Valerie Ann “Peaches” Gibson Simon was born on July 22, 1954 to the late Henry Gibson and Odelia Dumas Gibson. Valerie entered eternal life on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center at the age of 66. On September 28, 1990, Valerie was united in Holy Matrimony to Clifford Simon, a union of 30 years.
Valerie, affectionately known as Peaches, was a native and life-long resident of Vacherie, LA. She graduated from St. James High in 1972. She later attended Thibodaux Vocational Technical School, where she became a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her career in healthcare spanned from West St. James Hospital to Capital Home Health, and providing in-home care-giving throughout the Vacherie community. Peaches was as generous and loyal as she could be. She loved helping others, cooking, and most of all, taking care of her grand kids. Her greatest passion was lending a hand whenever she could.
Valerie leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband Clifford Simon, children Demel Gibson, DeJon Alexander, Duriel (Ariane) Gibson Sr. and Dennitra Simon, grandchildren Dondre, Daija, Devin, Delanize, Duriel Jr, Aaliyah, and Aaniyah Gibson, Larohn Cambre Jr. and Bryleigh Preston, sisters Melanie (Ronald Sr.) Boudreaux, Charlene Hickerson, Cynthia Arnold, and Mary Gibson, brothers Henry Jr., Michael and Charles Gibson, mother-in-law Marion Simon, brothers and sisters-in-law Bobby Roussell, Cynthia (Bobby) Johnson, Waynell (Richie) Johnson, Dennis (Phyllis) Simon Jr. Lanracisse (Sydney) Baptiste, and Roger and Bonnie Simon, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Odelia Dumas Gibson, sister Sheila Roussell, brothers Mark and Jerome Gibson, and father-in-law Dennis Simon, Sr.
A public walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 4pm-6pm at Treasure of Life Funeral Services 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. Philip Catholic Church 1175 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Philip Catholic Church Cemetery. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.
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