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WKEF-TV ABC 22 News :: News - Top Stories - UPDATE: Friends, Co-Workers Celebrate Angela Williams' Life
Friday, August 22 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
UPDATE: Friends, Co-Workers Celebrate Angela Williams' Life
SPRINGFIELD -- An innocent, indirect victim of the Beavercreek Walmart police shooting was celebrated Friday.

Angela Williams died from a medical condition while trying to escape from the store with her children.

Friday, loved ones gathered to say goodbye.

An unexpected death is often the hardest for loved ones to endure

"We try to focus on the positive things she brought to our life even for a short time. She left behind a family," coworker Jane Adams said.

Thirty-seven year old Angie Williams left behind a grieving fiance, four children, and countless friends and coworkers. Angie was a lead nurse at Villa Springfield Rehabilitation Center, where it wasn't just patients she helped repair.

"She would always sing in the hallways t the residents or the staff. She was always bubbly and smiling when she went into the room," Adams added, herself with a smile.

There were bursts of laughter through the tears at Friday's celebration of life, because Angie wouldn't have it any other way.

Angie's fellow nurses were racking their brains to find the perfect memoria lthat their friend would love.

"It s everything that Angie would've loved," coworker Michelle Hemphill explained.  "We came up with the bench and put the saying on it and it's perfect."

So Angie will still have a place where her light can shine on her friends.

"I can do this because I know you would. So we'll just work through our struggles knowing she would've done the same thing," Adams said.

Donations for the Angie Williams Memorial Fund are now being accepted at Wright-Patt Credit Union.


EARLIER...

SPRINGFIELD -- Co-workers and friends of Angela Williams gathered today to hold a celebration of life event where she had worked.

Williams died Aug. 5 during the Beavercreek Walmart shooting. She collapsed from a medical issue while trying to get her children out of the store.

Donations for the Angie Williams Memorial Fund also were taken. If you want to help, that fund has been set up at Wright-Patt Credit Union.

Watch ABC 22 News at 6 and FOX 45 News at 6:30 tonight for more from today's celebration of life.



Previous coverage:

AUGUST 7: Coworkers Remember Bride-to-Be who Died after Collapsing During Walmart ShootingUPDATE: Friends, Co-Workers Celebrate Angela Williams' Life

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