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Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton, age 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Radford Hills in Abilene, Texas with all of her family at her bedside.
Her body was cremated. Her remains will be buried in a private graveside at Garden of Memories alongside her husband and son. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Cason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Valerie was born October 30, 1919 in Abilene, Texas, to Hildrey Sylvestor and Elizabeth (Pope) Coker. She was a 1939 high school graduate of Newman High School. She married John Porter (J.P.) Sexton on June 30, 1939 in Abilene, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Fourth & Elm Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Boyd and husband Ron of Abilene, Texas; two grandsons, Martin Boyd and wife Cindi and Tony Boyd and wife Cheri, all of Abilene, Texas; two great granddaughters, Amber Law and husband Kyle, of Abilene, Texas and Nicci Conn and husband Neil of Albuquerque, New Mexico; niece, Patsy Halbert of San Angelo, Texas; cousin, Tolbert Jaynes; niece, Linda Posey; nephew, Jimmy Walker, and a very special nephew, Bill Stroman and wife Sheila, all of Sweetwater, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hildrey and Elizabeth Coker; husband, J.P. Sexton; son, Don Sexton; and two sisters, Tommy Altom and Susie Stroman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 903, Abilene, Texas 79604 or Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79601.