Vanessa Moon was born on January 3, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Odessa (Rufus) Moon. Vanessa was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Nigel Moon.
Vanessa graduated from Northwestern High School in Albion, Pennsylvania. After high school she took classes to become a nurse’s aide. She worked various positions at St. Vincent Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming an office manager.
Vanessa symbolized her dedication to Jehovah God by water baptism on December 18, 1971. She devoted several years to the full-time ministry as a regular pioneer and took seriously Jesus’ commission at Matthew 24:14 to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom.
Vanessa is survived by her brother Marvin (Donna) Williams, Columbus, Ohio; sister Myrna Henderson, Cleveland, Ohio; brother Sherman (Wanda) Moon, Cleveland, Ohio; and sisters Patricia (Mark) Nimrod, Cleveland, Ohio; and Coletta Moon, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews Kelly, Shelly, Severen, Stephen and Benjamin, extended family and spiritual friends too numerous to name.
We will remember Vanessa as someone who put the needs of others ahead of her own. At times, spending sleepless nights preparing flower arrangements for weddings, volunteering in the kitchen at gatherings, and making sure everyone was taken care of and well fed. Her passion for crafts brought joy to so many with which she shared them.
Thank you to all who have comforted and been supportive of our family throughout this tragic time in our lives. We will continue to welcome cards, calls, and visits. We are forever grateful to all.
I’m so sorry to hear about Vanessa’s passing. She was in some of my classes, we had fun especially in Homec class. Vanessa always had a smile on her face w/ those beautiful dimples. My condolences to Vanessa’s family R.I.P my childhood friend ??
So sorry for your loss. As a 1973 classmate who sat behind Vanessa in one class we always chatted. Was so hopeful to reunite this year at our 50th reunion. Many classmates have asked about Vanessa. May she RIP. Sending my condolences to all.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of our dear sister Vanessa… I want to give my condolences to the family. My deepest sympathy to Colette. It’s just down the street, sis. We love you.
Vanessa was indeed a beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
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So sorry to for the loss of our dear sister. We know she will be missed by us all. The Moon family has been our family for many years , so many wonderful memories we cherish. Colet know we love you and pray Jehovah will comfort you and the family. We send our warmest love to you all. ????
My deepest condolences to the family. Many prayers. Vanessa was a joy to have known. To brighter a brighter future - John 5:28
A fellow 1973 classmate who alway inspired so many with her laugher and smile. Although we’ve lost touch over the last 50 years, she was always close in my thoughts.
I was one of those people who had the privilege of having her hands make my wedding day beautiful over 30yrs ago! She was also my auntie as she always considered my Mom as her other big sister. I will miss her terribly, but we both shared in the same hope of the resurrection. So while she gets the rest that she’s needed for a very long time. I’ll wait for Jehovah to wake her along with all of our other loved ones that are resting. My prayers, hugs and kisses are with the family. May Jehovah give you all the strength to endure through this horrible time. I love you all
My deepest sympathies to the Vanessa Moon family. I’m so grateful that we were able to get together for lunch at iHop so many years ago. You were always amazing and always asked about me. I still have your little envelope you made for me. Love and miss you so much, Mary ( Carol Anne’s sister)
PRAYERS to all her family and friends