Edna Sholar Valentine

April 23, 1930November 26, 2020

On Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020, Edna Sholar Valentine was blessed with the gift of going home, ending her brave journey through Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed away at 1:35 p.m. in the comfort of her home at the age of 90. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory conducted by Brother Bill Pruitt, who she adored. Face masks and social distancing will be required at all times for everyone’s protection. To minimize personal contact due to covid-19, the family would appreciate sharing memories of Edna via writing notes or commenting at for them to have as a keepsake. Edna was born on April 23, 1930 in Baton Rouge, LA. She is survived by her treasured daughter, Laurie Valentine Brown; and grandson, Brandan Louis Brown, who she loved with all her heart. She is also survived by Daniel Brown, Brandan’s dad and loyal family member; sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert “Scooter” Valentine; her brother, John D. Sholar; and her parents, D.E. and Myrtle Montgomery Sholar. Over the years, Edna was a bookkeeper, a school bus driver for 17 years, and worked in the family’s former business, Valentine & LeBlanc, Inc. for more than 25 years. Above all, she was a wife, mother, and grandmother because her family always came first. She led an active life until the end, every day that she was able. Edna was an avid member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years, a member of Graceworks Church, and various other organizations through the years. She will be remembered for her smile, generosity, cooking & sewing talents, and especially the fact that she never met a stranger and “would talk to a fence post.” Pallbearers will be Brandan and Daniel Brown, David and Carson Sholar, and Travis and Colt Valentine in honor of Milton Valentine, a dear nephew. Edna was touched by so many dear and precious people in her life that it would be impossible to recognize all of them. Many thanks and appreciation to Heart of Hospice for their exceptional services and to special caregivers Debbie, Ann, Nicole, and Katie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Graceworks Church, 16131 LA 44, Prairieville, LA 70769.


  • Laurie Valentine Brown, Daughter
  • Brandan Louis Brown, Grandson
  • Albert "Scooter" Valentine, Husband (deceased)
  • John D. Sholar, Brother (deceased)
  • Myrtle Montgomery Sholar (D.E.), Mother (deceased)
  • D.E. Sholar, Father (deceased)

  • Graceworks Church


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020


Edna Sholar Valentine

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Lillian Robison

May 18, 2021

Dear Laurie,
I just saw your Mom passed away. We are all so sorry to hear this. Your Mom was our bus driver for many years and a close family friend of our parents. They always enjoyed her visiting with them. She was always there for everyone in their time of need. May God bless you and Brandon along with the Valentine family. Know that she is now resting in peace and right by your Dad.

Ann LeBlanc Guercio

December 12, 2020

Dear Laurie , I was so saddened to learn of your sweet mothers passing. She and Scooter were such important parts of our families lives . I will hold her in my heart as true southern lady ...a dynamo of energy and love and grace . I take comfort that she is now enjoying her eternal life with Scooter ... and catching up with Jimmy and Jane . Maybe heaven needs a new construction company! Love , Ann

deborah jones

December 8, 2020

Edna was a dear friend from middle school (Seventh Ward). We were the same age and grade. I knew Scooter also. Enjoyed reading through our later years her Valentine's Day wedding anniversary in "Smiley". When my son died 8 1/2 years ago she came to his memorial, saying that had become her ministry. What a sweet way to serve. My deepest sympathy.

Deborah Carriere Wolf Jones (Debbie)

Janet Shook

December 2, 2020

Laurie and Brandon, may the peace of God be with you. My time spent with your mom is precious. She was truly a dear friend. My love and prayers are with you.

John Rex McKinley

December 2, 2020

I knew Edna for many years from OES. She was a nice lady. I will miss her grace and friendship. I am sure she has gone to heaven to be with our lord and savior.

Elizabeth Cavalier

December 1, 2020

I am so very sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. I fondly recall when we worked together how your love for her was evident in the way you talked about her. You, Brandon and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and prayers your way.

Janet Doughty Hume

December 1, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Edna was a household name at our house, as my brother Peppy simply adored her. He served as her unofficial door opener on her school bus for many many years. That friendship lasted his entire life, continuing to visit her and sending cards to the end. We all treasured the last visit she had with Peppy while he was in hospice. May God's love comfort you all during this difficult time.

Betty Joyce Taylor

December 1, 2020

To Edna's loving family.
I have known Edna for many, many years, she was such a warm, loving, giving and a wonder Christian person. She did so much in her life to help others. She certainly will be missed by all who loved her.
God needed another Angel so he chose her.
My sincere sympathy goes out to her family.
Rest in Peace
Betty Joyce

Ronnell Nolan

December 1, 2020

Mrs Edna looks exactly like I remember her, when she picked me up on the bus as a child. My sister, brother and I loved to go over to Mrs Edna's house to play school, Laurie was our teacher. I remember her being the sweetest lady. I wish I would have thanked her for taking a very shy little girl under her wing and making her feel comfortable on a big yellow school bus. Thank you and Much love, Ronnell

Barbara Nolan

December 1, 2020

Edna, you were such a good friend for over 50 yrs. To the Nolan family. First driving my kids to school. Next coming to get your hair done even before I finished beauty school. We visited and did hair in my dining room. I remember you and Marge Zeigler and your friendship. Your bowling nights, we had so much fun visiting. Then Laurie you were the school teacher. My kids got such a kick out of you teaching them. If not for covid 19. I would be there to send you off. You were so sweet to come when my two Ronnie''s passed. I still think you look like Queen Elizabeth. Something I told you often. Thank you for being a good friend for all these years. I know you will be missed, Laurie is such a good daughter. She loved her momma. Fly high on the wings of Eagles. If you get a chance check on my family. Like on the bus make sure they are behaving. Love you my friend.