Vallie Ruth Chancellor was born May 21, 1926 to the late Israel “Dock” Sharpe and Vallie Davis Sharpe in
Quitman, GA. She transitioned to her eternal home with the Lord on Monday, December 21, 2020.
Vallie grew up in Homerville, GA where she became a faithful member of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Chancellor, and two sons, one
who died shortly after childbirth and the late Larry Davis (Carrie) who was deeply devoted to caring for
his mother upon his death 3 years ago.
In pursuit of better opportunities, Vallie moved to Dayton, OH in the mid 1950’s and married Sylvester in
1968. They were married nearly 30 years. Even before they were married, Vallie opened her home to
many of her nephews from the south to also pursue better job opportunities.
A retired employee of Ohio State University Extension where she served on the Expanded Food and
Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for Montgomery County. Vallie loved her job where she was
given the opportunity to counsel many women on nutrition at the Dayton Correctional Institution facility
for Women formerly referred to as the Women’s Workhouse. Her involvement did not end at the end
of the workday or her career. Many ongoing friendships and relationships evolved from her work for
the EFNEP program.
Vallie was an active member of Berean Missionary Church until recent years where she was affectionally
known as Sister or Mrs. “C”. She loved to cook and bake so there were few church events in which she
did not provide the food as well as cook many nutritional meals for the sick and shut in. She was an avid
gardener so there were many stories of her assisting church members and friends with their gardens or
just delivering flowers from her own garden at any time. She was willing to give a helping hand to those
in need whether it required food, time, or financial support.
To her loving family, she was called “Aunt Mark”. Besides cooking and gardening, Vallie loved fishing
and quilting. Family members knew if they went fishing with her, it would-be all-day outing even as
recent as two years ago. She made quilts for many of her friends and family but later in life she largely
accomplished her goal to make as many quilts as possible for her large number of nieces and nephews,
including their children. Until recent years, she was still preparing Sunday meals for her family and
anyone who happened to stop by.
Her life will forever be cherished in the lives of her grandson, Anthony Davis (Crystal Blane);
granddaughter Kinyatta Johnson (Rontaye); great granddaughters Ronnae M. Johnson and Christian
Davis; great-great grandson, Phillip Hanson-Bass; brother, Rufus L. Sharpe; nephews, Benjamin Core
(Faye), Eugene Bryant, Clifford Rountree (Carol)and Robert Rountree (Diana); nieces, Rhonda Billings,
Pamela Sharpe, Angela Ward and Rhonda Billings; and a host of relatives and friends.
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