Mrs. Janice Marie Richmond Angle

3 April, 194925 April, 2021

Janice Marie Richmond Angle, 72, of Sophia peacefully went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2021 following a short illness. Born April 3, 1949, in Pluto. She was the daughter of the late Charles Norvel and Eva Marie Bennett Richmond. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents Earl and Ada Pearl Richmond; maternal grandparents Jessie and Nora Adkins Bennett; brothers Richard, Larry, and Darrell Richmond; son Dennis Neil Angle; granddaughter Neve Marie Reedy; sister-in-laws Sharon Angle Carte and Eva Gayle Angle Richmond. Those left to cherish her memory include daughter Angela Marie Reedy; son Michael “Kevin” Angle; their father Michael Kevin Angle Sr.; only living cousin Joanne Meador (Ben) Suma; daughter-in-law Tina Doss Angle; grandchildren Fredrick and Pauline Corbett, Kaitlynn and Jacob Angle, Ian and Aron Reedy; great-grandchildren Kody Angle and Caelynn Walker; sister-in-law Donna Richmond; brother and sister-in-law Gary (Darlene) Angle; brother-in-law Michael (Gladys) Carte; and the following nieces and nephews-Randy, Krista, Derrick, David, Timothy, Jeffery, Michella, April, and Gary. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967. During early years, she was a homemaker and volunteer firefighter with the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department. Through the years, she was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church, Women of the Moose and Order of Eastern Star. Janice was known as mom, mama, nana, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, daughter and friend. However, she was mostly known for her selfless nursing service. After graduating from the Raleigh County Vocational School as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she began her nursing career with the Beckley Veterans Administration Hospital on the long term care ward. She also did private in home care. In August 1990, Janice began to work on a medical/surgical and oncology ward for Raleigh General Hospital. She was known for her caring bedside manner and patient advocacy. Through her devoted labor and dedication, Janice treated all of her patients like family. She sometimes stayed over to care for others knowing she was sacrificing time with her own family. She enjoyed guiding new employees and students. Janice retired from Raleigh General Hospital in September 2004. Ironically, during her last days, she was still teaching the importance of following patient wishes and end of life care. Her eyes saw pain. Her hands touched hearts. Her heart felt brokenness. Her feet walked a thousand miles. All for her patients. God chose her to be a nurse and the hospital was her mission field. After walking all those miles, crippling psoriatic arthritis left her homebound. The crocheting, needle point, and sewing she crafted in former years became more difficult. She then enjoyed visiting with her family, talking on the phone, and watching television. Game shows and Law and Order were her favorite; as well as watching NASCAR races with her son Kevin. Private Graveside Services will be held in the Tower Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Southern West Virginia/Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.


  • Hospice of Southern West Virginia / Bowers Hospice House


  • Private Graveside Services


Mrs. Janice Marie Richmond Angle

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Joanne Suma

28 April 2021

Janice and I were first cousins. As children we spent several weeks together in the summer. She would come to my house with her little suitcase and a dollar or two for the movies. We walked both ways to and from Beckley to save money so we could go to more movies. The summer days were warm and the memories remain sweet in my mind.
We rarely argued mostly because she had a great disposition. We spent hours picking berries and sliding down the hills on cardboard we found behind the Wards
wearhouse. On the weekends we would go fishing with Dad and Mom. She loved
visiting during Vacation Bible School mostly because she was good at crafts.
A special thanks to her daughter, Angela for keeping me updated in her last days. May God give her immediate family
peace and assurance that they will meet again.

Tammy Ashmore

28 April 2021

I also had the pleasure of working with Janice on 4 South Raleigh General. Always willing to help she was a good and kind soul. Rest in peace now, you've earned your wings.
Prayers for her family.

dimmie warden

27 April 2021

I worked with Janice on 4 South from the evening she started until the day she retired. Janice was a very caring nurse to her patients and friend to the staff she had a heart of gold. We have kept in contact some thru the years by phone always the same sweet Janice. I am so sorry for the loss of this kind friend and my thoughts and prayers are with her family for the loss of their Mother.

Lisa Goode

27 April 2021

I worked with Janice at RGH 4-South. Such a marvelous nurse. She could brighten anyone's day. RIP Janice.

Delilah Bromfield

27 April 2021

I'm so very sorry to hear about Janice. I had the pleasure of working many years with her on 4 South at Raleigh General and she always had a positive outlook and made my day a little brighter. Prayers for the ones she leaves behind.