Valerie Arnold

April 7, 1971July 30, 2022
Obituary of Valerie Arnold
Valerie Annette Arnold was born on April 7, 1971, to parents Joyce Ann Holley and Joseph Vernon Johnson in Booneville, Mississippi. She went home to be with the Lord, on July 30, 2022, after her long battle with Lupus. She graduated from New Site High School in 1989. Valerie worked at Northeast MS Community Services where she was the Transit Coordinator and Drug and Alcohol Program Manager. Valerie’s compassion for others was boundless and she believed that everyone was deserving of safe transportation. She had a warm presence, unconditional positive regard, and was a strong advocate for others. She helped develop a new program during her tenure with Tupelo Transit that increased community access. This is only one of the many accomplishments in her career. Valerie was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother. Her love for her family and her strength to show up in such meaningful ways at every opportunity were just two of the many qualities that were cherished by those who love her dearly. Valerie had a strong love for fashion, statement jewelry, interior design, and creative expression. She was regarded for her natural musical talent, sense of humor, creativity, and her giant heart. She enjoyed making memories with her grandson, who was her pride and joy. A Celebration of Life for Valerie Annette Arnold will be at McMillan Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at 2 P.M. officiated by Bro. Russell Clouse with Burial at Siloam Cemetery. Visitation will be at McMillian Funeral Home on Monday, August 1st, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. She is survived by her Mother Joyce Holley Johnson; daughter, Amber Riddle; Grandson, Brayden Riddle; sister, Melanie Kabban (Emil); two nieces, Dara Wotherspoon (Zach) and Kaitlyn Wingold (Zach); nephew, Emile Kabban; two great nieces, Sofia and Amelia Wotherspoon. She is preceded in death by her father Joe Vernon Johnson. Pallbearers are Brayden Riddle, Emil Kabban, Emile Kabban, John Johnson, Jason Johnson, and Jeremiah Johnson.

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  • Joyce Holley Johnson Mother
  • Amber Riddle Daughter
  • Brayden Riddle Grandson
  • Melanie Kabban (Emil) Sister
  • Dara Wotherspoon (Zach) Niece
  • Kaitlyn Wingold (Zach) Niece
  • Emile Kabban Nephew
  • Sofia Wotherspoon Great Niece
  • Amelia Wotherspoon Great Niece
  • Joe Vernon Johnson Father (deceased)

  • Brayden Riddle Active
  • Emil Kabban Active
  • Emile Kabban Active
  • John Johnson Active
  • Jason Johnson Active
  • Jeremiah Johnson Active

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Monday, August 01, 2022


Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 02, 2022