Angela Antoinette Jennings
April 20, 1956 – May 6, 2019
“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love His appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law and friend Angela Antonette Mitchell Jennings was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday afternoon May 6, 2019. Angela was born April 20, 1956 to the late Ruth Naomi Mitchell Gilchrist and Robert Lee Nixon Sr. in Chesapeake, Virginia. Angie as most called her graduated from Kempsville High School. She also took classes at Tidewater Community College. Her career as a computer programmer in the Information Technology Department at NAS Oceana. There she received many awards for her job performance. She retired with 33 years of service as a DOD Civilian. She moved to New Light as a young child in to a new world as an only child. What she didn’t know is that she was not alone. She was quickly accepted in the hearts of all who knew her. She was no longer alone. She soon became a big sister, a cousin and a friend to many. The Ashby’s, Smith’s, Eure’s, Wilson’s and the entire community welcomed her. The first to welcome her was her fist love Doug. Everyone then knew who Angie was, and they knew she was well protected. They became New Light Royalty. They will be forever be known as “Angie, Tee, and Doug!” Trenise L. Hamilton (Michael G. Hamilton) of Alabama. Angela was employed at South Eastern Virginia Training Center where she met Robert L. Jennings. They fell in love and was married that following June. Angie and Bobby an Army Veteran purchased their first home together in Chesapeake. She became a sister-in-law to a large loving and caring family. The Jennings family welcomed her with open arms. In that love Teia was created and is the love of her life! Angela was raised in a God fearing home. She attended New Light Baptist Church at a very young age. She attended Bethel Baptist church as young adult. Enoch Baptist Church is where she called home. She became a full member on September 19, 2010, when she publicly Confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. She really enjoyed bible study. She loved God so much that she created her own daily bible study group on her phone. These daily messages reached out in a way that cannot be explained. She sent out daily verses, and prayers. This will truly be missed as she called it “The Prayer Group”. She ended every Prayer with “ To God be the glory the great things he has done he gave us his only begotten son we are one family goodnight everyone.” She leaves behind her maternal siblings are Gina Daniels of Hampton, Milton J. Gilchrist Jr. of Virginia Beach, Nedra A. Gilchrist of Norfolk, and Darrell D. Gilchrist. Her paternal siblings are Theresa Howard (Alexander) of North Carolina, Timothy Happer of Chesapeake, Bryant Nixon, and Robert Nixon III. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives, friends, family, and her church family. Even with all of her awards and achievements her greatest accomplishment was becoming a Mother (Trenise and Teia) and Grandmother (Angela – “Susie”, Tiara- “Queen”, Destiny- “Des”, Michael-“Prince”, and Dalanta- “My Son”. We will be forever known as “AT&T” Angie, Trenise and Teia.
- Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
- Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Monday, May 13, 2019
Angela Antoinette Jennings
Vanessa Fowler (ENOCH BAPTIST CHURCH)
May 12, 2019
Trenise, Teia - Please remember that our memories are forever and a place where we can always visit when our loved ones are no longer here with us. The Lord cares and will comfort your hearts during this time and forever. When you think of Mother Angela you will smile and tears will follow because you loved and will miss her.
May 11, 2019
I will always remember the warmth and welcoming of this beautiful mother growing up. Trenise and Teia, you are greatly appreciated and will always lead charisma taught by such a wonderful mother and friend. Jesus luv us.
May 11, 2019
Angie and I worked together at Oceana fir several years. We had wonderful talks together and enjoyed each other’s company. So sorry we didn’t keep more in touch after we retired! So thankful I got to know her and call her my friend.