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Thursday October 1st, 2020
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Vanessa M. Stephens

Stephens – Vanessa M., 30, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2020. Born on January 9, 1990 in Johnstown, daughter of Theodore Helsel, Johnstown and Erica S. (Christian) Winkleman, Johnstown. Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Janie and William Stephens, and siblings, Coby and Savanah. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving children, Derick Jr., Royale, and Sire; brothers, Antonio, Robert, and Dorian Stephens, all of Johnstown and Nigel Tisinger, Monroeville, PA; significant other, Derick Stephens Sr. Johnstown; God parents, Benny and Carolyn Britt; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many cousins, including special cousins, Radiah, Lepree, Carlique, and Kweilin; many friends, including special friends, Amanda, Keneisha, Roberta, Apryle, and Brandi. Vanessa was a 2008 graduate of McCaskey High School. She later graduated from Cambria Rowe Business College. Vanessa was employed at Conemaugh Medical Center. She lived for her children more than anything else in life. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Elder James Britt officiating. Masks are requested. Interment will be at Headrick Union Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to her family in her memory. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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My Sincere Condolences to Erica n Family... She was a very good Girl... Ive been in her life since she was a baby. God needed a very special Angel so He called her Home. Im soo very sorry for your loss. Stay Strong n keep the Faith the Grandchildren need you to be their Strength. For they do not understand. LOVE U MY FRIEND. Love CINDY

Cindy Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Meshele Simms & Family

Meshele Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

I love you Nessa!!! You are truly missed! I cant believe I have to say bye to you You are truly a great mommy and friend. I pray for the family and send my sincere condolences. I dont know how ima do this on Friday but ima do it for you love!!
Love Always and Forever Nadirah #ConemaughSquad

Nadirah Jenkins Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM

Nessa. Sweet Nessa. Bless your heart. How you went so soon, please watch Over my brothers and sister. They love you. They needed you. More than anything. If nothing else, you loved them. You loved my dad. So innocent and sweet and pure. I am so honored to have heard your laugh, your anger, your happiness. This is the closest death that has ever hit me. My sweet baby brother. If anything in this whole world will know how much his mother lived for her children. I will never understand why. Will never understand how god could take such a beautiful soul from this earth. I hope that you look down and be proud. Proud of my father for remembering your presence and proud at the man he is going to step up and become. You were his best friend. We lost you and he lost a piece of him. If anything In this world I know my father will take care and love my siblings, just like you would have. Remind them everyday of you. You loved him Nessa, for him. Nothing more nothing less. & we loved you. Whether we all spoke everyday we all KNEW WERE FAMILY WAS & WHAT & WHO FAMILY WERE. may you now find your peace. You didnt see deserve such a tragedy. We will never forget you Vanessa Stephens

Alexia wray Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM

To all in her family my sincerest condolences in your recent loss of Vanessa. Always talked to her at work and she was so very nice..May her memories remain in your hearts with comforting thoughts. In sympathy..

Jeanette Rubal Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM