January 24, 1955 – November 27, 2021
Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandma, and Friend, Veronica Cregut, of Ruston, Louisiana, formerly of Santa Ana, California, passed away on November 27, 2021, at Intensive Specialty Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born to parents Lupe and Jess Hernandez on January 24, 1955, in Santa Ana, California. Veronica graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1973. She worked in education while in California and for the Grambling State University System for 30+ years. She was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Veronica was married to James (Jim) in 1973 and they lived together in Santa Ana before relocating as a family to Ruston in 1992. Veronica is survived by her loving husband Jim, treasured mother Lupe; siblings Carl (Linder) Hernandez; Cecil (Tim) Werdel; Monica Hernandez; and Joe (Marisa) Hernandez; children James Cregut, Heather Cregut, Justin (Katy) Cregut and Gwenn (Chris) Hall. She was an amazing grandma to Kylie, Brody & Nicholas Hall, and Hudson & Carmen Cregut. She is proceeded in death by her beloved father Jess, brothers Jesse and Pat, and grandson Christopher Hall.
From West Coast to the South, Veronica was a much-loved second mom to countless friends of the family. She was generous with her love, time, and resources which touched so many, no matter the circumstances; often giving without recognition. Veronica was warm, loving, and a ton of fun with a smile that delivered sunshine wherever she went. She was also tough and a fierce Momma Bear who was tremendously proud of her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, and she has left nothing but beautiful memories which will be forever cherished.
Veronica will be laid to rest at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Vixen, Louisiana, near her grandson Christopher, following a Funeral Mass on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, Louisiana. Visitation will be prior to the Funeral Mass from 1-2 PM at the church.
“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”
Saint Padre Pio