Angela Denise Sheard was born on November 1, 1959 in Long Branch, NJ, to the late Bernice and Joseph Sesler, Sr.; she was the second of four children. On March 20, 2023 at the age of 63 she peacefully slipped away after being surrounded by her beloved family.
Angie, as she was called, attended Long Branch High School. During her high school years she was a part of the Green Wave Marching Band as a Color Guard and graduated in 1977.
Upon graduation, she followed in the footsteps of her esteemed mother and attended Monmouth County Vocational School to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She worked as an LPN at Monmouth Medical Center for 22 years. She was very sharp in her field and it brought her great joy to work in her profession for which she had great passion.
In 1980 Angela met the love of her life Benjamin Sheard, Jr. Later in the year, on September 20, 1984, they married and together had 3 children.
Angie and her commentary were one of a kind. She had a great sense of humor; however, you knew when she was serious as well. She always made you feel her presence. She had great love for family, music, football and her slang, “YOU KNOW WHAT!”
She loved her “Butchie” and knew that he had her back 1000% and then some. Angie loved her children and was so proud of each of them and their life accomplishments. She also loved cutting up with her sisters doing the old fashioned Freehold choir march with the hand behind the back swinging hard…and playing her tambourine!
She knew every throwback gospel song that you could ever imagine; she loved listening to her favorite artists - Karen Clark Sheard, LA Mass Choir, Kirk Franklin, and many more. She loved some beef and broccoli, and made delicious macaroni and cheese. She would holler for her GIANTS! But most of all, she loved being in her room watching her favorite court shows and Law and Order.
Angela was predeceased by her parents, the late Rev. and Mrs. Bernice and Joseph Sesler, Sr.; her mother-in-law, Louise Sheard; her father-in-law, Benjamin Sheard, Sr., and her brother-in-law, Theodore Garrett, Sr.
She leaves to mourn, her beloved husband of 42 years, Benjamin Sheard, Jr.; her 3 children, Benjamin III aka BJ (Kuree), Brandon, and Ashley; 2 sisters, Valary Garrett and Shirley Sesler-Herring (Kervin), her brother, Joseph Sesler, Jr.; sister-in-law, Sheila Gooding; brother-in-law Keith Sheard, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She will greatly be missed by her family and everyone who knew and loved her. Rest Well Angie.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at New Hope Church of God, 200 Garfield Avenue in Long Branch. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery in Tinton Falls. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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