Valerie Joyce McCann Bankhead was born in Chicago IL, Febuary 14,1964 to Benny James & Oteria McCann (who preceded her in death) She was the second of four children, God called her home on June 16,2020 after a long illness.
She attended Marcus Garvey Grammar school, Percy Jullian High, & a local Business school in Chicago IL. She worked at TruGreen Chemlawn 18 years & Energizing Indiana 6 years both of Indianapolis, IN
She loved cooking/bbq, shopping, playing bidwiz, & travelling. She was a devoted mother & soul provider for her 4 children until she met Cordia Bankhead ; the love of her life! They married on October 6,2001. This matrimony combined 2 families which included 7 children.
Valerie accepted Christ as her lord & savior at an early age. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Reverend Theron D. Williams.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories Her husband; Cordia Bankhead, Children; Cordell McCann, Quinteda (lace) Mccann, Dexter McCann, Aunyai McCann (Christopher Smith, Corina Bankhead, Chanel Bailey) 14 grandchildren, a sister; Cassandra McCann, 2 brothers; Benny (Robin) Mccann Jr., Mario Mccann, 2 aunts; Clara Hainey, Helen Blacksher, her father; Benny (Ernestine) McCann sr, mother in law Cora Davis, 3 sister in laws; Michele (travis) Hodges, Maryann Turner, Valerie Bankhead, 1 brother in law; Kenneth Bankhead, a host of nieces, nephews, family & friends.
To my best friend Valerie we became friends in school and there after we became best friends your voice was always soft-spoken your spirit was always Lively and your laugh laughter was so joyous these memories will remain in my heart until we meet again. To the family may you guys remain strong and aim for the best because that's what she would have wanted and understand that God's will is the best way. Valerie and the family I will always love you God bless you all. Love Dolores
I thank God for all the years of growing up together, hanging out, partying at basement parties, just being kids, and even being young mothers together, God always watched over us, kept and protected us. The memories of you, your laughter, your craziness, and the way I laugh to myself when I think of all the silly things we did together, my heart smiles with gratitude of knowing you my friend. Rest well my beautiful friend, we will see you on the otherside and pray to have a reunion once again.
Love you always,
Demeitrich or Demetris as you always said.
We all grew up together, it's always hard to see our neighborhood family leave us, but we know they have gone on to a glorious place beyond the skies. Until we meet again. RIP
My condolences to the McCann family. May God continue to bless you all.
Eddie C. Starks
🙌🏾Rest in God's Arms Beautiful , My heart is heavy and I Pray Blessings over your families Peace...Love Paris Curtis
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
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