Angela Lynn Ledford-Jackson

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Angela was born to Jennifer Jackson and James Ledford on May 15, 1975. Angela, 42, also had her step-dad, Eugene Harlan, her “Gran,” Paulette Smart and “Di,” Dianna Panther, all played an important part in her life. Angie, a graduate of Smokey Mountain High School, former tribal employee and a resident of the Birdtown Community, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She is survived by her mother, father and step-dad, Jennifer Jackson, James Ledford and Eugene Harland; companion, Gavin Groenewald; a son, daughter and grandchild, James “Jay Bradley, Antoinette (Tia) Mae Toineeta and Astrid Saylor; a sister, Ugina “Bean” Harlan-Pheasant her husband, David Pheasant; a brother, Michael Harlan, his companion, Vanessa Tiger; four nephews, Ethan Jackson, Michael Harlan, Jr., Zavian Hyatt and Conner Pheasant; four nieces, Kendall Jackson, Annee Hyatt, Jacie Jackson-Bradley, and Mica Harlan; fifteen aunts, Paulette Smart, Sheila Arch, Annette Jackson, Rosalyn Jackson, Lula Jackson, Kimmy Jackson, Geraldine Thompson, Edith Crowe, Lou Ella Jackson, Shirley Oswald, Ethel Jackson, Ester Jackson, Susie Plummer, Renee Ledford and Regina Rosario; four uncles, Abe Queen, Kenny Panther, Gilliam Jackson, George Rosario Sr.; other close cousins, George Rosario Jr., Shauna Conseen-Teesatuskie, Nikki Waybrant, Abe Jackson, Sharlotte Jackson, Ceana Jackson, and many other cousins, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Edward “Frank” and Elizabeth Bigmeat Jackson; paternal grandparents, James Ledford and Nellie Goings Ledford.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Pastors James (Bo) Parris and Greg Morgan will officiate with burial in the Bigmeat Cemetery.

Angela will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Thursday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service. 

Smoky Mountain Times

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