She was born in Columbus, GA on June 15, 1961 to Henry Lincoln Adams and Louise Robinson Adams. Vanessa graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta, received her BS degree from Davidson College in Davidson, NC and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Vanessa worked for the United States General Accounting Office in Boston, MA and Washington, DC. She was employed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs where she earned numerous certifications in finance and auditing. In her Christian stewardship, Vanessa served faithfully at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church.
Vanessa is survived by her daughter, Alexandra Yvette Adams, parents, Henry and Louise Adams, brother, Christopher Adams, several aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Christian Education Department of Allen Temple A.M.E. or to the American Heart Association.
Viewing will be held TODAY, from 1 PM.- 9 P.M with a wake from 6 P.M. -8P.M.pm at Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30331. (404)349-3000 mbfh.com.
The Celebration of Life Service will occur on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:00 am at Allen Temple AME Church 1625 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA 30314. Rev. Dr. Thomas Bess, Eulogist.