FAIRBORN — Family and friends will say goodbye today to a Fairborn mother of four who collapsed Aug. 5 while trying to get her children out of the Beavercreek Walmart store when shots were fired.
Williams, 37, was in the store when Beavercreek police shot a gunman who was allegedly waving a pellet gun at customers. She collapsed while trying to flee the store with two of her kids and later died at Soin Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, with Tony McKiddy officiating. Entombment will follow in the Byron Cemetery Mausoleum.
According to her obituary published in the Herald, Williams was a 1995 graduate of Fairborn High School, Class of 1995, and a 2012 graduate of Clark State School of Nursing. She worked as a nursing administrator with Villa Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center and she was an auxiliary member of the Forgotten Breed Motorcycle Club.
Members of the motorcycle club called her “Sassy.” They think of her as more a family member and say they have lost members before, but nothing this unexpected. All they want now is for everyone to know the person she really was.
“She was always uplifting. Always cheerful. If she had a bad day you’d never know it,” is how The Forgotten Breed motorcycle club president Rick Fogel describes Williams.
“It seemed like every time she walked in a room, you wouldn’t even have to flip a light switch on. Her smile would brighten the whole room up,” said club member Chris Mulins.
These aren’t friends who see each other every weekend. It is more like dinner together five or six days a week. That same bond is giving them strength to support Angela’s fiance. Club members said Angela met her fiance Stubz two years ago, and the couple was to be married Saturday, Aug. 9.
“I talked to Stubz today, and I told him ‘keep your chin up. We will get through this together. We will make it. We will get through this together, like we have everything else,’ and he said, ‘I know,’” Fogel said last week.
They want people to know that Angela was running to protect her children Tuesday night when she suffered a medical condition inside the store. As her second family, it’s their mission to take care of her other family.
“We will make it. Stubz will make it. Her children will make it. Her baby girl. She has a nine year old daughter who was with her. We’re going to take special care of her. Take special attention to make sure that baby girl is well taken care of.”
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to SICSA (The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals) at www.sicsa.org or envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.
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