Valerie Newsom Achee

May 2, 1952October 23, 2013

A loving daughter, mother and grandmother, she passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at approximately 1:30 am at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was a native of Alexandria, resident of Baton Rouge and had retired from Louisiana State University as a Researcher. There will be a Memorial Gathering at University United Methodist Church, 3550 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, La. 70802 on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 10:00 am until Memorial service at 11:00 am. Conducted by Rev. Larry Miller and Rev. Carol Civils. She is survived by her mother: Margaret Eileen Zike Newsom, 1 daughter & son-in-law: Yvette Achee Buckner & Al Buckner, 1 son & daughter-in-law: Timothy Achee, Jr. & Deepa Srikanta, 1 sister: Susan Cantwell, 2 brothers: Johnny Newsom & Michael Newsom, 4 grandchildren: Stephen Buckner, Brittney White, Cole Buckner & Saraswati Srikanta-Achee. She was preceded in death by her husband: Timothy Achee, Sr. and her father: John Derrell Newsom. She was a lifelong artist and a long time member and a former Sunday School teacher at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La. To offer condolences to the family, you may visit our website at


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 28, 2013

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Johanna Melancon

October 30, 2013

Was very sad to hear of Valerie's passing. We went to school together and then were neighbors for several years. I'll never forget getting the kids off to school every morning, then all of us Moms having coffee together before getting our days started. Valerie always kept us laughing and I have so many fun & happy memories of her. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

October 29, 2013

I was deeply saddened when I learned of Valerie's passing. May God keep her near and lend comfort to those she left behind. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Chester A. "Chet" Ballard

JoAnn Newchurch

October 28, 2013


So sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless,

Jay Dufour

October 27, 2013

I am so flooded with awesome memories of Valerie. She would get so mad at me and Tim's antics,but would have to crack up while chewing us out. She was a true agape love person,and the everyone who knew her loved her. Rest in peace girlfriend .

October 27, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear of Valarie's passing. Our fathers worked together when we were little and years later we went to high school together. I probably haven't seen her for 40 years but will always remember as a kind and generous person. My sincere condolences to her family.

Bob Murry from Aizuwakamatsu Japan

Betty Allen

October 26, 2013

My prayers are for her family, and so sorry to hear about your lose. I did not know Valerie, but I know she will be missed.

Sharon Aycock

October 26, 2013


I was so very sorry to learn of your sister's passing.

May God bless.

Sharon Newell Aycock
Lee High - Class of 1965

Ray Acardo

October 26, 2013

I will always remember Valerie as a kind and caring person, someone who was an inspiration on how to live life and stay positive. May the memories you have keep her forever alive in your hearts. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this time.

Bob & Sherry Wascom

October 26, 2013

We are saddened by Valerie's passing but, we know she is without pain and is with the love of her life now. May God's Grace help the family through this difficult time....

October 26, 2013

Yvette and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, she fought a long hard battle for a long time. My prayers are with you.

Daphne Thomas