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Valerie Hope Tompkins

May 29, 1955 — December 29, 2023

Philadelphia, Pa.

Valerie Hope Tompkins, affectionately known as Hope, was a remarkable individual whose presence illuminated the lives of all those fortunate enough to have known her. With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of this extraordinary woman who passed away on December 29, 2023, in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born on May 29, 1955, in the heart of Philadelphia, Hope's story unfolded against the backdrop of this vibrant city. Her love for Philadelphia ran deep, and it was here that she established strong roots and made countless cherished memories throughout her life. Her nurturing spirit and unwavering devotion to her loved ones made her a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration to all.

Hope's journey through life was marked by compassion, resilience, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on those around her. She possessed an inherent ability to uplift others with her kind words and gestures. Whether she was lending an empathetic ear or offering heartfelt advice, Hope was always there to lift spirits and provide solace during times of need.

A beloved mother and friend, Nakia and Peyton were the bright lights in Hope's life. She cherished every moment spent with them and held an unyielding love for both her daughter and granddaughter. The bond they shared was an exemplar of affection and unfailing support that will forever live on in their hearts.

Hope's passion for community extended beyond her immediate family. Those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her felt the warmth of her presence and experienced firsthand the impact she had within Philadelphia's tight-knit neighborhoods. Her benevolent nature led her to engage in various philanthropic endeavors aimed at improving the lives of others. Through numerous volunteer efforts and acts of kindness, she spread joy far and wide.

Recognized for her gracefulness and eloquence, Hope touched the lives of many. She found solace, cultivated numerous friendships, and utilized her gentle spirit to guide others towards personal growth. She will forever be remembered as a pillar of strength in her community.

In memory of this exceptional woman, services will be held at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church on January 10, 2024. Beginning with a visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the celebration of Hope's life will commence at 11:00 AM. We invite all who knew and loved her to join us in honoring her memory within the hallowed walls that she so deeply cherished.

Hope leaves behind a legacy that will continue to captivate those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her compassionate heart and unwavering faith in humanity remain an inspiration to us all. As we navigate the immense grief of losing someone so dear, let us find solace in the memories we shared with Hope and strive to carry forward her shining spirit of resilience, love, and compassion.

In this time of profound loss, our thoughts extend to Nakia and Peyton, whose hearts may feel heavy with sorrow. May they find strength in knowing that their beloved mother and grandmother has left an everlasting imprint on our lives. Together, let us remember Valerie Hope Tompkins for the incredible woman she was and allow her memory to guide us towards a brighter future.

As we bid farewell to Hope in this earthly realm, let us hold onto the lessons she imparted and celebrate the life of an extraordinary woman who truly made a difference.

Today we mourn, but also celebrate Valerie Hope Tompkins for being a beacon of light in our lives. Her legacy lives on through each person she touched and will continue to inspire generations yet to come. In our hearts, she shall forever remain, an eternal symbol of love and hope.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church

2167 74th Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19138

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church

2167 74th Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19138

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

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