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Angela Maria Wood

August 11, 1962 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Life and Times

In the grand tapestry of life, some people stand out as vibrant threads that weave a legacy of love, generosity, and selflessness. Angela Maria Wood Stanyard, known affectionately as Angela, was one such radiant thread. Born on August 11, 1962, in East Orange, New Jersey, Angela danced her way into the eternal sunset on September 12, 2023, in Dothan, Alabama. Her life was a testament to the power of resilience, faith, and love.

Angela was the beloved daughter of William and Wynetta Wood and the cherished sister to William, Rosemary, Sonya, Teliah, and Tobias. Her family ties extended beyond her immediate family to her beloved cousins, Stevie, Faye, Sayge, and countless friends who she held close to her heart. Throughout her life, Angela drew inspiration from these rich familial bonds, viewing her family as her greatest treasure.

Her heart was a home to many, and she shared her life with her devoted husband, Anthony Stanyard, for 22 beautiful years. Together, they raised seven beautiful children: Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Victoria, Naomi, Jordan, and Chris. Each of them was a testament to Angela's capacity to love and nurture. Her love extended to her 17 grandchildren, each of whom she cherished with a love that knew no bounds.

In her professional life, Angela was a beacon of dedication and diligence, having been born in the General Hospital of East Orange, New Jersey. Her career was marked by a steadfast commitment to her work and the people she served. Angela was a woman of action, always ready to lend a helping hand, and her work ethic was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to work alongside her.

Angela's interests were as varied as they were vibrant. She was a woman of faith who trusted in the Lord through her toughest battles. Her faith was her anchor, providing her with the strength and resilience to face life's challenges with grace and courage. Angela had a penchant for the finer things in life, but her greatest joy was found in the simple pleasures. She was known for her beautiful singing voice and her ability to create delicious meals that brought her family together. These meals were not just about the food, but about the love and connection they fostered. 

Known fondly as "Angie," she was a radiant light in the lives of all who knew her. Her spirit was infectious, and her presence brought joy and comfort to those around her. Angela was a woman of substance, a woman of strength, and a woman of unwavering faith. Her legacy is one of love, generosity, and selflessness, traits she embodied and passed on to her children and grandchildren.

As we mourn Angela's passing, we find solace in the words of Psalms 48:14, "For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end." Angela believed in these words, lived by them, and they guided her through her life's journey.

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September 29, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary
814 Headland Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303
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Celebration of Life
September 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Patterson Street Freewill Baptist Church
406 Patterson Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303
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September 30, 2023

Gates of Heaven Cemetery
2106 Starling Road
Dothan, AL 36303


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