Deaconess Valorie Jean Dillard


Late evening on Thursday, November 12, 2020 the angel of silence sealed the lips of Valorie Jean Dillard and took her bright spirit away to a land that is free from sickness, sorrow, pain and death to a place of eternal rest. VALORIE JEAN DILLARD, daughter of the late Mary Frances and Calloway Reeves was born on April 26, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where she has maintained faithful membership for over 65 years, serving as a member of the former Gospel Choir, and as a member of the Deaconess Ministry. She attended the Columbus City School system graduating from Linden McKinley High School. Upon graduation she attended Bliss College where she met her husband, George Dillard. On November 17, 1974 they united in holy matrimony and are the parents of two life branches, Carter and Tameka.

Valorie was a hard worker who worked in the banking/accounting industry as a bookkeeper for Huntington National Bank, teller/new account representative for Fifth Third Bank and in accounts payable for Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease law firm. Valorie had a contagious spirit as she was loving and caring, and totally devoted to her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Torrence and Keith Reeves.

She will be eternally honored by memories and affections of her beloved and longtime companion of 45 years, George Dillard; children, Carter (Julie) Evans and Tameka (Nate) O’Neal; grandchildren: Martina, Asia, Cameron, Kiana, Yori, Tasha and Harper; great grandchildren: Amya, Mehki, Ethan, Jordyn, Victoria, Kyle, Reggie, Taylor, Juelz, and Ruby; siblings: Arnetta (Fred) Cox, Willia (Frank) Harvell, Terry (Gina) Reeves, Micheal (Darlene) Reeves, Calloway (Johnnie) Reeves, Bruce ( Carla) Reeves, Kevin Reeves, Kim BurchettReeves, Tamara (Leonard) Valentine and Tobbi (Moses) Herriot; special friend Cassie Patterson; and a host of nephews, nieces, other close relatives and friends.

Life Reflections this is not goodbye….this is just a pause in life when we say farewell, ‘til we see each other again! family-forever, for always, no matter what!

PUBLIC Visitation 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM

PRIVATE (TICKET) Visitation 12:00 PM and Funeral Service 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Mt. Hermon, 2283 Sunbury Road.


Online Obituary Donation in memory of Deaconess Valorie Jean Dillard

Condolence Messages

  1. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Valorie and I worked at The Huntington National Bank together. She was a very special and kind willing to always share and help anyone. I learned a lot about International Accounting because of Valorie Dillard.

  2. We would like to extend our to the family.
    May your memories console you and may God sustain you with his precious promise to someday soon reunite us with our love one. Thinking of you all.

  3. Cherrie and Dave Ralls

    It was an honor and always A pleasure to see and speak with Valorie. Her smile would make us smile and she will always be remembered and greatly missed. She recently told me A funny story about one of her grandsons loving the song Old Town Road (Lil Nas X). To the Dillard Family, we know that your hearts are broken, but continue to remember all of the good times while you are struggling with her transition. Continue to support each other and cherish the day.
    May God continue to Bless you all!

  4. David & Sirrena Wright

    To the family of Ms. Valorie Dillard we would like to extend our heart felt condolences to you all during this hour of bereavement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Uncle David & Sirrena Wright

  5. Alice and Tony Johnson

    We give our heart felt condolences to Reeves-Dillard family. Valerie was a caring lovable person, she will be missed. We both loved her very much. Are prayers are with the family.

  6. Geoff & Tammy Barnes

    To Tameka and family: My family and I are so saddened by the passing of Sis. Valorie but thankful to God that we know there’s a place with our Heavenly Father just for her. He’s called a very sweet soul home! We continue to pray for you all; praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time and beyond. Love you guys.

  7. Minister Jacqueline Golden

    The city of Columbus Ohio has lost a good citizen and the community as lost a friend and neighbor. The Bible says,” nothing is better than a good name, high above all rubies.” this was truly our sister in Christ, Valorie Dillard. May the Lord of all Comforter be your family portion in this season. With love and God’s great grace, Minister Jacqueline Golden.

  8. My Condolences To The Reeves/Dillard Family.
    Ms. Valorie Was A True Women Of God. She Was Always Concerned About My Grandchildren And I Will Definitely Miss Her And Her Beautiful Smile!
    Continually Praying For The Entire Family!
    ~The Russell’s

  9. Ms. Valerie was so very kind; never changed. Always greeted me with a warm smile. I’m praying that God strengthens the family to get through the very challenging time.

