Amber Therese D'Angelo

September 9, 1970April 24, 2021

Amber Therese D’Angelo, 50, of Newport News, VA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

She was born on September 9, 1970 in Hampton. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Jimmie Foxx Kern and Loretta Nadine Kern of Toano; paternal grandfather, Donald B. Shortt of Hampton; uncles, Charlie “Bear” White of Richmond, and Pat Shortt of Gloucester; and cousin, Hannah Rose Rising of Mukilteo, WA. Amber is survived by her parents, Brenda and Mark Shortt; sister, Brandi D’Angelo of Toano; paternal grandmother, Regina Shortt of Yorktown; maternal aunts, Alice White of Richmond, and Dawn (Larry) Yeary of Chester; maternal uncles, Clifford Kern of Toano, and Eric Kern of Richmond; paternal uncle, Tim (Cindy) Shortt of Seaford; paternal aunts, Terry (Dean) Schap of Ponchatoula, LA, and Krissy (Andy) Williams of Portsmouth; and numerous cousins and close friends.

Amber’s family, friends, and her beloved dog Coco were the most important things in her life. She had the biggest heart of gold, a deep faith in God, and was protective of those she loved, especially her sister Brandi. Amber had a quick wit, beautiful laugh, and smile. She enjoyed connecting with her family and friends on social media, collecting Boyds Bears with her favorite bears coming from her Uncle Charlie every Christmas, and she was an artist. Amber was a fun loving person and despite her health challenges, made each day count.

Fly high, beautiful, Fly high. We love and miss you dearly.

A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, VA 23666. Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

“The Lord is the strength of my life” Psalm 27:1


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021


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Patricia Burns

April 29, 2021

Brenda I'm so sorry my heart is so broken for you and your family . I remember how sweet Amber was and how much her and Brandie reminded me of my sister Kathy and me , you are in my prayers

Sally & Jimmy Turley

April 29, 2021

Brenda , Brandi & Mark , we are so sorry for your loss of Amber . Our little court is surely going to have a big void in it now . Mama Amber was a wonderful loving soul. She always checked on us & our neighbor Ray . Always making us a pot of her wonderful homemade soup for us when we were under the weather. She always had a habit if sneaking up on me & scaring me. OMG, that smile & her laughter when she did. I am going to miss that . I also going to miss Brandi too ! Fly & soar high my young friend with your golden wings , heart & halo . Heaven is sure going to be a lively place now ! We will surely miss you & you will forever be in our hearts ! Til we meet again rest well . Love you & miss you Amber ! 😢💔🤗

Therese Schap

April 28, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss Brenda and Mark. She was a wonderful person and will be missed so much.
Dean and Terry

Eric Kern

April 28, 2021

You will be missed Amber i will always remember you. All the laughs and jokes and good family times we shared. Loved you alot even when we didnt agree you always meant alot to me. Some of the happiest moments in my life have been shared with you Thank you for all the memories. Love you Always

Cheryl Alvarado

April 27, 2021

Remembering the day you were born and watched you grow into an amaZzzzzing person.We lost contact, but FB reunited us and I soooo enjoyed reading your comments/posts...I will definitely miss that ....make sure when you see my dad and your grandpa together, in Heaven, they are behaving.. give my dad a hug for me....RIP Amber, yoU will be missed❤️❤️❤️

Madeana Rodriguez

April 27, 2021

I can't even begin to express the sadness I feel. Amber you were such a fun person to be around. Your love and loyalty for your friends was one of your greatest gifts. I feel so lucky to have been one of your friends. I have so many wonderful memories of us. You were like family. I hate that we drifted apart when I moved away. I wish I could have seen you one last time before you went home. Our weekly movie/dinner nights were some of my favorite times and I will never forget them. ❤ R.I.P love. I'll miss you.

Chantel Buswell

April 27, 2021

Mamma you will always be in our hearts. That big laugh and sassy talk always lit up the room. You were the one that was quick to protect and look out for your loved ones. I am happy for the pictures with you and Alona and the memories we made with the kids ...Miss you always mamma

Delilah Baul

April 27, 2021

Brenda I am so sorry for your family loss Amber was a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit

Krissy Williams

April 27, 2021

My day one and forever friend and my niece. I miss you dearly and this world will not be the same without you. I hope that we will see each other again in heaven when it’s it my time. 50 years was just too short but so glad you were in my world. LYLAS. Fly high to the angels. Give our family up there hugs from me and take care of my Hannah. Love always, Krissy