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Life Story of Vanessa Andrea McDaniel
Vanessa Andrea McDaniel affectionately known as Nessie, was born on August 4, 1965, to Aline Copeland and the late Samuel Copeland Sr. She departed this life on December 26, 2021. Nessie was a long-time resident of Chester PA, who was educated in the Chester Upland School district until she graduated in 1984. While attending Chester High Nessie took an interest in cosmetology because she loved to do hair. After high school Nessie continued to work and live in the City of Chester, where she was a cook for West End Steak Shop for many years. People would always find Nessie at the grill at the West End Steak Shop cooking and smiling, while she prepared their food.
She later met the love her life Galvin McDaniel and the two were joined together in marriage on June 3, 2014. Nessie loved her husband and he loved her. Nessie and Galvin lived in Chichester PA where they planned to share many loving memories with their family. Unfortunately, after only 6 moths of living in their new home, Nessie unexpectedly departed this life in exchange for a new home not made with hands.
Nessie developed a gift for cooking, something that was passed down from generation to generation. She loved shopping and would do that often. She was not selfish as she also loved to shop for everyone else to. Nessie enjoyed going to the casino, where she would play the slots. Nessie also loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was always caring for others and would give you the shirt off her back. Nessie was proceeded in death by her father Samuel T. Copeland Sr. and her paternal grandparents.
Nessie leaves to cherish her memories her husband Galvin McDaniel, her mother Aline Copeland and step-father Henry Ward, son Christopher Rockwell, three daughters Ashley Brianna Copeland, and Kayla McDaniel, three sisters Cynthia Copeland, Doris Jones, and Lynn Ward, four brothers Samuel, Eddie, Thomas, and Dwayne Copeland, two sister in laws Linda McDaniel and Jennie Copeland, six grandchildren Brooklynn, Noah, Keiden, Joshua, Leon, and Demar, two special friends Aaron Wilson and Janelle Wilson, and a host of nieces and nephews.