OBITUARY

Valerie Gilmore Wilson

April 6, 1956March 12, 2019

Valerie Gilmore Wilson was born April 06, 1956 in Brooklyn New York to the union of Wade Hampton Robinson Sr. and Anna Doris Robinson. Valerie grew up in Queens New York and dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age. Valerie gave her life to Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit after hearing the voice of the Lord during a revival meeting that she attended as a teenager. The theme of the revival could be found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. In 1974, Valerie moved from New York to Los Angeles with her parents. Valerie was blessed with three children Jared, Jarell and Janelle Gilmore who she loved dearly, by her former spouse Willie Gilmore. Valerie attended Faith Temple Church (Bishop Roy Moore) where she was a choir director for more than 13 years. Valerie was a loving and nurturing mother and a faithful servant of the lord. In 1987, Valerie met and married the late Elder Sylverster Alvin Wilson Sr. and moved to Adelanto California. Valerie and Sylvester joined the Adelanto Church of God in Christ (Pastor Clarence Little) where she worked vigorously as a choir director and an Evangelist. During that same time Valerie began seeking a higher education. She attended Victor Valley College where she graduated and earned her Certified Nursing Assistance Certification. Valerie used this certification to obtain several jobs in various nursing homes including a position at the State of California Veterans Home in Barstow. Through her hard work and dedication Valerie quickly promoted to Housekeeping Supervisor I. She was responsible for the cleanliness of the hospital and she worked as a Union Steward with SEIU local 1000 union. Valerie became one of the most popular employees at the Veteran’s home. She coordinated several events hosted by the home. Valerie honorably retired from the Barstow Veteran home in February 2018 after 22 years of dedicated service. She received several awards, plaques and citations from dignitaries in the State of California. After retirement Valerie often visited the Veterans home where she played "Rummy Cube" with the residents. In her eyes, she was most proud of the success of her family members. She would often tell others about how her sons had successful police careers, her daughter was successful in nursing, and how her family had a rich military history. Her positive outlook on life was contagious and she always left a smile on the face of anyone she spoke with. Recently Valerie joined and was appointed as one of the mothers here at the Barstow Church of God in Christ where David Norman is the Pastor. In September 2018, Valerie's health began to decline. Valerie never let her health issues affect her outlook, she continued praising the lord, spending time with her family and friends; while guiding those she met to the love of God. On March 12, 2019, Valerie answered the Lord's call to come home. Her last words were that she loved her family and wanted them to continue on even if she could not. Valerie will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents Wade and Anna Robinson and her husband Elder Sylvester Wilson. She leaves to cherish her children Jared Gilmore and his wife Shalena Gilmore of Victorville California, Jarell Gilmore and his wife Tracy Gilmore of Victorville California and Janelle Penilla of Las Vegas Nevada, her step-son Sylvester (Silco) Wilson Jr. of Redlands California, her brother Wade "Bud" Robinson Jr. and his wife Cynthia Robinson of Victorville California, her sisters Monica Adams and her husband Garrian Adams of Dermott Arkansas and Candace Lacy Sparks and her husband Davy Sparks of Hasting Michigan, Grandchildren Tramella (Tyrone), Eddie, Greg (Karina), Dominique, Malik, Specialist Shontell Gilmore(Parker) US ARMY, Private First Class Jarell Gilmore Jr. (US Marines), and Matthew Gilmore, Great Grandchildren Lauren, Taylor, Marvin, Trone and Marcel, her nieces and nephews Gary, Clinton, Xyandria (Ziggy), Xylina and William, her best friend Lisa McKay of Palmdale California, a special friend in her life Chris Myers, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, co-workers and friends.

Services

21 March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mead Mortuary

36930 Irwin Rd
Barstow, California 92311

23 March

Chapel Service

11:00 am

Barstow Church Of God In Christ

1375 Bishop Nathaniel Jones Jr. Way
Barstow, California 92311

28 March

Burial

11:30 pm

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, California 94102

REMEMBERING

Valerie Gilmore Wilson

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David Douthit

March 20, 2019

Valerie, you are a very kind hearted and caring person. You gave 150% when asked to set up the veterans home for any major holiday or event. You were there when people needed comforting you were there to chat to and help others with problems or just to be a friend. You will be sorely missed. It was an honor and a privledge to have known you these past 5 years.
David Douthit

Evie Jackson

March 18, 2019

Losing a mother is an incredibly painful experience. There's never enough words to console you today, but in time.... you will be comforted. She is no longer suffering and she was loved by family and friends. My most deepest condolences are extended to everyone Valerie's life touched.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in GOD; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? (John 14:1-2)

Aunt Evie Jackson and family

JoAn Gilmore-Jackson

March 18, 2019

I’m thankful for Val’s life and legacy through Janelle, Jared and Jarell. She was an excellent Christian, Mother, Grandmother, sister and friend. I know if we all keep our eyes unto the hills from whence cometh our help, we too will have the good Lord smile on us in our hour of eternal rest. God bless you all and keep you in his comforting power is my prayer. With much love, your Aunt JoAn Gilmore-Jackson.

Patricia Wilson

March 15, 2019

To the family and friends of Valerie Gilmore Wilson, Humbly submitted your cousin Patricia Elam Wilson of South Carolina. Please except my deepest sympathies . Cousin Valerie was a very special person full of Gods love she loved God and all Of her Children and grandchildren she was a proud wife,Mother, grandmother, Valerie also loved her siblings Wade, Monica, Lacey. Valerie will truly be missed she left a lasting impression on everyone she met. I come to know Christ through my cousins family , Cousin Doris and Wade Robinson and cousin Val , Wade, Monica and Lacey and the Boatwright family of Queens NY. In your difficult times please know that I am praying for you all and will continually be praying .I love you all . Cousin Valerie would say, 2 Tim: 4-7-8 I have fought the good fight I have finished the race, I have kept the faith Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Amen. Humbly submit it your cousin Patricia Elam Wilson of South Carolina.

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