In Loving Memory Jenessa Irene Souza September 28, 1997- June 25, 2017

Jenessa Irene Souza, 19, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in an automobile accident. Jenessa is the daughter of David Souza and Patti (Rachels) Duval.
Our daughter had the sweetest and purest heart. Her smile lit up every room she walked into. Jenessa touched every life in such a special way with her strong, caring, and loving personality. With her selfless nature, she was always willing to help and take care of others.
A graduate of Los Banos High School Class of 2015, Jenessa was taking classes at Merced College with aspirations of one day becoming an elementary school teacher. She was employed at Home Depot in Los Banos where she was regarded as an excellent employee by her supervisors, and cherished by her fellow co-workers.
She had a special place in her heart for anmals, and every dog (floofies) she saw.
She is survived by her parents; David Souza of Los Banos, Patricia Duval and husband Mike of Morgan Hill; brothers Jeremy and Jared Souza of Los Banos; grandmothers Donna Souza and Kathy Lemstra; and by the love of her life (fiance) Brandon Lippert of Los Banos; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life was held at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos, 1840 S. Center Avenue, Saturday July 1st, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. by sharing photos and viewing special videos that the family had prepared. The family asked others to bring favorite photos or mementos to also share.
At 7 p.m. Jenessa’s youth pastor shared words of inspiration from our Lord. Services were to conclude at sunset with a closing song and prayer.
It was requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Animal Friends Rescue Project in Pacific Grove, California 93950, contact their website: animalfriendsrescue.org or call 831-333-0722.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Jenessa.