Now her family and friends are making an emotional plea to find the driver who killed this beloved woman.
"The ability to love. Her high regard for friendship. Her intelligence and her striking beauty," her brother Andrew said as he described some of the qualities that he most admired about his big sister, Natalie.
She was killed just ten days ago by a still unidentified hit and run driver.
"We cannot stop until we find out who took her from us," said Jessica Flores.
Family and friends gathered in Natalie's apartment on Wednesday to pack up her belongings and share cherished memories of happier times.
"If you ever met her, if you ever saw her smile, it just brought you to her. You needed to be her friend," adds Flores.
Natalie was crossing the street near the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and Bay Ridge Parkway around 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 7th, when a white, four-door sedan hit and killed her and just kept on going.
"If the person could have stopped and just been with her in her last moments, that would have given me a lot of peace," adds her brother.
But until the driver responsible is brought to justice, those who love Natalie fear even her spirit won't rest in peace.