Vanessa Marie LaPaglia, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Vanessa was born on Aug. 23, 1972 in Memphis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Will Mack, USN. Vanessa is survived by her parents, Gerald and Susan Mack, of South Pittsburg. Also surviving are her grandparents, Bill and Marie Steelman, of Nashville, Tenn.; and her uncle, Jim and aunt, Patti Steelman, of Birmingham, Ala., and her uncle, Edward and aunt, Brenda Steelman, of Lansing, Mich. Vanessa is also survived by her half sister, Dena Brackett, of Waleska, Ga.; and her two nieces. To honor Vanessas wishes she will be cremated and her memory will be cherished without a funeral service. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Holly Avenue United Methodist Church in Vanessas memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.rogersfuneralhome.com.