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Veronica Anne Martin, 48, of Kansas City, MO passed away February 11, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 3pm, Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, MO 64133. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 2pm.
Veronica was born May 8, 1974. Veronica grew up in Raytown, Missouri and was the 7th born of 11 children. Growing up, Veronica enjoyed playing with neighborhood friends, family get-togethers and listening to her favorite country music. She was a devoted single mother to her two children, Christopher and Lilianne and made raising them her main focus and greatest legacy.
She was preceded in death by: mother, Susan Gurera; father, Carl Gurera; and two sisters, Anne and Elizabeth Gurera.
Survivors include: son, Christopher Gurera; daughter, Lilianne Martin; sisters and brothers, Joe and Pam Gurera, Nancy and Frank Perusich, Paul and Karen Gurera, Mark and Kristina Gurera, William and Kelly Gurera, Angela and Val Weaver, Mary Gurera, Sarah and Homer Shay; 17 nieces and nephews; and 6 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family in support of Veronica’s daughter, Lili. (Venmo @Chris-Gurera)
Mary (Gurera) Beste says
I am so very sorry for the loss of Veronica. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the services. Please know my heart is with you all at this sad time and I will keep you in my prayers.
I am very thankful to have had such a loving, bright, heart felt person in my life growing up. You made the grey days so sunny and yellow. I love you more than any kind of words I can type or physically speak. God needed you more than this earth did and im beyond blessed I got to spend everyday with you.
Danielle Brooks says
My sweet sister/bestie! I know you’re looking down and seeing us okay! You are the sister I loved waking up to everyday happy and smiling as you always have! You had a heart like no one I’ve ever known and your spirit so infectious! You helped everyone see the good in the bad and reminded everyone if
It wasn’t right it wasn’t Christian and we wouldn’t be blessed! Your goofy jokes and your smile will greatly be missed as well as your amazing hugs! I love you soo very much Ronnie and I know you’re dancing in heaven where you were needed most! Until we meet again, I love you to the moon and back sis xoxo?????
Lilianne Martin says
Dear mom i will always miss you i love you and pray with you every single night I will be the best I can be in school I hope you see my aunt Elizabeth and all the people who you will go to heaven with with Jesus I love you so much love you love your daughter lilianne Martin
Mulexis Hankins says
I could write a book on so much Ms. V you are a loving caring person you was the only person I knew with such a big heart always thought about others .. You was there when I needed to talk always told me about the word of God gave me knowledge help me mentally when I was not feeling my self always told me to be patient. God has a plan for everybody. I love you so so so so so much and I miss you so so so so so so much .. You meant so much to me ms.v .. I love you and Lilly so much ?? You will always have a place in my heart and life .. I always called you my guardian angel bc I felt like you knew I would be okay when I didn’t know what life would bring me .. You really stamped my heart ?? I love you miss. v … Love Lexi Pooh ????
Steve And Dona Fulton says
To all my beloved cousins, Christopher, and Lilianne, We are so very sorry for the the loss of your sister and mother! This is truly a cause for sadness and grief. But knowing that she is with Jesus brings the hope of knowing we will see her again and that Veronica is in the very best place, forever in His arms. Know that you are all in our thoughts, prayers, and love goes out to you at this time.
Steve and Dona
Joseph & JoMarie Malicoat says
Although we are not able to attend the services our thoughts and prayers are with the family left behind. I have so many fond memories or Veronica, her sisters and cousins playing with one another as children. I know she is smiling down from heaven and now has eternal happiness as she is reunited with Christ and all her loved ones that have gone before
James R. Martin says
Sorry for the loss of my daughters mom ,my condolences to the Gurera family, love you Lili I’ll always be here for you .
Persyda Trevino says
Oh, Miss Veronica..
I don’t even know how, and where to start. I’m sorry.
I am so thankful for all the times that we have worked together. I have never had better conversations with anyone so early in the morning! I always appreciated your positivity towards any situation that came your way. Every time I visited you, you were always so cheerful. I don’t think that I have ever seen you in a bad mood. You were a true positive influence that radiated onto others.
I thank you for always checking on my kids and family, and speaking of them like they were yours. I will always consider you a good friend of mine.
My heart hurts for your two children. You loved Lili, and your son so deeply, and I hope they never forget that.
I am so sorry that you had to leave this earth so soon, but just know that you impacted everyone so greatly.
You will always be close to my heart.
Carol Jones says
My heartfelt sympathy to all of Veronica’s family. I was sadden to hear of her passing, when I talked to her two weeks ago I didn’t know that it was my last chance to talk to her & tell her I Love her. Veronica was a wonderful Christian mother to Chris & Lillie Ann & raised them in the Christian faith. I know she is now reunited in heaven with all of her family that have gone on before as well as my son Jason. Lille Ann will always have a family as long as she has me. Lillie Ann if you ever want to talk I am always here for you. My phone number should be found in your mother’s phone & I left you a message on Tuesday. You are loved and a valuable member of our family. Love & prayers Aunt Carol
Rick Evans says
Lillie Ann (peanut) I am so sorry for your loss of your mother at such an early age in your life. I wanted you to know that I am sorry that we haven’t been closer, but your Aunt Joan & I will always be here for you. You, as well as all of my nieces and nephews, are deeply loved. I have been keeping up with you through your dad. We all Love you very much Uncle Rick.