Valerie Austin

Augusta, GA – Valerie Elaine Kemmerlin Austin, 62, was carried home by the angels to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the residence.

Her home going service will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 3:00 P.M., in Hillcrest Baptist Church with Reverend Todd Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Honoring her by serving as pallbearers will be George Brown, Brett Sowell, Larry Coggins, Anthony Angel, Brandon Angel, Ronnie Canuette, Cody Canuette and Travis Belcher. Levi Angel will be the littlest pallbearer.

Honorary pallbearers will the members of the precious Sunday School Class the Billie Jo Sullivant Class who were a great encouragement to her.

Valerie was a lifelong native of the Augusta area, the daughter of the late Paul and Dottie Kemmerlin, She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School along with working with World Changers for over 30 years. She had a passion for young people. Valerie had worked for Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc., for 20 years and then worked for Acosta servicing grocery stores in the area for 20 years.

She is survived by her two children, Wendy Nichole Belcher and her husband Travis of Augusta and Christopher Michael Austin and his wife Tonya of Augusta; brother, Dr. Richard Wayne Kimmerlin and his wife Jane of Greenville, SC and her sister, Pamela Kemmerlin Sowell and her husband Mitch of North Augusta. Valerie was blessed with two grandsons, Anthony and Brandon Angel and one great-grandson, Joseph Levi Angel, as well as nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a big thank you to Alliance Hospice.

If desired, the family request that memorials be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church 3045 Deans Bridge Road Augusta, GA 30906 or Augusta University Cancer Center (Tracy Slagle) 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA30912 706-721-3249.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30906.

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