E. Vanessa Barajas
Date of Death: January 1, 1900
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E. Vanessa Barajas, 23, of Lafayette, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Indiana University Health Arnett. She was born Sept. 2, 1987, in Brownsville, Texas, the daughter of Evangelina Gomez of Lafayette and the late Cipriano Barajas. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 2006 and attended IUPUI and Ivy Tech. She was a…

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Deanna Powers left a message on March 24, 2011:
I did not know Vanessa personally, but I work at St. Vincent in Indy and I am her sister in faith. I just wanted to express my sincere condolences to the family and reaffirm that soon God has promised that soondeath will be no more. However, until that time, Jehovah has promised to be a God of comfort and to be with us during all of our tribulations. May you all take comfort in him and have faith in all of his promises. Agape&
Elizabeth Matatall left a message on March 22, 2011:
Vanessa and I were in marching band together. Her sophomore year of high school, I was her section leader and drum major. I remember one day during the second week of band camp when she was a freshman. A lot of the other girls in the flute line were still struggling to get the hang of everything, and Vanessa (even though she was a freshman herself) stepped up during practice in an effort to help out everyone else. Vanessa was a hard worker, but more importantly, she had a great attitude. I could always count on her larger-than-life smile and her contagious laughter. She always, and I mean always, put everyone in a wonderful mood.

Vanessa was like a light in the dark. No matter who you were or how your day was going, she would always brighten it up. Whether it was with a funny story or her incredible optimism, she constantly made a positive impact on those around her.

I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart ached when I heard the news. Though Vanessa and I didn&t remain in touch after high school, I always remembered her fondly. Vanessa was an absolutely wonderful ray of sunshine. The world will be a little bit darker without her, but Heaven will be a little bit brighter.
beka christopher left a message on March 21, 2011:
Oh wow... i cant believe vanessa is gone... she was the most sweetest person i knew in high school... she will be dearly missed... My thoughts and condolences go out to the family....
Carlos Roberts left a message on March 21, 2011:
Ms Gomez sorry for your loss. I only got to meet you one time in Indianapolis and it was at St Vincent hospital. I am friends with Vanessa and many of the friends in different spanish congregations. So I would get to see her quite often. I tried to keep in contact as best as possible. She is a very beautiful woman inside and out. She will be deeply missed. The turnout for her funeral service definitely showed how many lives she touched. Glad I got to make it at least to the funeral service and give you a hug. I know at times like these there isnt much to say execpt to be supportive by a hug and by our presence. Once again sorry for your loss. We&ll get to see Vanessa in the future :) Right now she is just resting. Thank goodness for that hope!
Kayla Riley (Holmes) left a message on March 20, 2011:
Vanessa and I went to elementry school together, middle school, and high school, we were in band. I can&t believe she is gone just like that she looked really good 5 months ago when i saw her. I will miss you very much. I will pray for the Barajas family, my condolences to the family.
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Louis A. Sandos left a message on March 19, 2011:
Dear Family of Vanessa:

Thank you for the witness which you gave us through the words of I Peter in Vanessa&s obituary! I am privileged to have been a colleague of hers at St. Vincent-Frankfort. She was always ready with a warm smile and reaching out to those around her with her positive attitude. Her absence will leave a big empty spot in our world!

May God bless you!

Louis Sandos
Carrie Salazar left a message on March 19, 2011:
I did not know Vanessa real well, but I knew her well enough to know that not only was she beautiful on the outside but she was beautiful on the inside. Every time I saw her she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. Rest in peace.
Rocio Gutierrez-Familia left a message on March 19, 2011:
Queridos hermanos;
Qué tranquilizador es saber que Jehov desea que acabemos la carrera triunfalmente! Con firme determinacin, ?corramos con aguante la carrera que est puesta delante de nosotros?, con la plena seguridad de que ?al debido tiempo segaremos si no nos cansamos? (Hebreos 12:1; Glatas 6:9).

Ademas, !nos consuela saber que todas las angustias que sufrimos son temporales! Pero hasta que sean eliminadas, nuestro amoroso Padre, Jehov, vela por nosotros mientras aguardamos el fin del sufrimiento humano. Si acudimos a él por amparo, ser una ?altura segura en tiempos de angustia? (Salmo 9:9).

Con el apoyo de Jehova, es posible aguantar cualquier dificultad. Por consiguiente, pdanle a Jehova que les ayude a hacer Su voluntad y tmelo en cuenta en sus planes. Si as lo hacen, puede tener la seguridad de que recibirn la bendicin y el apoyo divinos mientras espera con aguante el da de Jehov.

