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Dr. Vanessa C. Broadnax

June 8, 1957 — March 31, 2023

Dr. Vanessa C. Broadnax, 65, of Carlisle, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 31, 2023.

She was born June 8, 1957, in Bronx, NY to Cecil Haridell Broadnax and Virginia (Gould) Broadnax of Carlisle.

Vanessa valued education and was so proud to have earned her Doctor of Public Health degree from Capella University. She worked in food safety and public health her entire career. Vanessa was a life member of the American Society for Quality and was a longtime member and past membership chair of NAACP. She was a happy, outgoing woman who enjoyed dancing, singing, and talking to her neighbors. Vanessa loved traveling, especially to the beach, and being outdoors in her garden or just admiring the beauty of nature. She was a gifted cook and was always happy to feed family and friends when they were visiting. Vanessa was proud of her volunteer work that she did with Community Cares. More than anything, she loved her family and the time she was able to spend with them.

Vanessa is survived by her two loving children, Louis C. (wife Renee) Brown, III of Dallas, GA and Virginia L. Diggs of Carlisle; one brother, Dr. Cecil (wife Alyse) Broadnax, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; one sister Valerie C. (husband Robert) White of Denver, CO; and two grandchildren, Avery and Campbell Brown of Dallas, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road Carlisle, PA 17013. Burial will follow at Waggoners United Methodist Church Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory to defray the costs of Vanessa’s funeral service.

To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

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Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Friday, April 14, 2023

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Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Waggoner's United Methodist Church Cemetery

, Carlisle, PA 17013

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