Denise Ann Valle
Called home to be with her Lord, Denise Ann Valle, of Newport News, VA, died suddenly on September 6, 2022, after struggling with a long illness. Born in Connellsville, PA in 1960, she was the daughter of the late Charles Joseph Cockrell and Edith Fredia (Kersten) Cockrell. She is survived by her children, Nathaniel Valle (Lauren) of Rustburg, VA, and Hannah Valle (Jacob) of Newport News, VA, and two grandchildren, Lucy and Peter Valle, who knew her as “Didi.” She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph (Sally) Cockrell and Terry (Sheree) Cockrell, and preceded in death by her brother Ronald Lee Cockrell.
She attended Connellsville Senior High School and Pittsburgh Technical Institute, and she completed an Associate Degree from Westmoreland County Community College. In 1984, she moved to Ocean City, MD and lived there for over 30 years. Ocean City became her true home, and it was where she discovered her love for the beach and grew in the faith of her childhood. She was deeply involved in her church communities, and she extended that love of people and friendship through her work as a Certified Natural Health Professional. Her greatest passions were raising her children, cooking and gardening, Italian food, shopping, and rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. Above all else, she loved Jesus and told anyone within distance about His grace. She never doubted the Lord’s goodness in her life; in the history of God’s work, her testimony is that of a true and steadfast faith. A memorial service will be held in Ocean City, MD, with details and date to be determined.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.