Nicole Rene Walden, 38, of Raytown Missouri passed away August 22, 2021, at home. A Celebratory of Life will be held with family members/close friends by invitation only due to Covid restrictions & family wishes. In lieu of flowers, cards, gifts, etc. a GoFundMe account was set up for her remaining children’s college funds. https://gofund.me/9adaff9d Nicole was originally born in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The oldest sibling of four children. A mother to Veronica Rene 17 and Donavyn Lukas 12 whom she loved more than anything. She went to North Kansas City High School and played sports which included soccer, track & cheerleading. She went to hair school and cut hair for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger, made friends wherever she went, and loved being the center of attention. Her smile and laughter were contagious. Her sense of humor was extremely funny, and she had an “I don’t care what people think” attitude. She valued her appearance; her hair and makeup were always perfect, and nails were always done. She was beautiful inside and out. She was very smart and someone you could always go to for advice. Even in her darkest days, she was always there for everyone else. Survivors include her husband – John Walden, mother – Julie Johnson, stepfather – John Johnson, daughter – Veronica Leon, son – Donavyn Gibson, brother – Kenneth Felicione, sister – Angela Fosberg, sister – Gabrielle Sola, and grandmother – Bonnie Mills.