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”, Dianne Panther, who 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 on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
She is survived by her mother, Jennifer Jackson; father, James Ledford; and step-dad, Eugene Harlan; companion, Gavin Groenewald; son, James “Jay” Bradley; daughter, Antoinette (Tia) Mae Toineeta; grandchild, Astrid Saylor; sister, Ugina “Bean” Harlan-Pheasant; husband, David Pheasant; brother, Michael Harlan and 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; 15 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, and George Rosario Sr.; close cousins, George Rosario Jr., Shauna Consee-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; and paternal grandparents, James Ledford and Nellie Goings Ledford.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, June 16 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 2pm Thursday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.