Angela Laffoday Obituary, Death – Angela Ethridge Laffoday, 57, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, following a long battle with cancer. Angela was the middle child of Arthur Russell Ethridge (deceased) and Pearle Yvonne Shumpert Ethridge, born at Tyndal Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.
Angela spent her childhood traveling with her parents because her father was in the military, eventually settling in South Carolina when she was eight years old. Her love of travel followed her throughout her life. Angela attended Lexington High School and graduated in 1984. WELL DONE, WILDCATS!!! Angela made friends easily and maintained friendships with people she went to school with throughout her life. She always said she was the luckiest girl in the world to have the best friends.
Angela worked at Palmetto Citizens FCU for the last 20 years of her life, and she had a variety of jobs before that. She was able to form a number of positive ties with both staff and members. She referred to them as her family on numerous occasions.
Pearle Yvonne Ethridge, her mother, is still alive. Benjamin Lee Laffoday, Jason Ethridge Laffoday, Tyler Ray Kirby (stepson), Michaela Elaine Kirby (stepdaughter), and many other children she loved as her own in various aspects of their lives; Sailor Pearle Deangelis Laffoday and Aurora Jewel Kirby (step granddaughter). Her sisters, Melody Bailes (Joe) and Patricia Ethridge (Marvin), as well as nephews Russell Crowell and Thomas “TJ”Martin, niece Ashley Escue, and great nephews Issaic Benitez, Donovan Crowell, Ryan Escue, Roran Escue, and Ethan Crowell, survive her.
The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Following the service, there will be a visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. They invite all visitors to tell them their Angela stories. At a later date, a private sea burial will take place.