Angie (I’m not going to tell her middle name which she wasn’t fond of) was my cousin. My sister and I were raised with her and her family most of our life, off and on since we were little children. So she feels more like a sister to me and my sister than a cousin. She was such an elegant lady. She had the gift of hospitality and was always helping her Mom, her daughter Kayla, and her husband Bob, or Robert as she began calling him a few years ago. She was always helping everyone and I guess that’s why she chose the career she chose and then went on to purchase Savannah’s Florist in Grand Bay, AL. after working there for many many years.
Angie passed away Friday Sept. 25th. We all know where she is and that it’s a much better place than we’re in. But it is still going to be so hard to do. It has just hit me this evening that she is really gone and I have cried and cried. We all just knew she was going to pull through her double pneumonia they said she had at the hospital. She wasn’t but 47 years of age and such full of life. It’s still hard to believe she is gone. We’re all still in shock!
The last time we saw her was a couple months back. We had went to her Mom’s, our Aunt to see them and her back was bothering her when she got off work so she wasn’t coming home from AL. She called and said her back was hurting so she wasn’t going to come. So after we all ate, we all decided to go to her and were going to take her and Bob some dinner. So we all loaded up in two cars and went to Grand Bay to see her and to surprise her. Surprise her we did. ;) There was like 8 of us altogether and when she saw us all she fell out laughing. We sat and chatted with them for a little while and even though her back was hurting she sat there and laughed and listened to us all talk.
When we were little kids they lived in a place that had a porch on the front of the house. It was the full width of the house and was fairly wide as well. We were playing around out there one day and one of her brothers was out there with us. I don’t know which one of us got the idea but we rolled his hair. He was younger than she was. He had a head full of hair to. She had 6 brothers and sisters. This ones name was Ben but we all called him Bee Beep. I don’t recall why we called him that, maybe because one of the children couldn’t say his name. ???? Anyway so we roll Bee Beeps red hair and he had a head full of rollers when we got finished. We had him all dolled up and we really had a blast doing it. We were laughing our heads off. Even Bee Beep was laughing. LOL BUT he doesn’t laugh now when we discuss it. ;) He’s like, let’s don’t go there! He sure did turn out to be a cute little guy to, even though we did roll his hair. ;) Sorry Ben! :)
Angie was truly a Proverbs 31 lady! She was a very classy lady indeed! I dearly love the way she had her hair styled for the past few years. My sister has a really good pic of her on her phone she took when we went to see her a couple months back. I want to put that pic on here when I get it from her.
We’re going to have to say our good-byes to her on Tuesday and it’s not going to be easy at all. In fact I dread it so bad and couldn’t relax to go to sleep tonight. I thought maybe if I put my thoughts down on my blog it might help me a little bit. I have prayed for the family, and have prayed for strength to get through this. I have prayed for poor Kaila who wont have her Mom that she is so close to anymore. My heart aches for her and her Mom, my Aunt Liller Mae. Angie lived next door to her Mom and she will miss her sooooo bad! Angie always called Kaila (her daughter) every night to check on them to make sure they were alright and were ready for bed. I am just SO GLAD Kaila has a husband and a daughter as well to help her get through this. It wont be the same as her Mom, but it will help.
Her brothers and sisters names are:
Nathan, Ben, Joseph, Jerry, Mitchell, Christie,
And like I said, we felt like we were also their sisters, Elaine and Rose.
Angie we all miss you already!!!! We love you!
Angie (Loper) Kitchens- September 8, 1962- September 25, 2009.
Thank you Susan and Tammy!!!! And thank ALL of you for your prayers!!! I surely felt them big time!!!!