Vanessa Campbell Obituary, Death – Vanessa, born on June 24, 1953, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, sadly passed away in New York City on August 25, 2002. She had a rich and varied life, beginning with her education in the Detroit Public and Parochial Schools, followed by her time at Wayne State University. Vanessa completed her education at Boston University, where she honed her skills and passion for the performing arts.
For over 20 years, Vanessa thrived as a cabaret performer in the vibrant city of New York. She graced the stages, captivating audiences with her talent and charisma. Her dedication to her craft and her love for the performing arts was evident in her long and successful career as a cabaret performer.
Vanessa is survived by her cherished daughters, Justine Campbell Elliott, residing in both Los Angeles and New York City, and Sophie A. Harris, residing in New York City. She also leaves behind her parents, Ann Moran Campbell of Phoenix and Joseph J. Campbell Sr. of St. Clair Shores. Additionally, her grandmother Harriet Moran Devieu of Phoenix, her sisters Molly Campbell of Fairfax, CA, Jill Campbell of Clinton Twp., Bonnie Palmer (Daniel) of Harper Woods, and Sara Campbell of St. Clair Shores, and her brothers Joseph J. Campbell Jr. (Janet) of Cohasset, MA, and Ward Marquette (Heather) of Dorchester, MA, mourn her passing.
Vanessa’s nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart, and she will be deeply missed by them. She also had a loving extended family and many dear friends who were touched by her presence in their lives.
Private memorial services were held in Manhattan on September 14, 2002, as a way to honor Vanessa’s memory and celebrate her life. During this intimate gathering, family and close friends had the opportunity to pay their respects and share their memories of Vanessa.
The loss of Vanessa is deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. Her passion for her art, her love for her family, and the impact she had on those around her will forever be cherished. May her soul rest in peace, and may her loved ones find solace and comfort in the memories they shared.