July 26, 1970 - February 5, 2018

Newburgh, NY

Vanessa Marie Woody, 47 of Newburgh, NY was called home February 5, 2018. She was a loving wife to the late Marcus La'Jaun Woody Sr. and blessed with 12 years of marriage.

Daughter of Everett A. Jackson and the late Jessie Mae Jackson, she was born on July 26, 1970 in Newburgh, NY. Vanessa graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, Class of "88" and was a manager of Burger King for 20 years. She was a vibrate member of her community and brought warmth and happiness to those around her. She had a superior work ethic and helped anyone she could; she was known as the job recruiter for Newburgh residents.

Vanessa is survived by her two children, son, Marcus La'Juan Woody Jr. and daughter, Deona Nicole Woody; grandson, Marcus La'Juan Woody III; brother, Everett Jackson and sisters: Bridget Jackson, Latisha Jackson and Veronica Jackson. She was a loving aunt to a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Vanessa's life will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, February 15th at The Cathedral at the House, 131 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550. Service begins at 11 a.m. at the church; Bishop Jeffrey C. Woody will officiate. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, NY.

Professional service entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553. "Committed To Being The Very Best". Call us anytime 569-1233.