Veronica Batson D'Angelo, 42, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Fairview, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2016), at her residence.
Veronica was born Nov. 18, 1974, in Fairmont, daughter of Eugene and Jeanette (Stalnaker) Whipkey of Fairview.
Veronica was a graduate of North Marion High School. She was the lead singer and percussionist for the Smokin' Gun Band and was known as the "Little Drummer Girl." She was president of the Mason Dixon Off-Road Jeep Club.
Veronica promoted breast cancer awareness throughout Western Pennsylvania. In doing so, she operated a Jeep known as the "Pink Beast" to help bring attention to her cause.
Veronica was an avid equestrian, participating in barrel racing. In her younger days, she was a drag racing enthusiast. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool.
Veronica's presence lit a room. She was a very beautiful woman, inside and out, a mother, daughter and best friend to those close to her. She was always in the public eye, and was well known for her many wonderful talents. Veronica was a free spirit; she lived her life the way she chose, and nobody could tell her otherwise. She did this in ways most could only dream to.
In addition to her parents, she was survived by her husband, Gary D'Angelo of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; her son, Austin Kiger of Blacksville; a brother, Paul Batson and wife Marcia of McCurdysville Pike; a sister, Welcome Batson of Winchester, Virginia; her mother-in-law, Mary D'Angelo of McDonald, Pennsylvania; a nephew, Forrest Stiles; and two nieces, Hunter and Autumn Batson.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Harry and Esther Stalnaker; her paternal grandparents, Eugene and Bertha Whipkey; and her father-in-law, Ben D'Angelo.
Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Domico Funeral Home, Curry Chapel, 100 Grant St., Fairview. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Randy Vincent officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on December 16, 2016