Anna Valentine was born on June 11, 1928, to the union of John and Mary Christopher in Spotsylvania
County, Virginia. She moved to Montclair, New Jersey with her family at a young age.
Anna graduated from Montclair High School and continued her education at Rutgers University.
On May 28,1948, Anna was united in marriage to the love of her life, Reginald Valentine: he preceded her
in death on April 28, 2001. Through this union, they were blessed with two children, Christopher A.
Valentine Sr., and Kevin R. Valentine.
Anna was employed by the United States Navy as a purchasing supervisor and later partnered with her
husband as owner of Home Rug Cleaners, Orange NJ.
Anna enjoyed vacationing in Sag Harbor with her family and friends. She had a love for playing cards,
barbequing, weekend garage sales, and reading the newspaper.
Anna was a phenomenal woman with a rich spirit, heart of gold and an undying love for her family.
Anna Valentine peacefully departed this life on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Anna will be deeply missed by
In addition to her husband, Anna was preceded in death by her son Christopher Valentine Sr. and dear
sisters, Grace Jones and Ida Coppedge.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory: her son; Kevin Valentine; five grandchildren; Selena
Valentine, Veronica Valentine Frazier (Antwan), Christopher Valentine Jr., Scott Valentine (Ivis), and
Nina Valentine Mula (Urim); ten great grandchildren, Keiera, Jordan, Chalai, Khari, Lindsey, Matthew,
Shawn-Kayvia, Maximus, Nino, Arelys and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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