Brother issues plea to missing sister

Jeneen L. Jamison Valentine has been missing for more than a month. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call local authorities.

“Please come home safely”

By Brandon Martin

A family is awaiting the return of a loved one missing for more than a month,

It’s “like she dropped off the face of the earth. It’s not like her. She doesn’t ever really go anywhere. And when she does, it’s never more than three days max.” Jerrold Price said of his sister, Jeneen L. Jamison Valentine.

The Ridgeway woman was last seen July 3 after visiting her mother, Lucy Jamison, he said.

“She was supposed to return the next day because they were going to have a cookout,” Price said. “She was always a momma’s girl. Our father passed away three years ago, and she would always take care of our mother. She would call her every day and visit at least four times a week. Next thing I know, she just disappeared.”

Price said he reported Valentine, 58, missing on July 16.

Her disappearance is “a mystery,” he said, and described Valentine as a “very positive person” who often enjoyed working around her home.

“She loved to eat and cook. She even had grown her own garden that had started to come in,” Price said. “She liked accomplishing things like house chores, planting flowers and decorating her home.”

Price said that his sister even had the nickname “Rosebud.”

“They are always prettier than the rose itself,” Price said. “I’d always tell her that she was really pretty like a rosebud, just waiting to bloom.”

He said Valentine cultivated a personality “that people are attracted to,” and magnified by her presence on social media.

“She was an avid Facebooker,” Price said. “People were so accustomed to hearing about her life through her posts.”

Valentine was adept at using computers, according to Price, “even capable of building her own website if she really wanted to.”

Price said that his sister also “is very spiritual,” and attended The Galilean House Of Worship on A. L. Philpott Highway.

Valentine is the youngest of six children. She has three sisters: Cheryl Jamison, of Martinsville; Teresa Jamison, of Charlotte, N.C., and Wanda Jamison, who lives in Richmond. She also has a deceased brother, Mckinley Rodney Price, Jerrold Price said.

Valentine’s husband, Jeffrey Valentine, passed three years ago in a fatal car crash — about a week after her father, George Jamison, also died, according to Price.

It is unknown if Valentine is in danger. Her whereabouts are sought to check her wellbeing.

“Jeneen, we love you and miss you dearly,” Price said. “All of your friends are anxiously awaiting your return home and to Facebook. Please come back safely.”

Valentine is described as a black female, 5-feet, 8-inches in height and weighs 160 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office release stated.

She may be traveling in a 2002 silver, Toyota Solara, 2–door coupe with Virginia license plate number, VC-3019.

Anyone with information about her or her whereabouts is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or 9-1-1.




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