January 20, 1974 ~ April 2, 2022
Angela Denise Gilchrist Edwards age 48 passed away on Saturday April 2, 2022 unexpectedly. She is preceded in death by her father, William (Gilly) Gilchrist, grandparents, Mary L Wills and Lewis F Bowen Sr. and William and Emily Gilchrist all of Hopewell an aunt Faidra Bowen and a cousin Mathew Higgins. She is survived by her mother Janie B. Jones (Wayne Markland), her son Christian McLaughlin, daughter Samantha E. Edwards, brother Jeremy Jones, (Tiffanie), Grandfather John E. Wills “Papa John”, aunt Fran Higgins (Bill), uncles Lewis F. Bowen Jr, Lonnie A. Bowen and Dennis Gilchrist, numerous cousins and nieces and nephews. Angela graduated from Hopewell High School 1993 and studied at John Tyler in Forensics. She was a long-time employee then owner of Cigarette City in Colonial Heights. She was affiliated with the Eagles of American Legion and was working as a Bartender many years at Partners II in Hopewell. Angela was one who loved blindly and unconditionally. She touched more people’s hearts than most could in a lifetime. She had a smile that would go for miles within your soul. There wasn’t anything that she couldn’t & wouldn’t do if she set her mind to it. There will not be a day that goes by where she is not in our memories. We will all miss her immensely. A funeral service will he held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 with the Reverend Ken Hendricks officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.