Veronica “Roni” Jean Austin Smith, 46, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born Feb. 4, 1975, in Chicago, to Linda Sandlin Austin and raised in Scott County were she resided almost all of her life. She was a 1983 graduate of Scottsburg High School and married David Wayne Smith in 1997 and they had three daughters. She worked at the Walmart Distribution Center in Seymour for 10 years driving a fork lift until her health led to her being on disability. She enjoyed art — especially painting — taking care of her dog, watching television and spending time with friends.

Survivors include her mother; her daughters, Alysa Leigh Smith of Henryville, Indiana, Nicole Cynthia Smith of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Smith of Scottsburg; her brother, Jody Austin of Scottsburg; her sister, Dione Jewell of Kentucky; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nine years on Oct. 20, 2006.

Funeral services will at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin, Indiana. Visitation is noon until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veronica Smith Remembrance Fund through the funeral home. Online condolences,