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April 8, 1967 - October 9, 2019
Burial Date: October 18, 2019
A Celebration of Valencia’s life will be held on Friday October 18, 2019, at Joy Temple Church, 424 Howard Avenue, New Haven at 11:30am. Viewing in Church from 10:30-11:30am. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7-8
Valencia R. Tisdale, 52 years of age passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Yale New Haven Smilow Hospital. Valencia was born April 8, 1967 in New Haven, CT to the late Arnold Boles, the late Willie Freeman, and Mittie Freeman. Queen, as she was affectionately called by her mother attended New Haven Public Schools and was an active member of Mt. Calvary Revival Center in New Haven, where she attended regularly until her health began to decline.
Valencia attended Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C. receiving a certificate as a Medical Assistant. She was a licensed beautician. Valencia was employed at Comfort Keepers Home Care in Shelton, CT as a Certified Nurse Assistant until her health declined.
Valencia was a God-fearing woman and family oriented. She was a diva that loved fashion and shopping. She was a great cook, which she loved to do, and was a talented singer and artist. Valencia was a member of the Throttle Twistaz Motorcycle club and had a love for her motorcycle which she called Ladybug. Valencia will be sorely missed and will live on forever in the hearts of her loved ones.
Valencia leaves to cherish her fond memories, her dedicated and loving husband, Herbert S. Tisdale whom she met in 2003. They fell in love and in 2004 and jumped the broom. Also left to cherish fond memories are her mother, Mittie Freeman. (2) sons, Rasheem Freeman (Alexandria), and Shamont Newton. (3) daughters, Rasheeda Freeman, Denisha Dortche(Christopher), and Yahvi Freeman. (7) grandchildren, (2) brothers, Arthur and Arnold Boles Jr., One sister, Vanessa Boles, Father and Mother in law, George and Fannie Tisdale. (12) Sister in laws, (10) brother in laws, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A best friend, Tasha, and a very special Uncle/Father, Irvin Brown. Valencia was predeceased in death by her cousin/brother, Harry Daniels.
A Celebration of Valencia’s life will be held on Friday October 18, 2019, at Joy Temple Church, 424 Howard Avenue, New Haven at 11:30am. Viewing in Church from 10:30-11:30am. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com