Vanessa Louis Ellis Chavez, 42, of Amarillo, TX passed away December 14, 2023.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Power Church with Pastor Manny De Los Santos officiating. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Vanessa was born July 12, 1981, in Tulia, TX to Modesto and Adela Ellis. She attended Springlake Earth High School and graduated in 1999 thereafter, obtained her associate degree in photography at Amarillo College. She worked for Atmos Energy as a dispatcher for many years.
Vanessa married her best friend, one and only Fidel Chavez, in 2017, where they started a new beginning together filled with traveling to see the world making endless memories.
Vanessa’s hobbies were singing, dancing, shopping, and watching her favorite football teams the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. Oh, and don’t forget she had to have her Starbucks drink. Wherever she went Vanessa was the life of the party and there wasn’t anyone who could stop her from singing Como La Flor by Selena wherever she was. Her heart was full of joy and love. She was unstoppable, there was no thing such as a limit.
We are blessed with the beautiful memories we had with her. There will never be another Vanessa.
She is preceded in death by her niece Yvette Nicole Ellis and great nephew Justin Robert Barron Jr.
She is survived by her husband Fidel Chavez; her parents Adela and Jay Livingston and Modesto Ellis; her sisters Veronica Martinez and Valarie Spencer; her nieces Ashley Mireles and A’Liesha Avila; her nephews Nicholas Ellis, Justin Barron, Albert Velasquez and Eastyn Velasquez; great-nieces A’Nylah Garcia, Yliana Barron, and Amora Sasueda; great nephews David Diaz, DeVaughn Melendez and Jaystin Barron; as well as many loved family and friends.