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Vanessa Armstrong Vassell

June 22, 1979 December 22, 2018
Vanessa Armstrong Vassell
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PEORIA—Vanessa Armstrong Vassell of Frankford, DE, formerly of Peoria, left this world on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Vanessa was born June 22,1979 to Reginald and Mary Salata Armstrong.

She married Allington Vassell on November 2015 and he survives.

Also surviving are her mother and step-father, Mary and Robert Wilson of Peoria; her father, Reginald Armstrong of Peoria; three sisters, Kristy, Regina and Grace Armstrong all of Peoria, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A graduate of Peoria High School and Monmouth College, she was a teacher, coach, mentor and friend to many. She never knew a stranger. She had no children of her own but mothered the children around her. Vanessa touched the lives of all she came in contact with and was loved by all. She had a heart of gold , a kind soul and happy spirit. We were fortunate to have known her.

Memorial services will be at Noon on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Reverend Deveraux Hubbard officiating. A prepast will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at the church. Inurnment of ashes will be in Parkview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vanessa Armstrong Vassell Track and Field Scholarship at Peoria High School.

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Memorial Service




12:00 PM 1/3/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church

114 W. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604

Prepast will be from 11 AM to 12 PM Thursday at the church.

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W. Forrest Hill Ave. Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vanessa Armstrong Vassell Track and Field Scholarship at Peoria High School


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