Valerie Oldham

Obituary of Valerie Yvette Oldham

Valerie Yvette Oldham, 60, of Summerville, SC entered eternal rest on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Born on June 29, 1963, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Valerie was the third child of Wallace Edmond Oldham III and Juanita Moore Oldham. Valerie was a hard shell to crack, but once she got to know you, she was a sassy, loving, good-hearted woman. She was also a dedicated fan of the UNC Tarheels and Pittsburgh Steelers. Valerie graduated from Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, NY, in 1971 and then worked for the New York State Department of Corrections before moving to Summerville, SC in the late 1990s. She became a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC and earned an associate degree in early childhood development from Trident Technical College. 

Valerie worked at Charleston International Airport and Pivotal Fitness before beginning her career at Bethany United Methodist Church where she later became a member. She worked there for over 20 years as the Nursery and Bridges program Assistant Director. 

She was an exceptional daughter who was predeceased by her father Wallace and mother Juanita. She was also preceded in death by her sister Sheila. Valerie is survived by her brother Matthew Oldham, her stepmother Edith Oldham, aunts Donna Moore and Nadyne Oldham, several nieces and nephews, countless church members who loved her as their own, and the many children she loved and nurtured. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany United Methodist Church. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Children’s Ministries of Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West Third Street South, Summerville, SC 29483. 

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