    Rosland & family

  10. My Dearest Aunt Valorie, I am going to miss you so much! Your spirit, your laugh and your jokes, but most importantly your live that you had for your family! There will always remain a hole in our hearts, representing the space that you occupied. Meka, Carter and Uncle George, I love you guys!!!! I will continue my prayers for you all and for our family!!

  11. Harold & Doriece McMorris

    Our condolences to the Dillard,Reeves,Harvell and O neal families. Know that we share your sorry. Trust God and most of all love each other. May the love of our father keep you strong

    • My deepest condolences to the Reeves/Dillard family. Ms. Valorie was a wonderful lady. I always loved talking and joking with her. Her smile and personality were magnetic! She will truly be missed. Love and prayers to you all!

  12. Mother Dillard, I will surely miss seeing you while out and about from time to time. Your beautiful smile and genuine laugh warmed my heart each and every time! Tameka, I pray God’s continued comfort and peace over you and your family. Hugs. Xoxo

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    With Love

  14. Iesha & Victorious Hairston

    My condolences during this difficult time we love you and we will keep you in our prayers

  15. My Condolences to the Dillard and Reeves family . Mrs Dillard was such a find and friendly person,with a beautiful smile. She always spoke to me whenever she seen me , she will be missed

  16. Sending heartfelt condolences to Tameka and family. My heart is overwhelmed with grief and breaks for you all. I pray that the God of peace wraps His loving arms around you. Mrs. Valerie will forever be a one of the sweetest people I have ever known, always serving style and grace with a beautiful smile.

  17. To the family, may God continue to comfort and strengthen you

  18. Min. Ella Coleman

    The love and light of Sis. Valorie touched my life from the time I met her at Mt. Hermon and through the years. What a beautiful saint she is! My late mother, Era and I really loved sitting next to her during Sunday service. I’m praying for the family because you all are some very special people and are very close. Along with Jesus, her sweet mother, Mary, has probably welcomed her with open arms. May God comfort you and strengthen you.
    Min. Ella Coleman

  19. Alice and Tony Johnson

    We want to send our deepest condolence to the Dillard and Reeves Family. Valorie was a blessing to me and my wife and we will miss her and pray that we will see her again. God bless the family our prayers are with you.

  20. My sincere condolences and prayers for the family. Valorie will be missed but us being a truly blessed and God fearing family know we will see her again! Family hold on to the beautiful family memories and continue to trust and believe God knows our hurt right now but He knows what is best. I love you and I’m praying for comfort! Love you all Chrissy

  21. Jeffrey and Andrea Carson

    Deacon Dillard m, Tameka and family-
    Our hearts are heavy yet we rejoice that Sis. Dillard is resting well with our Lord! She was truly one of the kindest snd sweetest people on earth!
    Our prayers continue to be sent up asking God to comfort snd keep you all. We are sending love from St. Louis.
    Blessings and love,
    Deacon Jeffrey & Sister Andrea Carson

  22. Annie and Robert Mohabir

    MISS VALORIE was always such a lovable person,
    Always with this big beautiful smile on her face
    that’s my only picture in my mind remembering
    her, my self and husband send our prayers to
    the wonderful family

  23. Rochelle (Page) Bailey

    My sincere condolences to the family. Praying for you all as you mourn Mrs. Valerie. She was kindered spirit who met no stranger. She was always smiling and ready to help in any way. She remind me of her mother. Rest in peace.

  24. Earth knows no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Praying that God’s peace and comfort be with you during this time.

  25. God blessed our family with such a loving and beautiful soul, my Aunt Valorie. I will forever cherish the times we have spent together with our family. My prayers go out to our entire family. I wish you love and peace during this time of bereavement.

    Love, Lisa Henry, Imani and Bria

  26. KennyPage & mom Bonnie

    Praying for your family at this time. Mom used to speak about the Reeves family and the old house on Minnesota Ave. We will remember her and the good times we shared.

