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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Valerie Diana Ephlin Washburn

July 30, 1958December 26, 2016
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Valerie Ephlin Washburn, 58, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2016. She was born to Bobby and Lorene Ephlin of Wardell, Missouri on July 30, 1958. She was the loving wife of William Washburn, Sr. for thirty-one years and devoted mother of Wakefield and William Washburn, Jr. Valerie was previously deceased by her parents, her brother, James Ephlin, and her sister, Sharon Berry. She is survived by her husband, children, her siblings, Bobbie Harris, Pat Lawler, and Tim Ephlin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Valerie was an avid Cardinals fan who enjoyed charity projects, bowling, cross-stitching, and serving as a judge at barbeque competitions. Many of her children's friends considered her a second mother, as she was known for never meeting a stranger. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 29 from six until eight o'clock at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N Germantown Road, Bartlett, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held Friday, December 30 at eleven o'clock at the same location. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 30, 2016

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Valerie Diana Ephlin Washburn

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Dwight Love

January 3, 2017

Billy,

I am so sad to hear about Valerie, and to learn of your Family's loss. May you and your children be comforted by the wonderful memories of what a sweet, caring person she was.

Robert Goodin

January 3, 2017

Mr Bill, Just found out about your loss. Please know you are in Marie and my prayers. May the Holy Spirit from God comfort and protect you.

Joshua Boss

December 30, 2016

I worked with Valerie for four years and she was my favorite person. My condolences to her family. She was the warmest person I've ever met.

Peter Delashmit

December 30, 2016

So sorry for your families loss Bill.

Nicole Taylor

December 30, 2016

I worked with Mrs. Valerie at West and she was always sweet and kind and very generous. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will always be in our hearts and minds.

Sheryl Miller

December 29, 2016

I was very sorry to hear about Valerie's passing. She was a very sweet and loving person. I had the privilege of working with her in the past at West Clinic. I give my condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

Dalton Wayman

December 29, 2016

Bill,

I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of a wife, mother, and friend. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and bring you peace during this difficult time.

T A

December 29, 2016

Sorry for the family's loss and sending healing prayers .God watch over all.

Cindy Haugen

December 29, 2016

In loving memory of a wonderful person who I had the honor of working with. She was such a warm giving person. She has touched so many. We will love you and miss you always Valerie.

Tami French

December 29, 2016

Valerie was full of life and always had a smile for everyone. Working with her was a pleasure. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones. She will be missed greatly.

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