Biography: Valerie W. Footman, 82, of Watson Ave Bronx, New York passed February 11th, 2020. She was the wife of late Johnnie “Spider” Footman. They shared over fifty years of marriage until his passing in 2013.
Born in Bronx, New York, July 7, 1937 to the late John Allen Williams Sr. and Octavia Wright. Valerie was the last to remain of their five children, Wilburn, Rudolph, John Allen Jr. and Naomi.
She graduated from Lehman College and then pursued her career in nursing, receiving her license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1961 from Montefiore Hospital. She then renewed her qualifications as an LPN from the University of New York in 1993.
Valerie will be remembered for her love of adventure and travel, going to the movies, and eating seafood at City Island.
Valerie is survived by her children Robert Williams and Johnnie Footman Jr. Grandchildren, Jacquemiel White his daughter Azurae Russell 23, child Shakear Barksdale-Russell 6, and son Jacquemiel 21, Robert Williams, Nikki Footman, Regina Williams child Ryan 12, Rochelle Williams child K’ron, and great niece Kimberly Wright.