & Family
Memphis, Tennessee

Jackie Marbuary
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Thomas and Harrison families.

Val and I grew up together and lived across the street from each other on Davis St. We last talked about a year ago and enjoyed introducing our kids. She will truly be missed.

Herman, Arametta, Yorick Porter and Judy Porter Young
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
On behalf of the Porter Family, we wish to express to you our very deep sense of personal loss and our profound sympathies on the death of your wife, mother, sibling, and niece- Mrs. Valery Thomas Harrison. We loved her dearly. We will always cherish her memories. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear. May it be comforting to know that we care. WE LOVE YOU!!

Jacqueline Marbuary
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jackie Marbuary.

With Deepest Sympathy, Love and Fond Memories

Faye Gary
   Posted Sat February 20, 2021
Oh Val, I’m soooo going to miss you. You are one of the sweetest most precious God loving people that I’ve met in a long long time. Always smiling, spreading the Gospel of St. John version of the Bible., just truly being the Christian that you were. Well baby, I’m going to make you a promise that I’m going to stay in Bible Study and continue to learn, and I’ll let The Prophet know I’m there because I had just been listening and not signing in. So I’m not going to say good bye, I am going to say see you later Babygirl. So for now Fly High our Beautiful Angel, Fly High. My sincere and deepest condolences to Wilber and the Children. May God give U all strength.♥️♥️♥️♥️ Mrs. Faye Wright-Gary

Stanley D Wells Sr
   Posted Mon February 22, 2021
To the Harrison Family,
I am so sorry that I can’t be there with you. I just want to say that I am there with you in spirit. Valerie was a sweet soul, she made me welcome every time I seen her, she will be truly missed. I am praying for you guys every day I love you Family v

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