Valeria Anise Harper

May 14, 1958 - January 9, 2018
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at THE CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME 23000 Rockside Rd., Bedford Hts., OH 44146, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, January 18, 2018, Service: 11am at Good Shepherd Baptist Church at 17822 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44112, family will receive friends at 10am.

Valeria A. Harper went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Valeria is survived by her beloved daughter Charisse Harper.  Loving sibling of Loretta McElrath, Eric Thompson (Deceased) Gwendolyn Thompson (Deceased), Bruce Harper, and Dr. Charles Harper.  Grandmother of London Colvin (Deceased), Brooklyn Durham, and Harper Durham.

brooklyn durham left a message on March 25, 2021:
Grandma, I love you your always in my mind I wish you lived longer right now I'm in Julliard and I wish you had seen me grow up my friends names are Camila mia beth charli and my boy friend theo I've tolled them a lot about you sweet dreams good bye
Tina left a message on January 22, 2018:
May the God of all comfort bring your family peace during this time of grief, The Bible speaks of a time when death will be no more, at Revelation 21:3,4 It says that God will wipe out every tears from their eyes and death will be no more.
Jacqueline Easley left a message on January 19, 2018:
Let memories of your loved live and your hearts and be a comforter to the family.
Teleange Thomas left a message on January 18, 2018:
Valeria was a light a joy a class act. Her compassion beautiful smile and steadfast leadership and support for those needing mental health services and resources will always be remembered. May God's grace and the comfort of his angels bless and keep her family and friends during this season of grief.
Cliff Pleasant left a message on January 18, 2018:
May the Lord give this family the strength to get thru this tough time....We lost a great one who will be dearly missed! A relentless giver of good deeds with a loving heart like no other....God Bless this family that shared her with so many.....Cliff Pleasant
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael and Lisa Harper left a message on January 18, 2018:
From all of us with hearth-felt sympathy. Extending from Portland, Oregon., Providence, Rhode Island, Conway, Arkansas, Chicago, Illinois and Country Club Hills, Illinois. May our caring and shared hearts bring us all comfort to know that the Harper love is everlasting. Michael & Lisa Harper and Kids., Walter Harper Jr., Erwin & Sandra Harper and Kids, LaGone Harper, Shelita and Marvin Davis & kids, Gail Coleman & Kids and Walnetta Harper-Douglas & kids.
Eileen Hull left a message on January 17, 2018:
My sincere condolences to all of Valeria's family. Such a loss for all who knew her. Heaven has gained an amazing, incredible, loving soul!!
Pamela Brown left a message on January 17, 2018:
I have known you for many years, playing in the backyard, sitting on the steps and eating apples while braiding my hair. You encourage me to fly high and to always study hard! and pray! Your smile will brighten heaven. God Bless the family and know that God is able.
Linda M Pollard left a message on January 17, 2018:
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My God continue to comfort and strengthen the Harper family's during this time of grievance. I love you all and will continue to pray for your entire family.
Tamara Miller Campbell left a message on January 16, 2018:
My sincere condolences to the Harper family. I worked with Valeria at the Northeast Community Mental Health Center. I was so impressed with her vast knowledge base and dedication to patient care. She was incredibly helpful to all the staff there. Importantly, I remember Valeria talking about, Charisse and her plans for a vibrant future. May memories bring comfort and peace to your family during this time.
Pam Waite left a message on January 16, 2018:
My condolences to the family....Valeria was one of the most warm and kind persons that you only meet once in a while. Her life & career were a service to the most frail among us; and her dedication to working with them and for them is an inspiration to us all. Valeria was a "gift" to all of us and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Angela Johnson left a message on January 16, 2018:
Bernedette and Dr. Harper, I am sorry for your loss. This is a difficult time because no one ever understands the loss of a love one but trust that God knew what he was doing. Heaven has gained an angel. Hold on to one another and remember the fond memories of your beloved sister.
Cameron Johnson left a message on January 16, 2018:
My sincere and deepest condolences
Darnell & Leslie Carter left a message on January 15, 2018:
Valeria Harper was a "Class Act".... Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May the fond memories of her bring you Peace. She will be Missed.
Much Love, The Thrasher Family left a message on January 14, 2018:
To the entire Harper family, we were sadden to hear of the passing of Valeria! She did so much to help so many. Her life was a true testament of what God commands of us all. We will miss her beautiful smile and kindness. Sleep well Valeria until we meet again. Heaven has gain yet another Angel. Praying for the family.
B M Riley left a message on January 13, 2018:
My sympathy goes out to your family at this time. Although I did not know Valeria personally, it is obvious from the heartfelt comments that she was dearly loved. When we lose a loved one in death, the pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we can go to God’s Word the Bible for comfort. May you find such comfort in the scriptural promises at John 5:21, 28, 29 and Psalm 37:29; promises made by a God that cannot lie. And may the love of family and friends support you in the days ahead.
Karen Lee left a message on January 13, 2018:
My deepest condolence to all of you!! SMH...I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that I'm just a phone call away. I hope that our Lord brings your family much-needed peace during this time. I'm praying for courage to face the days ahead and many loving memories to hold in your hearts. LUV U ALL... Kay
Terry Lester left a message on January 13, 2018:
My heart breaks for everyone that knew Valeria and especially for Charisse, her grandkids and her siblings. I worked with Valeria at Murtis Taylor, the Board, and for seven years after leaving the Board. She always worked tirelessly and was totally dedicated to helping persons with mental illnesses and substance abuse. She was a loving friend, great co-worker and boss and I miss her already more than I can say. What a communiity loss. May God grant her family and all who knew her comfort in knowing that she is with the God she loved so much.
Maria Belton left a message on January 13, 2018:
Valeria, your parting has left the kind of hole that many will spend years trying to fill. You are already deeply missed. To Aunt Loretta, Charles, Cherise, Bruce, Bernie and all the Harper Clan I send Hugs and prayers as you try to find your way through this fog.
Cynthia and Greg Coble left a message on January 13, 2018:
We will miss Valeria's quick wit and beautiful smile. Our deepest condolences to the Harper Family
condolence-image Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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