Vale Jean Edwards, 80, of West Haven, departed this life on November 13, 2019.

Ms. Edwards was born in Greenville, NC on July 30, 1939, a daughter of the late Jessie Staton and Mae Lucy Daniels Staton.

She was previously employed at Meyer Wire for 10 years; worked part-time at Hamden Health Care for more than 20 years; and retired from the V.A. Hospital as a Laundry Clerk after 35 years of employment.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, daughters, Betty Staton, Velma Denise Senior (James) and Wanda Daniels (Thomas); a brother, Jessie James Staton (Lisa); sisters, Mae Bell Washington and Lucy Jane Staton; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Calvin Edwards; brothers, Jimmy, June and Roy Green and Lyn Earl and Curtis Ray Staton; and a brother in-law, Eugene Washington.

A celebration of Ms. Edwards’ life and legacy will be held Friday, November 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be private.