In Loving Memory

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker

Valerie Smith, In Loving Memory, November 7, 1958 - January 1, 2010


 
On January 2, 2010 I received a call from older sister that my sister Valerie had passed away suddenly. With that news I took my mother and off to Houston, Texas we went.

I would like you to know my sister. She was my younger sister and did all the things younger sisters do. Growing up she was the rebel....although her rebellion was always viewed "funny" and I never understood that....but again younger sisters get that pass.

My sister grew up, married, had one child (Brittany), and divorced. Not unlike many people we all know. Brittany was the pride of her life. They were not only mother and daughter but best friends, very much like my older sister and her daughter as well. Brittany grew up, went to college, and graduated with a degree in forensic science. Valerie was so proud, but then she was always proud of Brittany.

My sister worked for Home Depot in the accounting department. She was born in El Paso, Texas, grew up, and lived most of her life in Texas. She was a quiet person, but one with a big heart. I never heard her speak ill towards anyone, if she was your friend you had a friend you count on. If you lost her trust, well that was another thing...all I can as is good luck on winning it back. 

My sister was a simple person with simple needs. She never asked for much. In her passing she did not want a service or any major production, just a simple cremation and family gathering which we did. Valerie would have loved how we honored her memory and how we will continue to honor her memory going forward. I am so thankful I told her I loved her the last time we spoke.

Most of all, I am thankful for having such a sister like Valerie. She was a wonderful mom, woman, co-worker, and sister. We will miss her very much but she will always be with us.

 

 

Kevin M. Breeland

General Manager

Residential Mortgage of South Carolina, LLC

427 Johnnie Dodds Rd.

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

breelandk@residentialmtg.com

www.residentialscdailyrates.com

Competitive by nature...the Best by choice!

 

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Kevin, thanks for introducing Valerie to us. It sounds like you have many fond memories of her, which I'm sure will make you smile often. Thanks, too, for reminding us in your gentle way to let those in our lives know how much they mean to us. Best to you,

January 12, 2010 10:14 AM
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Kevin Breeland

Thank you for your comments....

January 12, 2010 01:01 PM
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Jimmy Waring
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Nicely done.... everyone can see you truly loved her.

January 12, 2010 01:44 PM
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i haven't checked on your blog for a while and it was nice to see Val's picture and your thoughts.  I'm so glad dad was able to go down and be with you guys.  I'm so sorry for your loss of such an amazing sister and friend.

love and miss you lots

nicole

January 27, 2010 01:58 PM
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Thanks Nicole.....It really meant alot to me that Wayne was able to be there....

January 27, 2010 02:24 PM
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