Angela Shantia Bryneigh Gipson came into the world on Friday, June 3, 1994 weighing only one pound twelve and half ounces and those who were touched by her life would never be the same. Her parents Rickey Gipson and Alesha S. Harrison knew right away that Angela would one day make a forever lasting impression in this world. As a baby she was active and exploratory; she warmed up easily to anyone and possessed an infectious giggle and smile that would melt any heart.
As a little girl she was baptized and united with Tower Strength Ministries in Hot Springs and would attend First Baptist Sparkman. She was a exemplary student and 2012 graduate of Arkadelphia High School where she was a member of DECA. She was very outgoing and made friends with all races. Angela knew the value and worth of being a true friend. She loved being in the company of family and friends; and was often the center of attention.
If ever a title existed “Selfie Queen” she was. Angela loved to Facebook and posting “selfies”, she also used it to keep up with family and friends, send an encouraging message or post her life victories. She greeted life and its circumstances with a style and grace all her own. A fashionista a best, she loved makeup, hair and eyelashes.
On October 9, 2019, Angela was blessed to be the mother of King Coreyon Da’Rel Smith whom she affectionately named “King”. He was her life and she loved being his mother. She took that role seriously and wanted to make sure that he received all of the love and affection he deserved.
A full-time mom, student and employee, Angela stayed the course. She worked as a private care provider, was a 2017 graduate of the Arkansas Department of Corrections as a correctional officer and had enrolled to attend school this fall in the nursing program at National Park in Hot Springs. She was known to be loud, and full of laughter. Angela’s death has been swallowed up in Victory. Her life has just begun.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Kathy Bullock; great-grandmothers, Arline Gipson and Dorothy Daniel.
Those left to relish in her memory are: a handsome and loving son, King C. D. Smith; her parents, Rickey Gipson and Alesha S. Harrison; her grandparents, Celesia Williams, Ronald Hart, and Andre Wesley; sisters, Destiny C. Gipson, Tikara Bell, and Manadia Gardner; brothers, Rickey Gipson, Jr., Kristian Johnson, Garrian Allison and Kylan Allison; aunts, Tamara Daniel, Kanesha Daniel, Ladonna Hart, Jumilyah Mitchell, Annette Ochoa, Ruby Moody, Monica Williams, Dee Wesley and Natalie Wesley; uncles, Tristian Daniel, Fredrick Bragg, Wade Brown, Kharee Brown, Calvin Bullock and Andre Bullock; a great-grandmother, Bessie Hart; great aunts, Phyllis (Ricky) Harrison, EarthLine Thomas, Bessie Williams, Versie ( Abe) Allen, Shirley Thrower, Charlene Newell, Mildred McCall, Donna Hart, Bobbie Hart, Vera Perry and Regina Hart; great uncles, Fred (Deedra) Daniel, Elijah ( Pat) Gipson, Sammy Hart, Michael Hart, Robert Hart and Russell Hart and a great-great aunt, Veleria Govan. She also leaves a wealth of nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.
Public visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic and the directives from the Governor's Office State of Arkansas please do not linger. Please pay your respects and leave so others may have the chance to enter the funeral home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Sparkman Community Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Moody, eulogist and Rev. Llewellyn E. Terry, Sr., officant.
Bearers of the casket will be Torrance Daniel, Bradford Bragg, Darron Johnson, Andre Bullock, Calvin Bullock and Jeffery Berry.