Valerie Hope Park, age 39, of Brundidge died Thursday, February 16, 2017 in UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama . Hope was born May 31, 1977. At 3 weeks old she was diagnosed with congenital heart disease which lead her to her first surgery at 6 weeks old. This would be the scene for the rest of Hope's life. Hope was a fighter from an early age. She never let her disease stop her from accomplishing any goal in her life. She never met a stranger and greeted everyone with a smile. She fought her greatest fight right to the end. She spent 5 months at UAB waiting on a heart/lung transplant. While her body failed her, her spirit never did. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services for Hope Park will be Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Thomas and Reverend Sean Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 -2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Survivors include; father, Joey Park of Goshen, Catherine (JC) Flowers of Brundidge, sister , Holly(David) Fiveash of Troy, beloved nephew, Reeves Fiveash, aunts and uncles, Tommy (Diane) Johnson, Goshen, Mack (Linda) Scott, Goshen, George Johnson, Luverne, Joe (Connie) Johnson, Shalimar , Fl., cousins, Marv and Janet Johnson and Donna and Keith Rushing. She is also survived by her dog, Harley and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marvin and Eulara Johnson, Joe and Melvah Park and a niece Monica, Johnson.
Catherine Flower's former coworkers at DCI will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Hope as well as the family would like to ask everyone to please consider the gift of life with becoming an organ donor.
The staff of Green Hills is honored to serve the Park family.