Valeria Verdell Kendrick Stripling was born January 29, 1955 to Mrs.Martha Williams Kendrick and Mr. Butler Kendrick in Perry, Georgia. She was a graduate of the Perry High School, Class of 1973. She furthered her education by attending South Georgia Tech and Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Ga. She was employed as a skilled manufacturer worker, and enjoyed cooking and keeping an immaculate home.
"Sister" or "Guy", as she was affectionately called by her family, was kind, soft hearted, easy to get along with, greeted you with a smile, and laughed easily and heartily. Our loss is heaven's gain.
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Valeria departed this life at the age of 64. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Stripling, Jr., grandparents, Priscilla Perry Williams and Daniel C. Williams, and Nellie Davis Kendrick Worthy and Sammie Lee Kendrick, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Barry Jamar McGhee; mother, Martha Brown; father, Butler (Retha) Kendrick; siblings: Linda K. Taylor; CSM (R) Butler (Kim) Kendrick, Jr.; Andrea Kendrick and Michael "Tony" (Patrice) Kendrick ; grandchildren: Samarila and Rh'Leia Lester, and Jamarcus and LaDanian McGhee; aunts: Ruth W. Stubbs, Fannie (Nathaniel) Corbin, Willie Lee "Bunch" Solomon; uncles: Sam (Susie) Kendrick, Mitchell (Della Mae) Worthy, Nathaniel (Fannie) Corbin; nieces: Stephanie Pryor, Janise and Latifah Kendrick, Lexill Daniels; nephews: Keland Hill, Theodore Johnson, Keland Hill, Jr. Shaleek James , Justin , Jaylen and Christopher Kendrick, special Friend: Bill Blackshear; special cousins : Cheryl S. Wright, Sandra Holsey, Carol K. Jackson and Joe Richard Oglesby; and a host of relatives and friends