Vanessa Ebbelene Cottrell was born December 14, 1964 to Marchmond and Lillie Cook Cottrell. She completed her high school education by earning her GED and spent the next
several years moving all over the southeastern United States before settling in Crump,
TN. where she remained for the next 15 years. Eventually she met and married James Paul Crites. Vanessa worked as a waitress all of her life, beginning at River Heights Restaurant in Crump, TN, followed by ten years at the Golden Dragon in Savannah.
Vanessa Ebbelene Cottrell Crites left this world on July 27, 2014 at the age of 49.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home in Leitchfield, KY. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery.
Visitation: Friends may call at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014
after 11:00 AM CDT until time of service.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lillie Cook Cottrell.
Vanessa Ebbelene Cottrell Crites is survived by her husband, James, of Crump, TN., her sons, Kenneth Ray Martin, II of Fort Campbell, KY., Arick Matthew Martin of Vicksburg, MS.
Johnathan James Crites of Crump, TN., and Christopher Lee Martin also of Crump, TN., her father Marchmond Cottrell of Big Clifty, KY., three granddaughters, Zoey Jane Martin, Arianna Danielle Martin and Lillie Paige Martin, and two grandsons, Collyn Ray Martin and Kindle Lee Martin.