Veronica Canady Butler

June 17, 1954September 10, 2017

Veronica Canady Butler or Ronnie as she was affectionately referred to by family and friends, age 63 of Lake Mary, FL passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Ronnie graced this world with her illuminating presence on June 17, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia. Ronnie was educated in the Norfolk City Public school system and graduated from Norview High School in 1972. After graduation, Ronnie enlisted in the United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corp (WAC) where she received training and certifications as a Registered Nurse. Ronnie proudly served her country from 1974 to 1978. For the next 10 years Ronnie worked for several healthcare facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In 1989, Ronnie and Charlie relocated to Lake Mary Florida. In 1990, Ronnie began her career at Florida Hospital and 25 years later retired on December 31, 2015. Ronnie received her Bachelor of Science’s Degree in Nursing in 2010. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, dominoes, computer games, and spending time with family and friends. Veronica Canady married Charles Butler on November 5, 1977 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Chapel in Washington, DC. They were married for almost 40 years. Ronnie is survived by her husband Charles, her mother Catherine Hudson, her brother Stewart Canady and his wife Elaine, her youngest brother Winston R. Canady and his wife Alethea, and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ronnie was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Canady, her brother, Rudolph V, Canady and her sister Silvia Canady. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on September 22, 2017 at Nativity Catholic Church in Longwood. FL and on September 29, 2017 at Saint Aloysius Church in Leonardtown, MD. Visitation will be held at 11:00 AM and Father David Beaubien of St. Aloysius Church will be officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home in Sanford, FL and Brinsfield--Echols Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Reception

    Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 29, 2017


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Colony Canady

December 21, 2018

Aunt Ron-

Words can never express how much I love you and miss you. I couldn’t have asked God for a better aunt. I know you are no longer in pain, and in that, I find peace. I wish I could hug just once more. The days never get easier. You and Grandma take card of each other. Love you both!


Angela Sams

September 24, 2017

I love you auntie with all my heart. I will miss you deeply. You are and will always be a part of me. Love you always.

Angela Sams

September 24, 2017

I love you auntie with all my heart. I will miss you deeply. You are and will always be a part of me. Love you always.

Odessia & Rodney Joyner

September 22, 2017

God blessed us over abundantly by allowing us to know and love Ronnie Butler! She was a phenomenally wise woman, who could teach you, if you needed a tough lesson, or make you laugh, if you needed a good laugh. Ronnie will be sorely missed! Our hearts are hugging Charles ...tight!

Noreen Durham

September 21, 2017

My Aunt Ronnie was the life of the party. Her smile and laugh lit the room on fire.Love always Noreen

Connie & Joe Somerville

September 20, 2017

Ronnie was always the life of any event she attended. Her willingness to participate and help whenever needed will be missed. We are so sorry for the loss of the love of your life. May your special memories help to relieve your grief. We are here if you need us.

September 19, 2017

Ronnie, nobody could read my mind like you. We would look at each other and burst out with laughter. You taught me how to enjoy life. You taught me how to be a young lady. I thank you for that! You were always there for me. Although we were cousins, you were my big sister. We will see each other again. Until that time, I love you. RIP "Big Red"
Your Lol cuz, Charleen

G. Alexander

September 19, 2017

May your memories and moments shared together help heal the suffering you experience during this time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

September 19, 2017

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Memories of Veronica will forever be with us, locked deep within the storehouse of our souls. God's arms of welcome are waiting for you Veronica.
The Nellum Family
Norfolk, VA

Claudette Johnson

September 18, 2017

Birth is a gift to enjoy life on earth. Death is a privilege to be free from suffering. Losing someone we love is never easy. However, knowing that we have been able to be a part of the Ronnie's life, we realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in her life before she went to rest in eternal salvation.
Please accept our condolence to you her Mother and the rest of the family.

Claudette and family


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