Angela Rose-Cowan Byrd entered the world on April 12, 1968. She was received into Heaven on April 19, 2020
She attended Stevens Elementary, Meany Jr. High, Garfield High (Class of 1990), Seattle Central Community College, and received her B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Washington.
Angela valued her family and her friends. Two of her most treasured friendships were with Katrina (Trina) Rhodes-Michaels and Charleesa (Lisa) Barringer. Trina and Angel were raised, practically together, in the neighborhood enclave centered at 18th and Thomas. Lisa and Angela met at Garfield and would, together with Sharon (Sherry) Kinared, Heather Briehm, and Baylee Schwartz-Dietrich form and continue a college centered group that would meet, talk, dine, and fellowship with no regard to geography, distance, or time. Nor to the fact that Angie was proudly the lone Husky in the group, while everyone else was a Cougar. Love, does indeed, conquer all.
Her career choices allowed her to be of service to others, with emphasis on students and young people. It was her nature to make those around her feel better by listening intently while sharing words of encouragement and comfort. She was Case Manager/Student Advocate at YWCA/YMCA, Shoreline Community College, and Tree House. At her passing Angela was employed at Seattle Municipal Court, where she was the consummate professional. It was here that she was introduced to the 'Sista's Prayer Team'. Those moments of friendship and fellowship shared with her 'Sistas' brought her great joy and served to confirm and strengthen her faith.
She was lovingly known by many nicknames derived from her name. These include Angel, Angie, and AngelBaby.
Angela leaves to cherish her memory her Loving Mother, Dianna (Diane) Byrd; Father, Andrew Rick (Butch, Ricky) Cowan; Aunts, JoAnn and Rose Marie Thompson; Uncles, Clifford, Cardell, and Clarence Thompson; Cousins, Odessa Thompson, Michael (Stephanie) Thompson, and Danielle (Christopher) Osorio; 2nd Cousins, Stacia, Seth, Ashley, Dalyn, Brooklyn, Michael Jr.(Mikey), Jordyn, Malikai, and Jaylen; Sisters, Charise and Toy; Niece Gabrielle; God Parents Carolyn and Gene Rankin; and many friends, clients, and co-workers.
She was preceded in death by her Beloved Grand Parents, Rosa Lee Thompson and John Addis; Uncles, Charles Jr. (Sonny) and Joseph (Joe) Thompson and Cousin, Sanai Thompson.
Although Angel no longer walks amongst us, we will keep her love of purple, her spirit, her zest for life, and her smile with us forever......until we can see her again.
A Celebration of Life for Angela will take place at a later date.
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