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Valoria (Valorie) Ricky Pollard, age 69 of Battle Creek, MI, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital on February 19, 2020. Valorie, as she liked to be called, was born on February 28, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois to the union of the late Oliver Carter and Christine Gordon. Valorie spent her time as a homemaker caring for her family and was a faithful member of her church. She loved to play cards and games. She also loved to travel and was always ready for a road trip.

She is survived by her 5 children, daughters, Sabrina Pollard and Katherina Pollard; sons, Michael (Wanda) Pollard, Andrew (Stacy) Hardney, and Washee(Tanika) Hardney; her partner, Alvin Holmes; and her 7 grandchildren, Ieshia, Cody, Walter, Zavion, Zira, Genesis, and Ian.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; sister, Diane; and 3 grandchildren, Christopher Griffin Jr., Zander Pollard, and Zaya Pollard.

A celebration of life will take place at 12:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020, at Maranatha Church of God, 400 Wabascon Rd. Battle Creek, MI.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Ieshia Christine Deal on February 28, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Grandma Valorie, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to speak to you on the phone the first time when I was 23 years old. You told me to get myself together, and to take care of myself.
    I’m glad I took your advice, and took better care of myself. I love you very much, and I wish I could’ve had the chance to get to know you better. I’m afraid I don’t know what else to say, and I will miss you.

  2. Kathy Hardney on May 13, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Aunt Valorie thanks for always asking about my parents and being sweet to me as a child growing up in Chicago. You were a good woman and wife to my Uncle Andrew. RIP. I praying for your family is their great loss.

  3. TINA on July 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Valorie, I recall the good times we had when we would come together with family to play ball with my husband who loved to play baseball, and also when you, my brother and the kids moved in with us after the fire in my mother’s building. We had our differences, but we’ve all fallen short of the Almighty YAH as in HALLELUYAH Psalm. 68:4. Rest in peace Sis, and know I loved you no matter what. PkA Tina. PS Sorry Michael and Katherine I truly love you both.

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