Val Jean Breedlove Berry , of Chattanooga died on October 20 , 2020 at her home with family present.

Val Jean was born May 11, 1932 in Chattanooga . Val Jean loved reminiscing about her high school basketball days and her love of drawing. Her love of cooking guided her through the restaurants that she had owned , Vals Tifitonian and The Drake Restaurant with her husband Bill. She and Bill enjoyed their many adventures in business and travels. She always said “ Each day with Bill she never new what they would get into but it was never dull!

Val Jean was a devout Catholic in faith and practice. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years, William L Berry “Bill” Sr., parents John and Maude Breedlove, sister Patsy Kemp, brothers John , Jimmy and Donald Breedlove.

Family members who survived her include son Pat Clarkson ( Eugenia); Bill Berry Jr. (Rosa) ; daughter DeAngela Tinker : daughter Lynn Roe (Jack) : and son Jack Berry (Kary) . She was a proud grandmother who always had a full candy drawer for her 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren .Visitation will be on Monday October 26, 11 am - 1 pm at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.

Graveside services Monday 1:30 pm at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Father Mike Nolan officiating.

Family requests that donations to be made to O.L.P.H. School in lieu of flowers.

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