1951 - 2023
Date of Death: June 24, 2023
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Taylor Family. Veronica's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Veronica Taylor.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Veronica Taylor, known as “sister,” by her family and “aunt Ronnie” by her many nieces and nephews, was a gift from God born June 17, 1951 in Fort Smith, Ar. Born to the late Florence Katherine Taylor and Herman Brown. She fulfilled her servantly duties here on earth touching countless lives during her journey along the way and was called home to our precious lord June 24, 2023. She was preceded in death by her 3 brothers Joe and Terry Taylor, and Herman Walls Jr, all of Ft. Smith Ar. Veronica received her early education in the Chicago school district, and later returned home to Ft Smith where she attended and graduated from Northside Highschool. (Go Grizzlies!) where she was a cheerleader and also played basketball. Veronica was quite the athlete and a sight for sore eyes as told by many of her classmates. Veronica was the mother of 2 children, Brian Taylor born to Michael Triplett and Danielle Warren born to the late Eddie Gordon Jr. all of Ft. Smith, Ar. Veronica was a very spiritual woman, devoting her life to serving her lord and savior spreading the Holy Word to all that needed the holy spirit in their lives. She attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of the choir, worked as a Sunday school teacher, and provided many other church services as a member of the church. God later placed it on her heart to leave Mt. Moriah after years of devoted service and led her to Unity Missionary Baptist Church, which she was a member till she was called home. The Unity family welcomed her with open arms Veronica faithfully provided her spiritual services once again becoming a member of the choir and also joining the Woman’s Missionary Club. Veronica had a caring, giving spirit and was always checking on family and friends, devoting her time to running errands for those who were homebound or didn’t have transportation. She also loved to just sit and spend time with her family to just talk about anything, or just pick up the phone and call to say “I’m just checking on you” in that tone that only Veronica had! Veronica enjoyed helping others so much that she decided to make a career in healthcare. She worked as a home health aide for many years before taking a job at Sparks hospital (now known as Baptist) working as a patient care technician. She became friends with a countless number of her co-workers and touched many patients’ lives before retiring from a fulfilling career. I know that those who were blessed to work with my mother at Sparks have some stories to tell about Ms. Veronica! My mom wasn’t one to hold back her words, and if she wanted you to know something, please believe…you would be the first to know! Veronica was a 1 of a kind woman with a fiery spirit to match, who you will only meet once in a lifetime. I can’t complete mom’s celebration of life without tribute without mentioning her best friend. Mom was the proud owner of a dog she named Buster, who was a constant and devoted companion in her life for 18 years and went everywhere with her. She was his human, and he was her best friend. I know that she is smiling from ear to ear now that they are together again. Veronica will forever be cherished and remembered by her two children; Brian and Danielle, her two brothers Benny Taylor and Michael Walls, 3 sisters; Sheila Hall, Ann Walls, and Dannie Brown, 3 grandchildren; Chanel, Alex, and Destiny Warren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends to numerous to count. Don’t you worry about us momma. You fulfilled the servantly duties that you were sent here to do as a Child of God, and touched so many people’s lives who were blessed to have crossed paths with you during your journey. The mark you have left in this world and the memories that we made together as a family will forever be in our hearts and souls. We take comfort knowing that you will feel no more pain and frustration knowing that your earthly body had started to fail, no longer allowing you to live life to it’s fullest as you had always done. So, before your spirit was broken, God said “come home my child, your work here is done”. You earned your wings momma and gained your rightful place in heaven and will now have eternal peace. SO REST EASY MY SWEET MOTHER UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. WE LOVE YOU!
Celebration of life service will be Thursday; July 6, 2023; 11:00a.m. Unity Missionary Baptist Church – 1301 North 13th Street – Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Walk-thru will be Wednesday; July 5, 2023; 10-6 p.m., Rowell-Parish Mortuary – 611 North 9th Street; Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Burial and final resting place will be Oak Cemetery 1401 S Greenwood, Fort Smith.