May 09, 1954 - May 25, 2017
Angela Ragan Long, affectionately known by her friends and family as “Angie Boo-Boo” or “The Scange,” passed away peacefully in her home on May 25, 2017. She was born in 1954 in Boone, NC. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Jack and Kathryn Ragan, and her sisters, Claudia Ragan Cameron and Regina Ragan Miller. Angela attended RJ Reynolds High School and she spent most of her life in Winston-Salem. Angela had a successful career in the service industry working at Leon’s Cafe, Salem Tavern and the Zevely House in Winston. She devoted her adult life to raising her son and helping her friends and family in any way she knew how. She loved reminiscing about her travels to Africa, Europe, and Central America with her old friend, “Dr. B.” Angela was an avid fan of British comedies and Masterpiece Theatre, and she loved to share them during her frequent and long-winded phone calls with her son and nephew. An animal lover, Angela was known to bring home strays and feed the local wildlife. Angela left behind her nephew, John Taylor, her lifelong partner in crime, Susie Nash, and her treasured son, Ben Long. In lieu of flowers, Angie Boo-Boo would appreciate donations to the Forsyth Humane Society. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
I will always remember your smiling face Ange! I will miss our phone conversations that we had to catch up although they were lessened with our busy lives!! You were a godsend during the the early stages of Andrew's difficulties and I appreciate you taking him in You always said he was like your second son and your kindness to him meant the world to me! Rest comfortably my friend and ailment free! Love you lots and whisper in Ben's ear that if he needs us we are here
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is never easy, regardless of how or when it happens. May Angela's loved ones find comfort in the words found at 2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4 where it says, .."the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial.." One way God comforts us is by means of his beautiful promise found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 where it says "death will be no more." Very soon He will eliminate the very thing that causes us so much pain. What a wonderful hope indeed! I hope you are able to find comfort in these promises and the hope that they will soon be a reality.
God cares for those who have a broken heart: Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the broken hearted; he binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember Jehovah God loves you and he cares for you1 (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org
Attn: Susie Nash...I knew you and Angela 45+ years ago. I lived om Sunset near Hanes Park. Regina lived close by at one time. Later after I moved back to Winston I ran into Angela. She was expecting. I'll always remember her and regret not keeping in touch. She was a special person. Would love to hear from you.