Veronica Ann (Reid) Ross

September 7, 1963 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Veronica Ross Obituary

The Celebration of Life Service for Ms. Ross will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.



Veronica Ann Reid Ross was born in Durham, North Carolina on September 7, 1963 to Bayrouth and Doris Reid. She spent most of her life in Durham, where she was raised, but also lived in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Orlando, Florida.

 “A mother holds her children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” Veronica loved her children more than life itself. Children Justina Demeria Ross (the strong one) and Phillip; Samuel Elijah Ross (the protector); and Garrick Demontaè Ross (the fighter). She also had one grandchild, Sam’s son Kayden Elijah Ross.

Veronica attended Hillside High School in Durham but didn’t graduate. She was determined to get her GED and went back to work on it at Durham Technical Community College. The thought of getting her diploma and making her children proud made her very happy.

Veronica was a very hard worker. She had many jobs over the years and loved to work. She was a budding writer who enjoyed writing poetry. She enjoyed watching TV, especially court shows. She was the kind of person who left an impact on everyone, multifaceted and full of life. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh and feel good. She was a great friend. Someone called her a “firecracker” and a beautiful soul of joy. She was hooked on TikTok and spent hours scrolling and sharing her favorites with others.

Most important to Veronica was her faith in God. She joined White Rock Baptist Church in 2012 and was a faithful member until her death. She loved her Pastor and her church family. Veronica took seriously her responsibility as a Christian to share her faith with others and bring them to church. If there was an award for evangelizing and bringing others to Christ, she would definitely be awarded first place.

Veronica peacefully entered her eternal rest at Hock Family Pavillion in Durham on November 11, 2022 with loving church members by her side. In addition to her children, the following loved ones are left to cherish her precious memory: brother James “Uncle Scoop” Reid and his wife Dwanella Jones; nieces/nephews Toccara Jones-Reid, Jada Jones-Reid, Antoine Jones-Reid, Antavia Jones-Reid, Cedric Jones-Reid, Ta’Jayshia Jones-Reid, all of Durham; Uncle Randy Reid and his wife Vertie Pringle-Reid of New Jersey; cousin Demerian Morgan of Orlando, Florida; and devoted friends James Lewis of Henderson, Curtis Murphy, Rev. Regina Mitchell, Eloise Jordan, Delores Shirley, and best friend Gwendolyn Gordon, all of Durham, and a host of friends.

V-Valued life, people, and her church

E-Each day was precious to her

R-Reached out to bring others to Christ

O-Owned her personal struggles and strengths

N-Never met a stranger

I-Identified Christ as her savior

C-Credited White Rock for its influence on her life

A-Always willing and eager to learn

(Written by Ms. Helen Featherson)


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November 15, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

November 16, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
White Rock Baptist Church
3400 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Celebration of Life
November 16, 2022

12:00 PM
White Rock Baptist Church
3400 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707


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