Vanessa M. Stewart passed away on January 13, 2024 at her home in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born on January 23, 1955 in Norfolk, VA to Elmer Ray Perkins, Sr. and Marjorie Perkins. She married Craig Stewart on December 24, 1977 and together they had two daughters, Nicole and Amber. She retired after 20 years as a clerk in the City of Norfolk Real Estate Assessment Office.
Vanessa loved music and dancing. She also loved to shop and took pride in dressing herself. She could put an outfit together effortlessly, especially for church services. Vanessa was very creative and could often be found doing craftwork or sewing. She also had quite the green thumb and was always tending to her many gorgeous houseplants. She took her time with tasks and made sure they were done right. Cooking wasn’t her favorite activity, but her family would sit up and beg for her fried chicken and baked mac and cheese casserole! She enjoyed going to the beach and, most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Vanessa was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie and Ray Perkins, Sr., and her brother, Ray Perkins, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nicole Stewart of Norfolk, VA, and Amber Stewart of Hampton, VA; grandson, Kalil Stewart of Hampton, VA; father of her children, Craig Stewart of Hampton, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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