Vanessa Beatrice Duran, 19, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away at her home on September 19, 2019.
Vanessa was a beautiful, loving, devoted daughter, granddaughter, and sister. Vanessa will always be remembered for her smile, laughter, independence, and giving heart. Vanessa was very strong, outspoken, smart and very talented. Vanessa graduated high school at the young age of 17 from Los Puentes Charter School where she earned a Scholarship to attend CNM.
Vanessa had a very big heart, which was one of her best qualities, but it was also a heart that was very broken. Unfortunately, the pain that Vanessa held in her heart became too much for her to bear and she lost a long battle she had been very courageously fighting with depression.
Vanessa was born on November 4, 1999 to her parents Jennifer Garcia and Ivan Duran. She was raised by her God Mother, Pamela Garcia and Stepfather Daniel Benito. She is survived by Grandparents Jody Leal and Ruben Garcia, uncles Michael Garcia and Thaddeus Garcia, Brothers Daniel Drake, Damian Drake, Santana Benito, Ruben Vazquez, and Christian Vazquez, Sisters Aiyana Drake and Jade Drake, God Father Reuben Castillo, God Brother Eli Saiz, her Best Friend Izzy Galvan, Cousins AJ and Tiana Garcia, and Nieces Alyicia Drake and Amarissa. Galvan.
Services will be held on Friday October 11, 2019 at Calvary Chapel 4001 Osuna Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 at 2:00pm. Vanessa’s family will also be having a memorial service on Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm at ABQ Party Space 300 Menaul Blvd. NW Suite 200 Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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