Valerie Ann Bradley
August 14, 1970 – February 5, 2020
Valerie Ann Bradley, 49, of Irving, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2020 in Irving, Texas. Memorial Mass services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Ann Parish in Coppell, TX with Father Henry Officiating. Arrangements are being made by Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Valerie was born in Dallas, Texas to Ernest and Sheila Divin on August 14, 1970. She graduated from Duncanville High School. She married Robert Bradley on December 31, 1996 in Duncanville, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. She worked city government most of her career, including Southlake and Mesquite, where she held numerous positions, including her last position as the Managing Director of Community Services, where she retired in May 2019. She was involved in numerous community and service organizations including Rotary Club of Mesquite, and Texas City Managers Association (TCMA) where a new award has been created in her honor for her dedication to serving her community and developing emerging leaders.
She said before her death “I have had a wonderfully blessed life: wonderful career, fabulous husband, and a wonderful son. And a loving family and great friends. A lot to be thankful for.” She died at home in her sleep, surrounded by family and friends. Just the way she wanted, under her own terms. She made her Peace with her disease, and accepted what was happening with grace and dignity. Valerie is preceded in death by her Grandparents Frank Divin, Agnes Divin and Bobby Van Way. Her Uncles Joe Frank Divin, Johnny Petter, Johnny Marak, Aunts Delores Divin, Margaret Marak, Cousins Luke Stone, Teresa Marak.
Valerie is survived by her husband Robert, her son Jake, her brother Jason sister in law Tiffanie, her sister Vanessa, her parents Ernest and Sheila Divin, her nephew Drew Divin and nieces McKenzie Brown, Elizabeth Divin, Reagan Brown, Ella Brown and Olivia Brown, plus her many cousins and extended family. Memorials may be given to UTSW Simmons Cancer Center in her honor to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. Many thanks to the doctors and staff at UTSW for always giving excellent care and compassion to Valerie.
- Memorial Mass Monday, February 10, 2020
- Reception Monday, February 10, 2020
Valerie Ann Bradley
Mary Mayo Coman
February 10, 2020
I have many memories of seeing Valerie at various events as we watched our brothers play sports together. What a beautiful person she was. I’m a 12 year survivor of breast cancer and pray everyday for a cure. Rest In Peace, sweet Valerie. Rest In Peace!
Jo Sulak Wesley
February 9, 2020
Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed Rest In Peace. Amen 🙏.
God bless her precious family, friends and civic club members as they grieve her loss and learn to live without her in this world.
May God send all His angels and saints to bring comfort and peace to her loved ones.
February 8, 2020
I met Valerie in 2010 when I came to the City of Mesquite.
Her passion and professionalism toward people and projects was always present. Valerie displayed her genuine interest for everyone in her life - with enthusiasm to build relationships.
I am a better person and professional because of Valerie Bradley.
When GOD needs to fix the gates of heaven, Valerie will be there with volunteers, supplies and determination to get it done - she always did here on earth.