Valerie “Val” Jane Bailey, of Rockford, departed this earthly life Wednesday, March 14, 2012. She was born June 1, 1959 in Rockford the daughter of Charles and Betty Bailey. Valerie was employed many years by Rockford School district 205 as an Bus Driver and after school Aide. She attended Auburn High School later to receive her G.E.D. Valerie leaves to cherish many loving memories, two daughters, Khila Bailey and Amber Wharton; one son, Brandon Bailey; six grandchildren; Javarious, Armon, Taylor, Tairiq, Kilece, and Amyre; her parents, two sisters, Lisa Wesley and Charise Bailey; two brother Jeffery and Timothy Bailey; 3 nieces, 3 nephews; a host of other relatives and friends, including special cousins, Sandra, Myrissa and Mark. Services will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Banner of Truth International 1401 W. State Street. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 9:00a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State St.