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William Vance

May 2, 1991 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 29)


William Earl Vance was born on May 2, 1991 to William Earl Valentine, Jr. and Felicia Ann Vance. He was born into this world as a very tiny baby but grew into a handsome gentle giant.


William was raised in DeSoto and Dallas, Texas. He attended DeSoto High School and L.G. Pinkston High School. He was a member of Bethlehem Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dallas under the leadership of Pastor Terryon Jefferson, Sr.


William was known for his superb basketball skills at 6’8” he could play hard and slam dunk right in your face. He was just a big teddy bear and a big kid at heart. God created William different than most people. He saw people and he never judged or thought the worst of them no matter what they did. William had a very special love in his heart for his two nieces, Serenity and Harmony.


William departed this earthly life on November 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Valentine, Jr. and his aunt, Sharla Valentine.


His memory lives through his father, Lazerek Phillips; mother, Felicia Ann Phillips; two brothers, Christian Nicholas Spellen and Xavier Valentine; sister, Keyara Sharon Vance; grandfathers, Eugene I. Vance, Jr.; William Earl Valentine, Sr., Winfred T. Jerry, and Toby L. Webb; grandmothers, Doris A. Vance, Gloria J. Webb, Rosie M. Walker, and Sherry Jackson Valentine, along with a host of other relatives and friends.


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