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“In everyone’s life at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirit.” Albert Schweitzer
On December 14, 2012, Angela Jacqueline Ward Little, one of those people who rekindled many of our inner spirits, passed away after a long illness. Angie was born July 16, 1961 to Jackie Ward and Barbara Poe, in Mountain City, Tennessee. She graduated from Johnson County High School and attended Walters State Community College and East Tennessee State University, earning her degree in nursing. In her 51 years, Angie touched many lives including her daughters, family, friends and the patients whom she cared for over the years as a nurse. Angie was highly regarded as a nurse, nurse educator, and was respected by her peers. Helping people and amateur photography were two of her many passions. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mountain City, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Georgia Ward and James and Marie Pennigton.
Survivors include her father, Jack Ward of Mountain City, TN; her mother, Mrs. Barbara Poe; and her husband, Curtis, of Shady Valley, TN; twin daughters, Ashley Litz and Amanda Litz, both of Johnson City; her former husband, Chris Little; and daughter, Breanna Little, of the home; two brothers, Mark Ward and wife Tonya of Bristol, TN, and John Desmond “Desie” Ward and wife Angie of Mountain City, TN; nieces, Addison Ward and Sheena Ward Johnson and her husband Jeremy, both of Mountain City, TN; a niece and nephew, Nicholas and Sophie Ward, of Kansas City, MO; one great niece and nephew; and her special friends, Jack and Donna Stout of Newberry, FL; and the late Margaret Campbell.
The funeral service for Ms. Little was conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 17, 2012 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, with the Reverend Lon Tobin, officiating. The family received friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM prior to the service, in the funeral home chapel; or at the home of her former husband, Chris Little, 165 Clay Little Road, Elizabethton or at the home of the twins, Ashley and Amanda Litz, 1811 West Lakeview Drive, Apt. D-4, Johnson City, TN 37601 at any other time.
The committal and entombment were conducted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Ledford, Jeremy Johnson, Marty Litz and Jack Stout.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.