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Veronica Ann Smith

October 22, 1961 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 60)



Veronica Ann Smith, 60 of Bloomington, IL passed away from this life at her home on Sunday May 22, 2022 surrounded by the love of her family

She was born October 22,1961 the daughter of Julius and Luvenia (Currie) Flagg Jr. in Centralia, IL. She married Tommie Smith on December 20, 1996 and they later separated.

Those left to cherish her loving memories include her beloved son Wayne (Sam Clasp) Flagg of Snellville, GA, daughter DaVenia Flagg of Centralia, IL 3 precious grandchildren Hezekiah and Kyla Flagg of Snellville, GA, and Aaliyah Killion of Centralia, IL.

Siblings Colleen (Rev. Val) Powe, Alba (Edward) Hill, Rev. Theresa Flagg and Julius C. (Gwenette) Flagg all of Centralia, IL and Gail Myers of Godfrey, IL, special niece, caregiver and second daughter Amanda Powe of Bloomington, IL and her “twin” as she would call her niece Diane Whitelow along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents Julius Flagg Jr. and Luvenia (Currie) Flagg, grandparents Samuel Currie and Luvenia (Thorpe) Currie and Julius & Edna (Coleman) Flagg.

Veronica gave her life to the Lord at an early age at Rick’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Centralia, IL. After living in Atlanta, GA she became a member of World Changers Church International where she gained knowledge of God and a greater understanding of His word.

Veronica worked as a CNA in the Centralia area where she shared her love and compassion for others.  She later worked as a hostess at Centralia Village, she would always greet each resident with a bright smile and a word of encouragement.  Ann as she was known to all never met a stranger, she loved people and it was evident to everyone who came in contact with her. She loved to cook and she would bake the most delicious sweets, for her family, friends and customers, her lemon squares were legendary and her creativity was something to be admired she would make Christmas wreaths and other items for her children and grandchildren to enjoy.

Ann had a love for music and dancing and at every family gathering, you would see her with that hand moving on the dance floor. She had a great sense of humor and she loved making others laugh, even as her illness progressed, she never lost her way of bringing laughter to a room. Ann loved her family, but most of all she loved God.

Veronica Ann will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.  Her legacy of faith, hope and love will uplift and be the continuing force in the lives of those who loved her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday June 11, 2022 at the Rick’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Centralia with Rev. Rev. Val Powe officiating, Rev. Delmar Lytle eulogist. Friends are welcome to a visitation from 5:00 p. m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia and 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Rick’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Centralia.

The family has requested that masks be worn for both the celebration of life service and at the visitation.

Memorials may be made in Veronica’s honor to the National Transplant Foundation. Online condolences and memories of Veronica may be shared with the family by visiting  and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

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June 10, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
234 S. Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801

Celebration of Life
June 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Ricks Chapel AME Zion Church
438 N Poplar
Centralia, IL 62801

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