I came to know Angela via email years before I actually met her. It was work-related communications, but as anyone who knew Angela is well aware of, there’s no such thing as having only a “work related” communication with her. Her notes were often filled with tons of “I love, love, love you’s,” and funny little lines of what was going on at the time. Angela had that personal touch that could add spice to otherwise routine work. When I had the privilege to meet her, it was like meeting an old friend I’d known for years.
When I think of Angela, I think of laughter, the kind that comes from deep inside and gets you rolling on the floor till you're crying, you’re laughing so hard. When I think of Angela, I think of affection, someone who, like a mother, went out of her way to comfort you, to make you feel loved. When I think of Angela, I think of dedication and loyalty. She was someone who loved the Lord and our Family, and boldly proclaimed it.
When I think of Angela, I think of a fighter. When I was discouraged, she encouraged me to let go of the things that were getting me down and to get up and keep going. When I think of Angela, I think of spontaneity, variety, excitement, and life! Her approach and attitude were full of such qualities that could bring sparkle and happiness to whatever was happening.
When I think of Angela, I think of practicality with a touch of the Bohemian. She was organized and efficient, but delightfully unconventional, adding a breath of fresh air to everyday life. When I think of Angela, I think of love, because she gave love—genuine, true, unselfish love in a personal way. I know, because I was a beneficiary of that love.
I will deeply miss Angela, my dear friend, sister in the Lord, and co-worker. I rejoice that she is with Jesus and her loved ones in Heaven. I’m thankful that I have the comfort of knowing she’s only a prayer away and still available to lend a helping hand when I need it. God bless you, sweet Angela. I love you, and thank you for the great blessing you were in my life.