Craig Anthony Valentine was born September 25, 1984 in Durham, NC and departed this life April 29, 2007. He was a resident of Fletcher for four years. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas "June" Simmons, great grandmother, Eloise Hull Craig, grandmother's, Florence A. Valentine and Dolly Y. Simmons.
He attended Orange County Schools in Hillsborough and was a member of St. Titus Episcopal Church in Durham where he served as a Junior Usher, Alcolyte and was a member of Mrs. Spaulding's Sunday School Class.
Craig was a kind, fun-loving and free spirited young man. He portrayed a special love for his family and friends. He will be truly missed.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Rosalyn M. Valentine; daughter, Nikayia Valentine; son, Zianthony Valentine; Otis Garrett (Regina), Tommy Garrett (Gwen) and Carlton Crenshaw (Tonya) of Asheville; uncles, Kenneth A. Valentine (Patricia) of Durham, James A. Valentine (Linda) of Asheville, Jeffrey L. Valentine (Lori) of Beaufort, SC and Garnell Simmons of Baltimore, MD; aunts, Jessie Land (Ken) of Atlanta, GA, April Simmons of Delaware and Dollie Drummond (Jim) of Asheville; great aunts, Susan Jacobs of Tampa, FLand Sandra Townsend of Atlantic City, NJ; great uncle, Mithcell Valentine of Atlantic City; several loving cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Matthias Episcopal Church. Father Jim Abbott and Father William Maddox will officiate, burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthias Youth Scholarship Fund, 1 Dundee St. Asheville, NC 28801.
The family will receive friends at the residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service. An online memorial register is available at www.hartfuneralservice.com
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