Valerie Rena Howard, 62, passed on September 30, 2022 at Bergen Mercy Hospital; with her mother by her side.
Valerie was born on February 26th in Chicago, Illinois to Marlyn Johnson Elijah Howard.
Bonzy as she was affectionately called by her brother Michael loved her family dearly. Valerie was a diligent worker and care giver for the majority of her life. She enjoyed music and dancing and had a radiant smile that could light up any room.
Valerie was preceded in death by her father Elijah Howard; nephew Michael Baby Mike Williams; several aunts and uncles to included one she kept near and dear to her heart; Elizabeth Palmer Taylor. Valerie is survived by her mother Marlyn Johnson; uncles Charles Taylor; brother Michael Howard (Cynthia); niece Brittney Nilges; special cousin Terry Jones along with a host of other family who loved her dearly.