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Angela Marie Wainwright


Sunrise: October 22, 1964

Sunset: September 14, 2020

First Lady (Minister) Angela Marie Wainwright, born October 22, 1964, transitioned home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2020.

First Lady Wainwright is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, a graduate of Princess Anne High School, and a graduate of Bowie State University where she received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.

She is credited for her unwavering support to the United States Army as an Army spouse for 20 years. Her dedication and support were recognized in numerous accommodations that include the Mary E. Walker Award, the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, and a number of other distinguished awards, certificates and letters. Her love for people and passion to encourage women led to the birth of her weekly emails entitled “Encouraging Words.” Her ability to reach the hearts of people had a global effect that changed lives for the better, and ultimately led to the publication of her first book, Enjoy the Journey, Words of Encouragement for the Relational Woman.

First Lady had many accomplishments, but there was and is none greater that that of her works in ministry. Through countless and bondless efforts, she assisted with the development and establishment of several Ministries to include Word of Truth Christian Ministries and Word of Truth International Christian Ministries. Her mantra was twofold: Excellence in Ministry and Simple Jesus. She lived both.

Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Pastor Gavin E. Wainwright (Hampton, VA), three beautiful children, Gavin Jr. (Longview, TX), Justin (Fort Bragg, NC), and Kearstin Walker (Marcus/Houston, TX), and granddaughter Nia Marie. She also leaves to cherish her memories, Thelma Winter (mother); Robert Richardson (brother); Nailah Richardson (sister); and Marie Dunson (sister). First Lady was loved by many to include a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She will be missed and will always be our Forever First Lady.

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    Dr. Darryle (Cynthia) Foy says

    Pastor, we are praying for the strength and comfort of the Lord at the home going of First Lady.

    Cynthia and I pray for the family’s healing through this experience.

    We love you and already feel the void in the earth at the transitioning of such a powerful Worshipper!

    However, we know and carry the same hope as she had that we will one day be rest.

    Because, earth has no sorrow that Heaven has not already healed!

    God bless and we love you sending up prayers for the family!

    Elder and Min Darryle & Cynthia Foy!

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    lisa R praileau says

    I will keep the family in prayer she was a beautiful person met her at the women conference at st. James truly will be miss.

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    Shana Marie Morris says

    My condolences to the entire Wainwright and Richardson family. May your memories bring you comfort during the difficult times ahead. She will always hold a special place in my heart.

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    Angelique Lawyer says

    From the moment we met I was drawn to her winning spirit. Always kind and loving she was a true woman on fire for Christ. Our families shared that unique bond that military family’s do and for that I am grateful for our season together. My condolences and love to the family left behind.
    Thank you Angie for your light! You will be missed

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