  27. I was so sorry for your loss. Valerie was so sweet and well loved. I am praying for you all. May God grant you peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name. Amen

  28. Our sincere condolences to Tameka O’Neal and the entire Reeves family. Valorie was a wonderful church member and we loved her. She will deeply be missed. Love and peace at this difficult and sad time. God bless you all.
    Karen and Thea Carter

  29. Arnetta and Fred Cox

    What a loving and warmhearted sister Valorie was. As anyone knows. She was never at a lost for words. She will be missed by us all very very much. She is with our mother and brothers now so she will not be lonely. I will never forget you.We love you and miss you .

  30. Glen Spangler Jr. DDS

    What a wonderful lady! Always happy and energetic. She had a beautiful family. I always looked forward to seeing Valorie, her husband George or her son and daughter in my dental office. They were all a highlight of my day. Valorie and George were more than patients…they were friends to my office staff and to myself….thanks for letting me know you!

  31. My Heart is Saddened by the the announcement of the Passing of Valorie, and the fond memories of knowing her and family since 1959, I share your loss, and keeping you in My Prayers…..

  32. James and Tracy Parker

    Our condolences to The Dillard and Reeves Family.
    We will truly miss Valorie and her beautiful smile. Parker and I are praying for peace, to heal your heart and bring you comfort.
    James and Tracy Parker

  33. Shirley Grant and Daughters

    Sending my love and deepest sympathy to the family of Valorie Dilliard trust in the Lord he will see you through this difficult time praying for you!

  34. We were so sorry to hear about Valorie. She was a great neighbor and friend to us for many years. We had some great times and good laughs over the years and I will always treasure them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time.

  35. Christine Pollard

    My Condolences and Prayers to the Family I was surely Sad when I found out about Mother Dillard . I’m sorry I couldn’t make it but ,my Heart is with You . She had a caring heart and a loving spirit she will be missed but not forgotten . May The Lord Keep Smiling Down On You and Keep Trusting God . Prayers Sent
    Much Love Always Sister Christine Pollard & Family

  36. Sis Donna Shepherd

    To the Family of Deaconess Dillard, You have my deepest sympathy. I was sad to hear about the passing of Deaconess Valorie. She was such a sweet and humble person with a beautiful spirit. I will miss her smile when she always greet you at Church or outside of Church. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  37. To the family of Deaconess Valerie (Reeves) Dillard. I was deeply saddened when I learned of the passing of Valerie. Valerie worked for me as a youth leader at Windsor Terrace Recreation Center and was always such a special young lady. I ran into her occasionally after she married and had a family and she was still that very special person whom I loved very much. My prayers are with the family. May God continue to comfort and keep you

  38. Jewell Blanchard-Patrick

    Deaconess Valorie has always brought sunshine whenever you approached her. She always showed love to everyone. To have known her was to love her. We will truly miss her, but we shall meet again. May God give you strength doing your time of need.

  39. Sis. Dorothy Bennett

    Tameka I am lifting you and your family in prayer. I never told you this but your mom and my sister look and I believe were so much alike. They both had that infectious smile with a gap, a daughter and son who they loved, and grandchildren who they adored and who adored them and a Godly husband they loved for so many years. Jesus Christ was the center of their joy and they each were loved by so many who will forever miss their presence. Eventhough your mom and my sister never physically met on this side, I have a feeling they are rejoicing together on the other side. I know the God they served will see you all through this, one moment at a time . . .

  40. Tameka you and your family are always in our prayers! I am praying for your healing and peace I know how much your mom has been there for your family! She was a beautiful person with a loving warm spirit!


    David, Lynn and Camryn Murray

  41. Tameka, Nate, and family,
    My heart aches for you all. If you see one of you, you would see all of you. I know if I feel as though I lost someone close I can’t imagine how you all feel. Just know that Ms. Valerie was a kind soul. Whomever she came in contact with, she left a lasting, lovable impression. She had a genuine spirit. Anyone that knew her knew how much she loved her family, especially the grands. She could and would talk about them all day if you let her. I will miss her and how she could tell a story with so much excitement and enthusiasm. My prayers go out to all of you and I pray that the peace of our Lord will help you cope in the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years ahead to deal with such a loss. I still thank and rejoice that God let her cross my path. Peace & Blessings!

  42. I just found out yesterday that Valerie had left and gone to heaven. Such a difficult loss for family, friends, and loved ones. I knew her as George’s wife, as I worked with George at the Ohio Insurance Department. I always thought Valerie was George’s light and he was her strength. Now they are entwined in love forever in Heaven.

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