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Laura Ann Moore Angell passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2020 surrounded by her children, Haigh Angell, Carlton Angell, Frazier Angell and daughter-in-law Emelie Mckain. Laura was the daughter of the late Pat Moore of Savannah and Dallas, Texas. In addition to her children she is survived by her brother Stephen Moore of San Antonio, Texas.

Laura grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Illinois, after which she began a career as a buyer for Macy’s in Atlanta, Georgia. In the late 80s she accepted a position in Savannah as the director of the American Diabetes Association for the Southeast Region. Laura founded the wildly successful “Kiss-A-Pig” fundraiser, which raised millions of dollars to find a cure for diabetes.

Laura was an avid runner participating in multiple marathons. Her great love, though, was hiking and camping, especially in the mountains near Linville, North Carolina. She instilled that love in her children who shared many adventures with her and her beloved Spaniel, Callie.

Laura never met a stranger. She graced everyone she met with her beautiful smile, generous heart, and steady stream of conversation. Her friends and family benefited from her unfailing “can-do” mentality. Her courageous battle against cancer inspired everyone who knew her.

She found her true calling in recent years as the Director of the Youth Ministry at Asbury Memorial Church, where she instilled her love of Christ and service to the community with countless young folks.

A memorial service will be held at Asbury Memorial Church (1008 East Henry Street) at 2pm on Friday the 7th with a reception held directly afterwards. The family encourages everyone to dress in the spirit of celebration. The family is working to create a lasting tribute to Laura by renovating her favorite Appalachian Trail Shelter in her honor, and details will follow on ways to establish that legacy. Remembrances may also be made in Laura’s name to Asbury Memorial’s Youth Ministry.

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  1. HAL STOREY says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Laura’s death. It has been years since we last communicated but I often thought of her as I passed Savannah. We came to know each other when I was the volunteer chair fo the Georgia American Diabetes Association. She was so successful due to her bright smile and how she could light a room.

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to all her family. She made a difference. May she rest in perfect peace having risen in the glory of her Lord.

  2. Nancy Allen says:

    The world is a little less bright today because Laura has passed.on. We worked together at American Diabetes Association and I remember her so fondly. She was a very successful Director and made a true difference in the lives touched by that disease. Laura never met a stranger and captured the heart of all who knew her.
    When I think of Laura, I cannot help but smile. She was a special special person.
    May her beloved children, daughter in law, and her brother and his family find comfort in the coming days through Laura’s faith in the Lord. May she rest in peace.

  3. Berryhill Family says:

    My family sends it’s heartfelt condolences to all of Laura’s family and friends. We knew Laura from school and after school activitie with our kids growing up.
    Laura was a very special kind of person and you new it the moment you met her. You noticed her love, dedication and commitment to her children right away. We talked often about parenting and raising kids in “this day and age”. Laura had very strong opinions on the subject and I have very fond memories of our talks, about how many more distractions kids had now then we did growing up and about the benefits and challenges of keeping our kids busy outdoors.
    Her and my family shared an interest and love of the outdoors and I never tired of sharing stories with her of our families fishing, camping and other outdoor adventures.
    She was full of energy and life, she always brightened my day and I know that she will be missed greatly, but remembered forever as a Wonderful Mother, a great friend to a lucky few and a true inspiration for all of us, who are fighting our own battles.


  4. Debbie Kuharik says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Laura’s sons and family. I enjoyed her working with me and our talks so much. She was such a loving kind person and full of life. She will be missed by many people. I loved her dearly.

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