February 3, 1960 ~ June 27, 2020
Vanessa Bernice Antwine was born on February 3, 1960 in Houston, Texas to George Erwin and Marion Boatwright. She was adopted at an early age by Fernando & Bernice Taylor of San Antonio, Texas.
She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Emerson Junior High School in San Antonio, Texas. She was a 1976 graduate of Fox Tech High School and went on to attend San Antonio College and Southwest Texas State University.
On April 24, 1977 she was initiated into Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Eight Elegant Ebonies embraced sisterhood. She transferred into Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and served on the Economic Legacy, Global Impact, Mahogany Brain Challenge boards.
Vanessa graduated from Prairie View A & M University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She obtained a Master's Degree in Education (Reading & Literacy) from Prairie View A & M University in 1984.
Vanessa married her college sweetheart Adam G. “Pete” Antwine on June 6, 1981. She created a life in San Antonio, Texas as a devoted Educator and loving Mother of three children; her daughters Alexis Tennessee and Arielle Antwine, and her son Adam Antwine II.
As an Elementary Educator, Vanessa’s career spanned 35 years; teaching in Edgewood Independent School District (ISD), San Antonio ISD, Northside ISD, and Northeast ISD in San Antonio, Texas where she retired in May of 2014.She also taught for 2 years in the Prince William County schools in Manassas, Virginia.
Vanessa leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband of 39 years, Adam G. Antwine; her daughters Alexis Tennessee (Francois) of Dallas, TX and Arielle Antwine of Chicago, Illinois; her son Adam Antwine II of San Antonio, Texas; her sisters Sandra Polk (Alvin) of Houston, Texas, and Wynell Coleman (Charles) of Corpus Christi, Texas; her brothers Dwight Martin (Mae) and Calvin Martin of Corpus Christi, Texas; her three grandchildren, Langston Holmes, Phoenix and Phara Tennessee and other relatives and friends. Vanessa will be deeply missed but never forgotten by all who knew and loved her.
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