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Vanessa Brinkley

Vanessa Marie Brinkley

Thursday, March 9th, 1967 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Vanessa departed this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the age of 52. She loved spending time with family & friends, laughing, and dancing. She was a very loving and caring person, devoted mother, nanny, and friend. She had an open and loving heart and always made you feel special.

She graduated from Murphy High School in 1985. She further her education at Bishop State Community College, where she received an Associate in Applied Science and an Associate in Science. She also received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Faulkner University. She was a member of Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Cleveland McFarland, Jr. where she served on the Anointed Women and Men of God Dance Ministry and Greeters Ministry.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents John and Hazel Brookins and Katherine McKinney and her sister Betty Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Rodney Smith and DeMarcus Brinkley; her loving parents, Charles and Johnnie Mae Allen, all of Mobile, AL. Two sisters, Sharon (Otis Williams Sr.) Pate and Charlene (Michael White) Allen-White, all of Mobile, AL. A brother-in-law, Kelvin Jones of Mobile, AL. Five aunts, Joy Ann Liddell and Lillian (Tony) Cunningham, all of Mobile, AL; Ollie Danner of Brooklyn, NY; Doris Burnside, and Barbara Wearing of Bronx, NY; Two uncles, Elijah McKinney Jr. of Houston, TX and Labarron McKinney of Mobile, AL. Five nieces, Keldricka (Anthony) Wiganowske, Tonique (Patrick) Burns, Shanette Gunn, Michaela Allen, and Camisha Allen, all of Mobile, AL. One nephew, Tony (Larry) Tolbert; four great nieces. She was blessed with one devoted and loving goddaughter, Char’Neria Evans.
She leaves many cousins, a host of extended family and friends; one bonus sister Beverly Williams.

Vanessa will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her unwavering faith, smile, laughter, and sense of humor will forever be her hallmark. She will be remembered for the passionate love she had for Jesus Christ and family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    Address
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    650 South Bayou Street
    MOBILE, AL 36603
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    650 South Bayou Street
    MOBILE, AL 36603
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Location
    Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Mobile
    MOBILE, AL
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Wanda Showers

Posted at 02:43pm
Our condolences to the Brinkley Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Love Always Wanda & Michael Showers & Family
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Queen Daniels

Posted at 07:19pm
I was looking for someone else and could not believe it when I saw Vanessa was no longer with us. Vanessa worked with me at the Mobile Public Library and was a wonderful employee. She was on my mind because she always posted on Facebook the beautiful Praise Dance Group from St. Peter Baptist Church. Every time I saw her she had a beautiful smile on her face. My sincere condolences go to her family and I pray that the memories you have, get you through this time.
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Esscelia Carter

Posted at 02:27pm
Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to the entire family. Vanessa is loved and will definitely be missed. We love you guys and will continue to keep you all in our prayers.
 
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Queen Daniels Posted at 07:19pm

I was looking for someone else and could not believe it when I saw Vanessa was no longer with us. Vanessa worked with me at the Mobile Public Library and was a wonderful employee. She was on my mind because she always posted on Facebook the beautiful Praise Dance Group from St. Peter Baptist Church. Every time I saw her she had a beautiful smile on her face. My sincere condolences go to her family and I pray that the memories you have, get you through this time.
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