Lou Ella Angel

January 19, 1926June 11, 2018

Lou Ella Hoots Angel passed away on June 11 at the age of 92 and entered into the glorious presence of her Lord Jesus Christ.

Lou was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Winston-Salem, N.C., the daughter of Zeno Daniel and Lula Conrad Hoots. Lou grew up in Winston-Salem and attended public schools, graduating from Reynolds High School in 1943. She attended college at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. After graduation from Meredith, Lou taught school in the High Point and Winston-Salem public schools for several years. She married Charles E. Angel in Winston-Salem on Dec. 20, 1949 and enjoyed 64 years of a wonderful and blessed life together.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and a sister as well as two brothers who died in infancy.

Lou loved being a homemaker and truly embraced creating an atmosphere of love and care in her home. Her house was always beautifully adorned with lovely needlepoint, crocheting and ceramics that she had made herself!

Lou loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and served Him from a very young age when she responded to the altar call at a Mordecai Ham crusade in the 1930s.

Her husband’s job took the family to New Jersey, Greensboro, Indiana, Georgia and finally back to Greensboro. Everywhere she moved she quickly made friends and became involved in Bible Studies and prayer groups. She and her husband helped start several churches including Somerset Hills Baptist, Basking Ridge, NJ (1963-68), The Church of Praise, Carmel, Ind. (1975-80), Landmark Church, Stone Mountain, Ga. (1980-86) and Maranatha/Living Way Church, Greensboro (1986-Present). Once settled in Greensboro after retirement, Lou and Charles became active members of Living Way Church where Lou counseled many young ladies and couples through life’s challenges.

Lou is survived by her children, a son, Charlie (and wife Suzanne) of Colfax, NC and a daughter, Lu Meares (and husband Paul and stepdaughters Jessica and Patricia) of Raleigh, NC, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16, at 12 noon at Living Way Church, 4433 Rehobeth Church Road, Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends before the service at 11:00 am - 11:45 am at the church. Burial will take place at Enon Baptist Church in East Bend, NC at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the missions fund of Living Way Church. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Angel family.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Gwen Brown

June 30, 2018

Just now receiving this news...... with very mixed emotions.... Lou made an impact on my life as well. Her quiet peaceful spirit was always a comfort to me. Our loss is most certainly heaven's gain. She was one of those people who made the world a better place just by being in it. So glad she is rejoicing with her Heavenly Father and the angels right now, but she will be sorely missed.

Debby Alston

June 16, 2018

I was so blessed to attend the service today for Lou and to hear the many stories and tributes about her amazing life. She impacted my life in key ways over the years. When the Angels moved back to Greensboro and were part of Maranatha Church (now Living Way) in the 80's, Lou started a prayer group for the young moms. I was expecting my first child and she would pray over me and for all the moms, imparting encouragement for this all- important job. Many years later, when she was in her 80's, we waited in the waiting room with Suzanne while her son Charlie was having surgery. She shared with us the word the Lord had given her for him while interceding for him. It was an "aha! moment" for me as I realized my job as an intercessor for my children will never end, even when I am in my later years, as she was. What a blessing for me to have such a godly example in my life. I know she touched many, many others as she touched our lives. So thankful she is rejoicing with Jesus in her heavenly home.

Luanne Arrington

June 15, 2018

I was named for Lou, who was my mother's college suitemate, so I have fond memories of her going back for almost my entire life. She and Charlie double-dated with my Mom and Dad and we have some great pictures of that time in their lives. When they moved back to Greensboro, their friendship renewed. Lou was always a calm and steady "rock" spiritually for everyone who knew her. She radiated her faith, and was a true prayer warrior. She was loved much by many. Lou will be missed, and I'm so thankful we will see her again!

Luanne (Jones) Arrington