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Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Bliley Funeral Home
3801 Augusta Avenue
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Come celebrate the life of Mr. Bruce Valentine

Obituary of Bruce Vivan Valentine

Mr. Bruce Vivian Valentine, son of Barbara Valentine and the late Wille Lee Valentine Sr., was
born May 1 st , 1965 in Mecklenburg County, VA. He departed this life on September 7 th , 2018 in
Midlothian, VA. He is preceded in death by his son, Bruce Christopher. He regularly attended
and was baptized at his grandmother’s church in Chase City, VA. Bruce graduated from Park
View Senior High School in South Hill, VA in 1983, and moved to Richmond, VA, where he began
his career in construction, and later facilities management. Bruce was employed at Target for
many years until his health began to fail. His hobbies were fishing, home repairs for his friends
and family, working out, gardening, maintaining his home, and working outdoors. He often
referred to his home as his ‘nest,’ and spent a great deal of time in his ‘mancave.’ Bruce was
very knowledgeable in world events and politics. He loved to watch wrestling and football and
was an avid Redskins fan. Bruce especially enjoyed spending time with his mother and father-
in-law underneath the trees, and he never hesitated to express how much he loved his ‘Mom
and Pops.’ He loved to listen to the rain and would sit out on his back porch to watch
thunderstorms. You could often hear Bruce humming and singing his favorite tune around the
house, and he had an infectious laugh that could brighten anyone’s day. Bruce was a devoted
husband and father, and a kind person that enjoyed the company of people older than him for
their wisdom. He loved his family and carried on a family tradition of giving his children,
stepchildren, and grandchildren nicknames.

Bruce leaves to mourn his loving wife of twelve years, Audrey (of the home); two daughters-
Alanya and Alisha; three stepdaughters- Dushunna (Patrick), Tenicia, and TyAsia (of the home);
four grandchildren-  Cameron, Jayden, Tia, and Ari; two older brothers-Wille Jr. (Shantelle), and
Vaughn (Marjorie) Valentine; five older sisters- Nannie (William) Brooks, Eunice Johnson,
Odessa (Randy) Coleman, Valencia Valentine (Lewis), and one younger sister, Mary Smith
(LaRicky); sisters-in-law- Linda Macklin, Daphne Lightbourne, and Octavia Tisdale; brothers-in-
law- Aubrey (Toya) Crenshaw Jr., and Xavier Tisdale; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.

To know Bruce was to love him; he was a man of few words, but the words that he spoke were
very impactful. Bruce had a strong faith in God, and he demonstrated his faith by continuing to
trust in the Lord throughout his illness. He is at peace now, and even though he is not here with
us anymore, his memory will forever live in our hearts.


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