Vanessa M. Brownell, 55, of Beaumont, TX died Sunday, September 24th, 2017 in Beaumont at The Clairmont. A native of Beaumont and former resident of Vidor, TX she loved reading her Bible, listening to Gospel music and singing. Vanessa also liked to cook, do crossstitching and loved cats. Visitation was on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Vanessa is survived by her loving husband; James Brownell of 17 years, 1 son; Jonathan Livingston of Beaumont, 1 grand daughter ; Lynleigh Livingston, 2 sisters; Robin Jarrell of Vidor and Barbara Smith of Houston, TX, and 1 brother; Raymond Morace of Jackson, GA. Vanessa was preceded in death by her parents; Van and Evelyn Mayo, 1 daughter; Amber Nikkol Mayo, 1 sister; Dorcia Wiley and 1 brother; Roger Mayo.//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.