February 28, 1964 ~ December 30, 2020

Born in: Lawrenceville, GA
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

“Vanessa Harlene Dube, a Georgia native, was born February 29, 1964 and passed on December 30, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

She has spent time as an Army wife, a restaurant cook, a teacher’s assistant, a stay at home mother, day care provider, and when she decided she needed to learn how to do even more, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Vanessa was an animal lover all around. When she was younger, she nursed a squirrel back to health and it became quite attached to her. Her kids grew up with many animals due to her love of them, and she taught them how to take responsibility for different pets.

She spent her free time writing pen pals, doing paper scrapbooking and other paper crafts, doting on her dogs, talking with family and friends, playing games on her computer or phone, and watching bad Hallmark movies. Her kids even managed to teach her how to take a good selfie on her last birthday, which she shares with her son on the 28th of February, due to her being born in a leap year.

Vanessa spent her last few years as a warrior. She had several chronic health conditions and cancers. Despite how difficult her battle was, she made friends with nurses and doctors alike with every visit. She had a magnetic personality and could make friends anywhere. She would do anything she could for those she loved.

Vanessa Dube is survived by her husband and partner of 11 years, Richard Dube, her children, Rachel Hopper and Allen Hopper, her mother, Gladys Wallace, her two younger brothers, Kinnith Mark Wallace, Andrew Wallace, and her two fur babies, Shadow and Killian.

She has been cremated at Wages & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematories in Stone Mountain, GA. Her spirit will live on in the memories and hearts of those who loved her.”

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  1. I knew Vanessa when she was a very little girl with a big health problem…her heart needed to be repaired. I remember her for her sweet smile even though she could not run and play like other children. Preacher Hainey, as Venessa always called him, had faith that she would grow up and be a wife and mother someday. She did this plus much more than he “dreamed” for her. Her list of accomplishments is impressive.
    I’m thankful I got to visit with her in September 2020 shortly after her Dad died. She was beautiful and charming. She didn’t talk about her aches and pains but was concerned about others. That is a great example for me to follow.

  2. CandleImageSweet Vanessa Harlene,
    I will miss those calls every morning, those times I made you laugh so hard you cried, our heart to heart over certain family members, me trying to protect you when we were kids so nobody hurt you, and how we always told each other how much we loved each other. You are and will always be my best friend, favorite cousin, confidant, and forever etched in my heart.
    I love you and will never forget the times we spent with Uncle Ezra, my hero.
    love you cousin,

  3. CandleImageGladys and family,

    I am so sad to hear of Harlene’s passing. She had the kindest spirit and always loved spending time with her when we were growing up. Those are really fond memories. I love you and have you in my prayers.

    Christy Montgomery

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