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Valerie Payne

December 28, 1963 - September 7, 2015

Valerie Payne, age 51, of Harrington, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 7, 2015 at her home.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 28, 1963, Valerie was a daughter of Herman Cross, Sr. and Esther Cross of Newark.

During her younger years, she enjoyed playing all sports and was quite the athlete. Valerie’s favorite teams were the Eagles and Phillies. She was also passionate about fishing.
Valerie was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia G. Cross. Along with her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Payne; granddaughter, Riley Star; brother, Herman Cross Jr., all of Newark; and special uncle, Wayne H. Kern.

A memorial service will be held, at 11 am on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Friends may visit with family from 10am until 11am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

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