""Feliz es el hombre que sigue aguantando la prueba, porque al llegar a ser aprobado recibir la corona de la vida, que Jehov prometi a los que continan amndolo"" (Santiago 1:12)

Fuimos amigos de su querida Hija Vanessa, la llegamos a querer y apreciar, ella tiene tantas cualidades que nunca terminaramos de enumerarlas, solo les podemos decir que siempre estar en nuestro corazn y ustedes en en nuestras oraciones. Con carino y amor sus Hermanos en La fe: Fam. Gutierrez





Maricelis(Marcy)Fonfrias left a message on March 18, 2011:
Everybody who knew Vanessa loved her. She always had a beautiful smile and she
was so happy. She used to come to my office to talk and hang out... I always saw her as another daughter. I still remember everytime she came and will say Marcy!!!!!! Como estas? Dear Vanessa you will always be in my heart!!! You are beautiful inside and out, your energy was so contagious that you made everybody around you happy! I will always love you, your loved ones are on my thoughts and prayers.I know I&ll see you again! God bless you my child!
Lizbeth Wiggins left a message on March 18, 2011:
We will miss her sweetness and beautiful smile. I can&t imagine what your family is going through but please know we loved your sister your daughter and our love and thoughts are with you now.
Lindsey Mahoney left a message on March 18, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear about Vanessa. I wish I would have known she was sick. I would have been by her side. We were good friends in Marching Band and shared rooms in New York and Hawaii. She was a GREAT person and will be greatly missed.

Lindsey
Brenda Melville left a message on March 18, 2011:
I am so, so sorry to hear of Vanessa&s passing. I&m Amanda Melville&s mom and I clearly remember Vanessa and her beautiful smile. I can&t imagine the pain of losing a daughter / sister at such a young age. The family will be in my prayers for peace and understanding. God bless you all.

Brenda
Jeanette Gomez left a message on March 18, 2011:
In times like these, there are no words to say of the feelings that we all have inside. But the only one thing I can say is that Vanessa was a faithful servant to our Jehovah God. Jehovah will never forget her and will reward her faithfulness soon. That day is close, closer than we can imagine, and soon, we will welcome her back. For now, we can return all the love and devotion to Vanessa by doing exactly what she did: stay &Firm and Faithful&.
And soon we will be great expectators of the wonderful promise that is described in Revelation 21:3,4, ""Death will be no more"". Vanessa&s faith has inspire a whole community - her faith by action says more than just words.


We love Vanessa dearly and we will work with enthusiasm to welcome her back in the New System ruled by Jesus Christ and Jehovah God that is near and closer than ever. (soon to come)
Celeste (harnick) Edwards left a message on March 18, 2011:
I&m so very sorry about this loss. She was such a special student to me. I&m so very thankful that I was able to visit with her Tuesday. I will cherish that forever. What a huge bundle of joy she brought into everyone&s life that knew her. She was the first person to ever call my husband Paul, ""Mr. Clean"". They had so much fun teasing each other. I feel like she was ""my girl"" having had her from 5th grade through high school. She will absolutely always be a part of my life.
Michelle Akard left a message on March 18, 2011:
I am Michelle Akard from St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. I am so sorry that I will be out of town and unable to attend the funeral. Vanessa was a wonderful person and an excellent interpreter. She served our community and Hospital very well. I am sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers.
Megan left a message on March 18, 2011:
I am very sorry for your lost:( Vanessa was a very loving enegric person! I want you and your family to know that if you need anything don&t hesitate to lean on the friends ! We love you so much and wouldn&t want you to go through anything alone! We can&t wait for Jehovah to wipe out tears death and pain and for him to renew the person we are so we can hear everyone say I am not sick ! Until then keep throwing your burdens upon JEhovah because he cares for you !
Eric Mowery left a message on March 18, 2011:
I was so devastated when I received a phone call earlier about Vanessa&s passing. She and I went through high school at Lafayette Jeff together and were Drum Majors for the Marching Band. Vanessa was the most kind, friendly, and bubbly person I have met. Her smile was absolutely contagious and she always had a kind word for anyone. I can still remember her enthusiasm during the Marching Band season and how she was vital in our making State that year through her leadership and great attitude. I regret that I didn&t keep in touch with her after high school, but am happy for the wonderful memories I have of her. I am truly sorry for your loss and for the loss of such a wonderful young woman and friend. She will truly be missed.
Jennifer Archer (alcoa) left a message on March 18, 2011:
I want to send my deepest condolences to Eva, Lizda, and the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with strength to make it through this trying time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kay Mull left a message on March 18, 2011:
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Lori Aldridge left a message on March 18, 2011:
To the family of Vanessa,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet girl. She was a great friend to my daughter, Keiley, when they were in Marching Band at Jeff. I have great memories of them. She will suffer no more though you will. Remember God will always hold you in the palm of his hand. He will be your strength to get through this difficult time. We love you Vanessa and we will miss your smiling face sweetheart. Love you always, Lori Aldridge (Mother of Keiley Aldridge)
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