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Valorie Jean (Sexton) Miersma

Valorie Jean Miersma, age 69, of DeWitt, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022, at The Willows of Okemos.

Valorie Jean Miersma

Valorie was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 14, 1953, the daughter of Kenneth Floyd and Letha June (Pardee) Sexton. She attended Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. Valorie was a beautiful lady inside and out. Her kindness and compassion was the motivation for her life and touched all with whom she came in contact. She had a giving personality that blessed her family and friends. Her bright smile will be remembered by all.

Valorie’s faith provided strength for all that life brought her way. She was a member of Mount Hope Church in Lansing for many years. She had a tremendous passion for music. She was a gifted musician and singer. Valorie loved to express herself through the songs that she wrote and the music she sang and played. Valorie dedicated herself to raising her children and really was a homebody at heart. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two children: Kevin (Linda) Reha of Laingsburg, MI; and Amanda (Arthur) Villarreal of Zeeland, MI; and seven grandchildren; Tanner Reha, Taylor Reha, Mason Villarreal, Caden Villarreal, Scarlet Villarreal, Trenton Villarreal, and Arthur Villarreal, III. She is also survived by six sisters: Lorena (Dave) Isham, Judy George, Helen Huneycutt, Lisa Hudecek, Jenny (Kevin) Oldham, and Roselyn (Ed) Wreggelsworth; two brothers: Eric (Lisa) Sexton, and Ken (Diane) Sexton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Heather Reha, one sister Charlene Town, and one brother Daniel Sexton.

A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 2:00 P.M., with Chaplain Brandon Hempel officiating. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army or McLaren Hospice. Online condolences may be made at (Obituary Link). The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan