Vanessa Ellen Collier

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Vanessa Ellen Collier GILBERT, SC - Ms. Vanessa Ellen Collier, 52, of Gilbert, S.C, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at National Health Care Center in West Columbia, SC. She was born on February 24, 1961, in Charleston, S.C., and spent her childhood years in Harleyville, S.C. Vanessa was the daughter of the late Alma Owens Collier and Vance Edward Collier, Sr. of Harleyville, SC. Vanessa was a graduate of Mims Academy and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Political Science. While in college, she served as a Page to the South Carolina State Senate. Upon graduation, Vanessa began a full-time career with the S.C. State Senate retiring as a Page Supervisor after 34 years of service. Vanessa enjoyed her job and cherished all of the wonderful friends she met during her career. Vanessa loved life to the fullest and always put others first. She loved living on Lake Murray and was an avid boater, fisherman, gardener, and reader. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Vanessa is survived by her father, Vance Sr., Sharon J. Cahaly her life partner of 27 years, sister Carol Collier-Plexico and brother-in-law Ben Plexico of Columbia, SC, sister Donna Collier-Harper of Columbia, S.C., brother Vance Edward Collier, Jr., niece Jordan Jeanne Collier and nephew Vance Edward Collier, III, all of St. George, SC. She was predeceased by a sister Jeanne Collier. The funeral service will be held at Harleyville Christian Church, 1601 West Main Street, on Sunday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Columbia at Leevy's Funeral Home, 1831 Taylor Street on Monday, January 13, 2013, at 3 pm with a reception immediately following in the Grand Hall of 701 Whaley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Way of the Midlands or the Harleyville Christian Church. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Jan. 12, 2014
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